A patient may avoid investigating dental implants as a possibility for tooth replacement because they are under the false assumption that it will be too expensive. Because of the implications to a person’s health, the overall benefits of a dental procedure should be carefully weighed when making a decision, rather than just a dollar amount on paper. Dr. Ashraf Awadalla of Esquire Dental Centers in Ontario can help patients evaluate their suitability for a procedure based on the aspects of individual lifestyle, their desire for treatment outcome, the age of a patient, the health of the patient as it relates to the desired treatment and affordability for the patient long-term.
Dental implants have been around for some time, but may not be as familiar to some people. Patient benefits of implants contribute strongly to cost-effectiveness, which has caused dental implants to become a very popular choice as a tooth replacement option. It is natural for a patient to be curious about the cost of dental implants. There is no single answer to this question; however, many options can make this affordable.
An implant consultation will provide a patient with information that they can send to their dental insurance company to determine what amount will be covered by insurance and how much they will be responsible for personally. Benefit varies depending on the insurance provider and the specifics of the insurance plan. Our administrative staff will work with patients to be sure that they are receiving the maximum benefit from the carrier towards the implant procedure. Even if insurance guidelines indicate that implants are not a covered procedure, there may be options for what is known as an “alternative benefit” that will provide some contribution from insurance for implants.
Once insurance is worked out, patients can proceed with treatment, knowing what their out-of-pocket will be. If desired, Esquire Dental Centers provides interest-free financing for dental implants so that patients are able to receive this treatment of choice and be able to work it into their budget efficiently. If you are curious about your next step to improving your smiling image, schedule an appointment with Dr. Ashraf Awadalla today.