yes, implants are not healthy because the body sees them as a foreign object and launches an immune response. you should try the valplast flipper or nesbit (depends on where the tooth is missing from, front or back). it is a partial of one tooth. yes, biologic dentists in the US are very expensive and that is why many go to tijuana mexico or other places in mexico. they don't have the overhead costs there that they do in the U.S.