Dental implants are an investment. They are an investment in your health, your smile, and your overall well-being. Though they can be expensive, the overall cost is worth it as an implant provides numerous benefits—including a healthier mouth, more confidence, and a long-lasting, low care option for tooth replacement. If you are considering a dental implant and nd the cost to be high, make sure you talk to your insurance provider and see what they can do to help.
Some dental insurance companies do not cover dental implants as they claim the procedure to be elective. But sometimes, according to Colgate.com, they will cover part of the procedure, like the crown or the tooth extraction itself, so it is definitely worth it to nd out. Sometimes insurance companies may cover costs depending on the reason for the implant, for instance, if the tooth loss was due to an accident, they may be more likely to cover the cost of dental implant surgery.
Because dental implant procedures have so many varying factors, like the reason for the implant, the extent of the work needing to be done, and even the location of the dentist themselves, it is hard to price out a dental implant without a consultation with your family dentist or another specialist. The reason for the implant also comes into play with insurance; if there is no underlying reason for the implant and tooth extraction, usually insurance won’t pay. But if it is due to a health condition or accident, they might.
Dental companies themselves will vary on if and how much they pay, as will policies within certain companies. The best thing to do is to speak with your dental health insurance provider directly, or you can have your dentist will call and nd out what the insurance coverage will be if any.
As important as it is to talk to friends, family or coworkers who have had this procedure done, this does not really help here because coverage varies so much between providers. You need to look into this one on your own.
It Can Make a Difference
Some patients who want a dental implant know for sure it’s what they’ll do, regardless of cost. Others need the financial help from dental insurance. Insurance coverage can make a big impact on the cost of the implant. Usually, implants run about $3,000 to $4,500, and for many people, that’s a hefty expense. Remember, though, implants last a lifetime and need very little upkeep, if any. It really is a one-time cost.
After checking with your insurance company, you can also speak to your dental specialist about a payment plan or other ways to help cover the cost.
If a dental implant is something you are considering, please contact us at Watkin Dental Associates. We can help with dental implants or any of your dental needs!