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How expensive are dental implants?

When you want to lose some weight and get rid of the parasites in your body, you can have some Fitobalt, but what do you do when you have dental problems? More specifically, what if you were missing some teeth? You will have to get dentures or an implant.

One of the biggest concerns for anyone who decides to go in for a dental implant is to worry about the fit and if they need it at all in the first place. For many it is the pain and discomfort involved. But the universal question everyone has is the expenses involved. How much will these implants cost?

Dental implants, though are expensive than simple dental procedures, are cheaper than getting your teeth replaced. The cost of these implants can vary according to your choice of implant, material used, and the dentist himself. The implants are customized to fit your mouth and look as natural as possible, as no one is going to pay up to have something artificial looking.

People are ready to pay more for a better looking implant as they don’t want to be seen with artificial looking teeth when they smile. Everyone wants to portray a bright smile and be confident about it. If one were to be hesitant and not too keen about smiling, despite getting an expensive implant, it is not something they would recommend other to go in for.

Dental Plans And Implants

It is also important to find out if you dental insurance plans cover the costs of implants. Generally, a surgery is required for placing the implants. Hence the overall costs include not only the dental implants, but the dentist and the surgery cost too.

A dental insurance does not generally cover these costs. There are some plans that may cover part of the cost, like for a crown. This is because, this procedure is considered as an elective procedure and not a necessity. Hence it is not covered in the dental insurance plans.

In such a case, one must consider the total cost involved and decide if they are ready to spend so much. Though dentures are a cheaper option, they will not look or feel as comfortable as an implant. This is the main reason one opts for it, despite it not being covered by their insurance plans. Everyone wants to sport a great smile and live a dental problem free life where they don’t have to comprise on what they eat.

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About The Blog Author

Teresa Duncan received a degree of Master of Science in Healthcare Management from Marymount University. With over 22 years of healthcare experience (15 in dental), she has unique insight into the world of dentistry. Her specialty is helping dentists and managers increase revenue. By focusing on accounts receivable and insurance management, she helps dentists increase the value of their practice. As a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, she has a special interest in helping dentists identify and safeguard against employee embezzlement.

Teresa is founder and president of Odyssey Management.

She is a Fellow and Educator for the ICOI’s Association of Dental Implant Auxiliaries. Look for more articles from her regarding practice management, dental implants and oral health care news. She was named 2010’s ADIA Educator of the Year.

Teresa is a member-at-large on the board of the Academy of Dental Management Consultants.

Teresa is a Trustee for the auxiliary education-focused DALE Foundation.


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