The cost of dental implants is one of the most important aspects to consider when it comes to replacing missing teeth. Compared to quick, fast dentures, partials, or other options, you may be wondering if dental implants are actually worth it? But since implants are modeled after natural teeth and can last a lifetime, you know the investment is one you’ll never regret. That being said, is it possible to afford them even if you need complex treatment?
Ask if They’re Covered by Your Insurance
Dental insurance benefits fluctuate from one person to the next, even within the same carrier. The details of your plan’s coverage typically go back to whatever was pre-determined between your employer’s HR department of the type of independent plan you signed up for. Asking if one insurance company covers dental implants may not actually provide you with the answer you’re looking for.
All of that being said, if your plan does cover dental implants we can tabulate your benefits and estimated coverage, so that you have a better idea of what overall costs are involved.
Discuss Financing Plans with Your Dentist
Flexible financing options make it easier to start on your dental implant treatment as soon as you’re ready. Depending on your credit history, most third-party lenders offer same day approval with 0% or low-interest financing, as long as you make a modest payment toward the account each month. Terms vary of course, but these options have worked well for the majority of our dental implant patients even if they want to spread the treatment costs out longer than 12-18 months at a time.
Dental implant financing can be used on its own or combined with your existing insurance benefits if you like. Some people will even make a partial down payment and then finance the remaining balance, depending on the overall cost of their proposed care plan.
Use Fewer Dental Implants
Surprise! You don’t necessarily need a 1-to-1 implant to tooth ratio when it comes to replacing missing teeth. We can use pairs of implants to anchor multi-tooth restorations like bridges, or as few as 4-6 implants for a full-arch TeethXpress treatment.
Why does this matter? Because you’re not paying for an individual implant at each site where there’s a missing tooth, at least when there are several teeth in a row. Their integrity means the implants can support more weight to replace multiple teeth at a time, rather than having to install one in each location.
Get a Custom Quote
The real response to “Can I afford dental implants” might actually be, how can you afford not to? When you weigh the long-term advantages that The Woodlands dental implants have to offer, it’s easy to see how this investment can be a more cost-effective smile solution for the years to come.
To get a custom price quote on dental implant treatment in The Woodlands and Conroe, contact the office of Dr. Kip Saunders. We’ll assess your unique bite and create a personalized care plan that breaks down the fees as applicable to your situation. Call us today to get started!