Reply To: Can’t Afford Implants to Replace Teeth Lost to Disease – Please Help


Hi Sharri,

I am very sorry to hear about your difficult situation. Thank you for taking the time to provide all of the details about yourself and what has happened to your teeth to date.

If you haven’t already, I highly recommend reading this page to find one or more methods of saving money on implants that work for your situation. Getting work done at a school of dentistry or paying for the work with a financing plan can both make implants more accessible.

In addition, have you considered any non-implant alternatives to implants? I was unable to get a completely clear picture of which teeth will need to be replaced, but removable partial dentures or fixed bridges would definitely be cheaper in any case and would function and look better than the rotting teeth you talk about. And from the sounds of it, getting those rotten teeth out of your mouth should be done ASAP!

My last piece of advice is to consider starting a fundraising campaign using a website like or and ask you friends, family, local churches and any online communities you’re a part of to donate towards your dental work. Be sure to write a clear and detailed explanation of your situation (like you did here) and let people know how new teeth will positively impact your life and the lives of your kids. Having a link to direct people to when you post on a website makes it possible for people who feel like helping to donate to your cause.