Cost is a big factor in any treatment – and especially significant with a complex procedure like dental implant placement. Planning ahead will help you avoid unpleasant surprises and pay for your implants at a comfortable pace.
Will My Insurance Cover Tooth Implants?
Most dental insurance companies design plans to only cover routine maintenance, emergencies and basic dental care and focus on coverage for preventative maintenance and basic restorations such as fillings. Because of the extensive nature of a dental implant, most insurance companies do not include dental implants as a covered benefit. While you may fall short on coverage for an implant, your plan may cover certain steps of the process that build up to the implant such as:
- Tooth extraction
When preparing for a dental implant, it is best to assume that your insurance will cover little to no cost of the dental implant. Make sure to get the final price breakdown from your dentist before any treatment has begun, and discuss your insurance benefits with your dental and medical insurance providers so you can accurately estimate your out of pocket costs.
Some medical insurance plans now cover procedures that help patients prepare for implants, including bone grafts, if your tooth replacement is related to another medical condition.
What is the Typical Cost of Dental Implants?
No two teeth are the same, and the same statement goes for dental implant costs. The cost of a dental implant will vary depending on the area where you live, and the level of expertise of the implant provider you have selected.
The range of a single implant cost can be anywhere from $3,000-$4,500 and getting multiple implants will increase the price of the procedure. If you are in need of multiple implants, getting them done at the same time may be more beneficial as your provider may offer a discount for multiple implants.
Is There Implant Financing Available?
As a service to our patients, we are pleased to offer CareCredit, the nation’s leading patient payment program. For fees and services from $300 to $25,000, upon request and approval, CareCredit offers a comprehensive range of plans with low minimum monthly payments that fit comfortably into every budget.
How CareCredit can help you
Paying for dental treatments out of pocket and upfront can be a financial burden on many patients. With the help of CareCredit you can:
- Start treatment and care immediately and pay over time
- Pay for other medical expenses for you and your family without having to reapply
- Pay for deductibles and treatments not covered by insurance
- Have no annual fees
Are Dental Implants Worth the Price Tag?
It’s important to take all your tooth replacement options into account when asking this question. Yes, dental implants do have a higher price tag when compared to the costs of a bridge or partials, but dental implants can last significantly longer – even an entire lifetime.
The benefit of dental implants:
- Provide a better dental experience
- Are typically better for your oral health
- Do not cause potential issues to surrounding teeth
- Last longer than bridges or partials
- Look the most natural, which is especially important if the missing teeth are in the front of the mouth
Selecting The Right Provider For You
It’s extremely important to make sure you are going to use an experienced, credentialed implant dentist so your implants last for the maximum amount of time, and look their best. Other teeth replacement options may appear to have a lower up-front cost, but can quickly become the most expensive option if not done correctly.
If you’re unsure of whether implants are the right option, schedule a free consultation with Dr. Singh to learn more.