I’ve lost a tooth and would like to get dental implants. Would dental insurance cover this if I get a dental plan? If so, are some plans better than others?
If you already have dental insurance, then your plan will usually help you pay for some of it. Don’t expect it to be much, though. Most dental insurance plans prefer to cover the less expensive treatments, which all are removable appliances.
However, it sounds like you don’t have dental insurance. Are you just planning on getting insurance specifically to get the implants? That’s probably not going to work out for you. You will find most of them have a rider where you have to have the insurance for a certain amount of time, say a year or so, until you can use it on things other than general dental care.
If you really want a dental implant, you’re just going to have to save up and get it the old fashioned way. I’m sorry you are in this situation. If money is too tight at the moment, you could always pay for a removable option for now while you save up for the ideal solution.
This blog is brought to you by East Cobb Dentist Dr. Cristi Cheek.