What are payment options for dental implants?
Dental implants have quickly become the gold standard for replacing one or more missing teeth. In fact, an entire upper or lower arch of teeth can often be replaced by a fixed bridge supported by several implants. Although this treatment is generally considered the best, it is significantly more expensive than other options, such as dentures or tooth-supported bridges. Thankfully, there are ways to manage the costs.
- Insurance: Some, though not all, insurance companies have begun to cover dental implants. Although they typically pay only 50 percent or less, this can translate into significant savings.
- Health Savings Account: If you have a health savings or flexible spending account, dental work typically qualifies. Speak with your account manager about whether you can use your pre-tax dollars to pay for dental implants.
- Timing Considerations: Dental implants typically require two or more appointments. Arranging to have the first part of the work done at the end of your insurance year, and the second part done at the start of the next insurance year, effectively doubles the amount that your insurer will cover.
At Family Dental Care of Bellevue, we are committed to providing quality dental care to our patients and their families. We are proud to have been voted one of the best dental offices in Washington State. If you are ready to take the first steps toward improving your dental health, we invite you to call 425-643-5778 today to make an appointment for your initial consultation.