The Dental Implant Downside
Unfortunately, replacing missing teeth with dental implants isn't always an option. Why?
- A basic dental implant typically costs $1,250 to $3,000 -- or as much as $60,000 for a full set of implants on both upper and lower jaws. Clearly, dental implants are a major investment.
- Because implants are classified as cosmetic dental procedures, they are often excluded by dental insurance. Other dental insurance plans offer some coverage but require waiting periods of up to five years before implant coverage begins. Other insurance plans exclude implant coverage if it’s linked to a pre-existing condition.
All Spirit Dental Plans Cover Tooth Implants
With Spirit Dental, you don’t have to worry about exclusions buried in the fine print. Our policy is clear: Every Spirit Dental plan covers tooth implants. With Spirit Dental you also have more flexibility, more preventive care and more annual coverage.
- Choose your own dentist
- No waiting periods
- Guaranteed acceptance
- Implants and major services covered
- 3 cleanings per year
- $1200, $2500, $3500 annual maximums
- Why don’t all dental plans cover implants?
- Implants first came into practice in the 1990s, and are still considered a cosmetic solution. Because implants are more expensive than bridges or dentures, dental plans often choose the most affordable fix. If you compare dental insurance companies, you’ll find Spirit Dental among the leaders in implant coverage.
- What is reasonable and customary?
- The term “reasonable and customary” refers to basic norms regarding procedural costs. While dental procedure costs vary by region, a generally accepted “reasonable and customary” cost helps guide reimbursement. Find out your cost with a simple Spirit Dental 30-second quote.
- Are there any waiting periods?
- Many dental insurance policies impose a waiting period on certain procedures. With Spirit Dental, there are no waiting periods. Period.