Will a discount plan make my dental implants more affordable?

Let me first say that I don’t have dental insurance. So I’m not the best about keeping up with regular dental care. Well, I was forced to go in because I couldn’t take the pain of my toothache much longer. Then, the next thing I know the dentist is recommended the tooth be extracted and replaced with a dental implants. I am sick of thinking about this tooth and am ready to move on. I know an implant is best, but I’m just not sure I can afford it. Even with the affordable payment options, it’s still a stretch for me. I have a friend that does some kind of discount dental plan. Will that help make the implant cost more affordable?

– Beth in Louisiana

Beth.

Dental implants are by far the best way to replace a missing tooth. But, they can range anywhere form $1-4,000 per tooth. So at that price point, you aren’t alone in trying to justify the cost. Even if you did have dental insurance coverage, dental implants aren’t always covered. Sometimes the surgery is an additional expense.

The discount dental plans may help to make dental implants affordable. That said, it all depends on what plan you choose. Be careful to confirm that there is no waiting period when looking at the different options. Also, check with the specific implant dentist as to what plans they accept. There is usually a range for treatments, so ask the dentist about the code and be sure the plan you are looking at includes that code.

There is a chance the surgery will not be covered, so ask about all applicable codes. But even if the restorative porcelain crown is covered, that may help with the cost. Just be sure to do your due diligence before purchasing a plan. Sometimes the discounts given don’t justify the expense of the plan or monthly premium.

This post is sponsored by Atlanta dentist Flax Dental.

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