Dental implants have become accepted as the most state-of-the-art option for restoration of missing or badly decayed teeth. However, most dental insurance companies are behind the times in their coverage of this option, and may cover none of, or only part of, this treatment. Even though a dental implant may be a true necessity, many dental insurances still classify it as a “cosmetic” procedure. Dental insurance policies that cover more traditional treatment options like dentures for tooth restoration still do not cover dental implants. Since dental implants may cost over $3,000 for just one tooth, many patients wonder how they will afford it. It’s always worth working with a dentist and checking with your insurance company to see if at least part of the procedure may be covered.
Breaking it Down
Getting a dental implant usually involves several steps. First of all, if the tooth is badly decayed, it may need to be extracted. Tooth extractions are often covered by dental insurance as they are usually necessary. If there is lost bone around the tooth where the implant is needed, bone grafting may be done, and this is often not covered by dental insurance. Whether or not the implant itself is covered will depend upon your dental insurance policy, but all too often, it is not covered. However, the placement of the final crown over the implant may be covered. The only way to find out for sure is to check with your dental insurance company. It is also true that there are usually annual caps on how much coverage is available, so it is smart to check and see how much coverage you have left for a given year.
Call to Schedule an Appointment With a Pennsylvania Dental Implant Dentist Today
If you are interested in learning more about dental implants, call to schedule an appointment with a Pennsylvania dental implant dentist today. The professional staff at Think Oral Implants and Periodontics will answer any questions you may have about this effective and long-lasting procedure. We serve the cities of Paoli, Malvern, West Philadelphia, Frazier, West Chester, Norristown, Wayne, Berwyn, Chesterbrook, Devault and surrounding communities. Visit our web page at https://think-oral-implants-and-periodontics.org/, or call us at 610-550-3333 and learn more about how dental implants can restore your dental health.