Whether you’re missing a single tooth or a full row of teeth, the Exceptional Dentistry team likely talked to you about dental implants. If you’re still mulling it over, price is likely one of your top concerns. While more and more dentists are encouraging patients to choose an implant supported restoration that mimics natural tooth structure, dental insurance is still a little behind the times. That means our patients are stuck with a higher price tag, but we truly believe that implant retained prosthetics are worth the initial investment. If you do decide to move forward with dental implant supported tooth replacement, our team will work with you to fit the cost of care into your budget. We offer affordable dental implants because we want our patients to be able to invest in a lasting tooth replacement solution that delivers gorgeous smiles that can last a lifetime. Call our Shepherdsville dental office to find out more or schedule your tooth replacement consultation.
The main portion of the cost of dental implants is the implant posts themselves and their surgical placement. However, they are not the only thing you’ll need to consider when planning for dental implant supported tooth replacement. Some other factors that affect the price of your implant tooth replacement plan include:
Dental insurance providers have offered the same maximum coverage for annual benefit plans (between $1000 and $1500) since the 1960s. Until the 1990s, most plans didn’t cover orthodontic treatments as these were considered purely cosmetic solutions. It’s no surprise that they still don’t offer coverage for dental implant supported tooth replacements even though this treatment is likely the best option for the patient. While you will not typically receive insurance coverage for the cost of your dental implants and their surgical placement, insurers will provide coverage for some other aspects of treatment, including the tooth extraction, grafts, dental sedation, and replacement teeth. Our knowledgeable team will process and file claims to help you maximize these benefits.
In addition to maximizing your dental insurance for those services that receive coverage, we’ll work with you to spread the cost of your treatments out over several months or years. The first way we help you budget for your dental implant tooth replacement is by charging for individual parts of the treatment process rather than the entire treatment as a whole. We ask that patients remit payment at the time of service for just those procedures we complete, so you can plan for the cost of dental implant supported tooth replacement over the span of several months it can take to complete the process. We are also happy to work with CareCredit to provide low and no interest financing plans for qualified patients. If your dental benefit plans include flexible spending accounts (FSA) or health savings accounts (HSA), you can apply these funds to offset the cost of your dental implant supported tooth replacement.