Insurance and Dental Implants By Jose Valenzuela on June 29, 2011

When you are missing a tooth or multiple teeth, you know just how much that can affect the appearance of your smile and your overall dental health. While removable dentures and removable dental bridges are a great option for restoring some level of functionality and appearance to your smile, one option that you should really consider is dental implants. The field of implant dentistry is quite popular and very effective for giving you a smile that looks great and functions as normal.

The team at the practice of Dr. Jose Valenzuela, Jr. is pleased to offer patients Palm Springs area dental implants to deal with issues related to missing teeth. We do field many questions from patients, however, about whether or not their treatment will be covered by their dental insurance. We’d like to look at that issue as well as some other basics about dental implants.

First of all, let’s look at what dental implants are and how they work. Dental implants are essentially artificial tooth roots that are used to hold dental restorations such as dentures, dental bridges, and dental crowns in place. They are surgically rooted into your actual jawbone and gum tissue, meaning a secure hold and excellent appearance and functionality.

When it comes to insurance coverage and implant dentistry, the issue does get a bit complex. In most cases, getting dental implants is not covered by dental insurance. This may change in the future, but at the current time, it’s not the case. With that in mind, your medical insurance may cover part of your dental implants, though this will depend on a number of different factors, which may include the cause of the tooth loss and the nature of your medical coverage. It’s best that you discuss these matters with your medical insurance provider as they will have much better and more detailed information on their policies in regards to dental implants.

If you have any questions about dental implants as well as other dental treatment options such as Palm Springs porcelain veneers, be sure to contact our implant dentistry office serving Palm Springs today. We look forward to speaking with you in more detail.

Dr. Valenzuela

Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry Center

The Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry Center in Los Algodones offers patients in the Southern California and Western Arizona area state-of-the-art dental work at our modern, inviting, and comfortable dental office. Dr. Valenzuela is a member of multiple prestigious organizations, including:

  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry

Contact us online or call (928) 792-2156 to schedule an appointment today.

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