culAJack was perplexed by the feedback from his friends about getting dental implants. He wanted to have dental implants to replace his lost upper-front teeth that resulted from a road mishap a year ago. Losing his teeth had been an embarrassment for him which affected his self-esteem. Therefore, he had to wear his dentures on a regular basis especially while hanging out with his friends, eating his food and working in the office. If someone experienced what he had been through, nothing could seem to revive his smile and lost his hope of getting his teeth replaced.
The main problem that stops individuals from having this particular implants is the cost. Not everyone is able to afford having such dental procedures to replace his lost teeth. Due to certain restrictions, most dental insurance plans do not provide coverage on such implants and most of the clients have to bear the entire cost of the dental procedures.
The most predominant reason why most insurance companies that do not cover such implants because they categorized it as cosmetic dentistry. Without there's no "preexisting cause for tooth loss over a certain amount of years", the insurers will bear the cost of procedures for a bridge, a front flipper or a partial.
Most of their policies stated that the insurers will only provide to their clients who develop the need for such implants after obtaining the insurance. In short, chances of getting paid are very slim if your teeth were missing before your current policy.
Although it's difficult to find dental insurance that covers dental implants completely but there are some insurance companies that cover a portion of the dental procedure cost. Therefore, you have to research for dental insurance policies that provided by other insurance companies. This is an alternative of getting affordable implants. Before you sign up any dental plans, make sure you read the policies about dental implants coverage and clarify the insurance policies with your insurance agent.
There are other alternatives of seeking cheaper dental implants including:
1. Having dental implant surgery outside the US also known as health tourism
You can search for the cost of the dental implants from various online health directories and websites. Make sure that the health institutions are accredited or recognized by their local government. In India, the average cost of such procedures is $ 800 and you can ask a quotation for your treatment.
2. Applying for a "dental voluntary program"
At some certain times, some dental school may have several case and practical studies that need volunteers as their subject of their research. Therefore, if it's related dental implant research, they can perform this particular treatment for free. On the contradictory side, you have to bear your own consequences when the treatment did not meet your expectation.