Does Insurance Cover the Cost of Dental Implants?
Here at Edelweiss Dental Implant Center in Coppell, TX, we want all of our patients to feel confident about coming to see us, which is why patient education is so important. When you understand how certain procedures will help you, or how insurance coverage can work for a procedure, you will be better able to make an educated decision that will benefit your oral health. In the case of dental implants, there are always many questions surrounding the procedure and one of the most common ones is, “Does insurance cover dental implants?” Below you will find some useful information regarding dental insurance/medical insurance coverage of dental implants.
How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?
There is a wide range of options for dental implant placement and restorations. There are also many different oral health scenarios that patients can find themselves in. An average cost of dental implant placement (implant post placement) is between $1,000 and $ 3,000. The two other parts of a dental implant that are placed after the post has healed in the jaw are the abutment and the restoration (in this case a crown). The abutment and the crown will add between $500 and $3,000 to the overall cost. This brings the total average cost of a dental implant to somewhere between $1,500 and $6,000. This example is the average cost of a dental implant without help from any form of insurance.
How Much Might Insurance Cover For Dental Implants?
All insurance plans are different and have varying degrees of coverage. Most dental benefits packages have an annual max coverage of somewhere between $1,000 and $1,500.
What Situations Might Insurance Cover Dental Implants?
There are some dental insurance plans that will cover the partial cost of dental implants. Medical insurance plans that cover dental implants are becoming more common. We will work with your insurance provider to make sure that the maximum amount of coverage is applied to your implant placement surgery.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are the most comprehensive and permanent solution that we have for tooth replacement. Dental implants are usually made of a titanium post that we surgically insert into your jaw bone, which fuses to the bone through a process known as osseointegration. This is a healing process where the bone in your jaw grows around the dental implant and supports it in the same way it once supported your natural teeth. Dental implants can be used to support single tooth restoration, like crowns, or multiple tooth restorations like dental bridges. They can even be used to support full arch solutions like All on 4® and implant supported dentures.
Why Do I Need A Dental Implant?
Dental implants play a vital role in restoring health to your mouth. When teeth are lost there is a serious decline in your oral health that will likely lead to further tooth loss. Dental implants are the very best method we have to restore health to your mouth in the long-term. They replace your teeth both in form and function, giving you back the ability to eat and speak as you did before tooth loss.