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Does Dental Insurance Cover Dental Implants?

July 20, 2018

Filed under: General Dentistry — Tags: — tntadmin @ 9:21 pm

Mature man eating an appleThe question—does dental insurance cover dental implants—cannot be answered with a simple yes or no. Of course, if you have dental insurance then you should always check to find out what your benefits are for any type of dental treatment and implants are no exception. If your dentist in Reynoldsburg has recommended replacing your missing teeth with dental implants, then you can call the customer service phone number on your insurance card. They will be able to provide a full explanation. In any case, dental implants are an excellent choice for tooth replacement because they restore both the root and crown of missing teeth.

How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?

Dental implants may cost a bit more up front than other tooth replacements—dentures or a crown and bridge. However, they may actually end up costing less because of their longevity.

The average cost of a single implant is between $500 and $2000. This range depends on the type of prep work required before you get dental implants. If more than one implant is needed, then the additional implants typically cost slightly less than the first.

How Does Dental Insurance Impact the Cost of Implants?

As dental implants become more and more popular—and their health advantages are proven time and again—some dental insurance plans are beginning to offer coverage.

But even if your dental insurance provider does not cover implants, they may cover part of the cost of your replacement teeth whether that is a single crown, a bridge or an implant-retained denture. If you’re about to get dental implants in Reynoldsburg, speak to your dentist’s business office for help in determining how your insurance may help to partially pay for this treatment.

How Else Can I Pay for Dental Implants?

If your dental insurance doesn’t cover implants, then check to see if you can use the flex spending account from your employer. In addition, CareCredit is a third-party healthcare financier that has low and no interest financing options. There is also Lending Club, which provides longer terms with better rates for extended payment options.

 

Meet the Doctor

Dr. Walt Mick is a family and cosmetic dentist in Reynoldsburg, OH. He and his staff offer a range of general, restorative and cosmetic dental services to help keep you and your smile healthy and beautiful. If you would like to learn more about dental implants or any other tooth replacement, schedule a consultation with Dr. Mick.

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