Designing a More Affordable Treatment Plan
Some patients may put off their dental implant surgery because of concerns about costs. Dental implants can be costly, and payments need to be made up front before the procedure can begin. The less time you need to delay your surgery while you save up for a procedure, the better. The longer you have missing teeth, the greater the chance that you will develop further problems, such as bone loss and bite collapse.
There’s no need to delay your dental implants because of concerns about cost. At Cumberland Surgical Arts, we work with you to make your treatment more affordable.
Making Sense of Your Dental Insurance
We understand that insurance policies can be complicated. Benefits depend on the type of procedure being covered. For example, you may only be covered for some procedures if they are medically necessary. While the insurance company makes the final decision on medical necessity, we can provide justification for your surgery to your insurance company and help you file the appropriate insurance paperwork.
Before your procedure, our eligibility specialists will work with you to review your insurance. With the benefit of our experience, you can better understand your benefits and verify options.
Insurance companies have strict guidelines that determine if a procedure will be covered to reduce costs to their customer, usually your employer. Just because a procedure if not covered does not mean it is not necessary. Our goal is to provide you with the best surgical options to meet your personal and health goals. We can only do that if we all have a clear understanding of the role that dental insurance plays in your care.
Remember that insurance can reduce the cost of your procedure, but it will not eliminate all out-of-pocket costs. To help you anticipate the costs of your procedure, we can prepare an estimate of your insurance payment and personal responsibility.
To find out more about your financing options for your dental plan, take a look at our other blog, 7 Ways to Afford Dental Implants.
More Affordable Dental Treatment Options
Outside of insurance coverage and financing options, Dr. Lee and Dr. DeFelice can consult with you about designing a treatment plan that makes it easier for you to make your payments.
Dental implant surgery can be staged out so that you have a longer time between upfront payments. Typically, implant surgery happens in 2 stages to allow the implant to fuse with your jawbone. Conducting the surgery in 2 stages is usually recommended when bone grafts are required. Based on your budget, we can schedule the second stage far enough out for you to prepare for another payment.
If tooth extractions are necessary, they can be performed on one part of the jaw at a time.
Your surgical options also depend on how many implants are needed. Multiple implants can be placed in one visit. Scheduling all your procedures at once saves on the costs for multiple office visits and reduces the expense of anesthesia and time off from work to recover.
If you are thinking about getting dental implants, don’t put it off because of financial worries. Our surgeons and financial counselors can consult with you about developing a treatment and financial plan that fits your dental needs and your budget.
To learn more about your payment options and access helpful links go to Cumberland Surgical Arts.
May 5th, 2016 6:30 am
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