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What If My Dental Insurance Doesn’t Cover Dental Implants?

What If My Dental Insurance Doesn’t Cover Dental Implants?

For years, the dental industry has been advocating implants as the preferable tooth restoration option in most circumstances. But many dental insurers don’t cover dental implants. The dental insurance industry seems to be stuck in 1970. For example, many insurers will cover dental bridges. Clearly, dental insurance providers rarely make coverage decisions based on what is best for the patient.However, you shouldn’t give up on dental implants if your dental insurer doesn’t cover them. You may be able to get coverage for part of the procedure. Or your medical insurance may cover part of the treatment program.

What to do if your dental insurer doesn’t cover tooth implants

  • Have your implant dentist provide a detailed implant treatment plan in writing
  • Armed with your treatment plan, talk to both your dental insurance provider and your medical insurance provider
  • Ask your dental insurance provider if they will give you an allowance equal to the price tag of a bridge or traditional dentures
  • Ask your dental insurance provider if they will cover the cost of the crown(s)
  • If your tooth loss has medical complications, your health insurance provider might cover some fundamentals of the implant treatment
  • Consider switching dental insurers–if your employer offers more than one dental option, contact the other provider(s) to find out if they cover implants
  • Pay for tooth implants instead of premiums: consider not renewing your dental insurance and use the money saved toward the cost of implants
  • Look into dental implant-specific insurance–some companies are filling a need in the industry by offering dental insurance developed specifically for tooth implants and related services
  • Ask Smiles For Life Dental Care about financing and payment options

Dental implants are a wise investment in your health and quality of life. If you need implants but your insurance doesn’t cover them, talk to us at Smiles For Life Dental Care.

Contact Smiles For Life Dental Care (Tap to open in Google Maps):

Bridgewater Location: 115 Oakwood Dr Bridgewater, VA 22812  540-828-2312

Staunton Location: 502 N Coalter St Staunton, VA 24401  540-887-3304

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Warren Wise
5/5

Just had my first visit with Dr. Whiting at Smiles for Life in Bridgewater. My welcome to the office was warm and inviting. The dental assistant was professional, proficient, and very gentle. Dr.Whiting is very good at explaining problems he saw with my teeth and outline options for addressing those problems.

Jennifer Harper
5/5

Cathy Batton is an amazing hygienist and is so gentle but very thorough. She is very kind, and I am always happy to see her when I go to the dentist! She makes going to the dentist more fun!

Sandy Miller
5/5

I love Cathy!! She does a great job and is always very personable and professional. Give her a raise!! 😊 Everyone at Smiles for Life is great! If you’re looking for a dentist, I would highly recommend them.

Adam Harper
5/5

As always, my dental hygienist was amazing! Kathy has always done a great job and she is so very pleasant! I enjoy talking with her and she is extremely gentle when it comes to cleaning my teeth! Thanks for everything Kathy!

Sergen Keles
5/5

I recently visited this place and was extremely impressed. The staff was friendly, the clinic clean, and the appointment was punctual. Dr. Dan Whiting provided professional, gentle care, and explained everything clearly. Highly recommend!

Regina Pierce
5/5

Cathy Batton has been my hygienist since I (Dean) started at this practice and she is absolutely the best! Very gentle and caring! This group has brought me a long way from where I started! Thank you Cathy! The ladies at the desk (Jodie, Tara) thank you for keeping me in check! All of the people at this practice are great!

Chimdindu Ojibe
5/5

I had the best experience here. Every one was so nice to me and I felt very comfortable throughout my appointment. The doctor and all the staff were very friendly. They even gave me a free scan which was so nice of them. If you’re looking for a new dentist I 100% recommend Smiles for Life.

Clinton Huntley
5/5

Great Dentist!!!! VERY Professional, Polite, and most of all more worried about my condition and understanding my circumstances and and my opinion on what I believe should be done… will definitely recommend him to everyone thank you once again for everything I greatly appreciate you and all your staff!!!

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