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Our foremost priority at North County Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry is your oral health. This philosophy is reflected in our office, our process, and the results our patients achieve. And to this aim, we don’t want the cost of dental implants to prevent you from getting the care you need.
We understand that cost is a concern for many of our dental implant patients in the San Diego area. To help our current and prospective patients fit dental implants into their budgets, we work with your dental insurance as well as offering a number of dental implant financing options.
If you have any questions regarding insurance or financing options, contact our Vista dental office today and our friendly staff will assist you.
Our Dental Implant Payment and Financing Options
Wondering if you can get dental implants with Medicare? Dr. Henninger is a Medicare-certified provider for dental implants. This means that at our office, Medicare will cover medically necessary oral surgery related to dental implant procedures. Very few dentists in the United States are certified to treat Medicare patients.
If you have a condition that is deemed a medical necessity during your treatment, Medicare may be able to cover part of your dental implant treatment. You may qualify if you have a condition that could worsen if it’s left untreated.
Many patients are able to cover 30% to 50% of their dental implant procedure costs with the help of Medicare. If your current Medicare plan doesn’t include dental services, you may be able to switch to a plan that does.
Medically Necessary Conditions
The only way you can be certain if you qualify for Medicare coverage for dental implants is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Henninger at our Vista dental practice. But generally, if you have a condition that requires special treatment during the dental implant procedure, Medicare may provide the costs for it.
Oral disease is known to worsen other diseases, including heart disease, strokes, lung infections, and pneumonia. People with diabetes are also more at risk from oral infections because the bacteria can spread to other parts of your body and cause additional infections. You may also be more at risk if you have COPD, GERD, or other GI issues.
If you have any of these conditions, you may qualify for dental implant Medicare coverage. To find out if you’re a candidate for this coverage, schedule a consultation with Dr. Henninger today.
We work with CareCredit to help make dental implants affordable to all of our patients. This convenient third-party financer allows you to cover your treatment cost over an extended time window with flexible monthly payments. Patients who qualify may also be eligible for interest-free financing options with 18- and 24-month deferment periods.
Applying for CareCredit is easy and can be done online or over the phone. The automated system will let you know if you’re approved almost instantly so you can get started on your treatment.
Our office also works with BBVA Compass, which offers healthcare financing. If you’re interested in this option, let our staff know and we’ll put you in touch with a BBVA representative who can walk you through your application.
We accept any dental insurance that allows you to choose your own provider (PPO). We will also file claims for you at no additional charge. If you bring your insurance with you at the time of your consultation, we’ll verify what benefits you may have that can be applied to your dental implant treatment plan.
Frequently Asked Questions About Paying for Dental Implants
How much do dental implants cost?
The cost of dental implants is one of the most frequent questions our patients ask. The cost of your dental implant procedure depends on the number of missing teeth, your oral health, and other factors. We always provide two to three treatment plans to choose from and help you pick the best option that fits both your needs and your budget.
We also help you find the payment and financing options that will work best for you.
Does my dental insurance cover dental implants?
Some types of health and dental insurance plans may cover part of the cost of your dental implants. How much is covered depends on several factors, including why you need the implant. If your tooth was lost due to an injury or accident, or if the tooth loss is causing additional medical issues, your insurance may be more likely to cover some of the fees.
The best way to find out if your insurance will cover the cost of your dental implants is to contact our office in Vista and our friendly staff will assist you.
Does Medicare cover dental implants?
Medicare won’t cover the dental implants procedure itself, but it will cover related services such as hospital costs. The only way to know for sure if you qualify for dental implant Medicare coverage is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Henninger by calling 760-542-1597 or by filling out our online contact form.
What if you find that my Medicare plan excludes dental services?
We can help you find the plan that’s right for you, so you’ll be certain you choose one that includes dental coverage. Please feel free to call us by dialing 760-542-1597 if you have any questions, and we’ll be happy to help you.