For the most part, it’s a good idea to think ahead. Forward thinking keeps you aware.
Awareness can save you costs on your dental treatment too. With that in mind, it’s always a good time to review your dental insurance benefits and evaluate how much of yours remain before the end of the year.
Cost-savings and cost-effective thinking
I talk a lot about dental implants on this blog. The reasons vary but primarily it’s about two.
1-Dental implants are a superior treatment.
They are superior, in essence, to dental bridges or dentures. Though your dental implant costs are higher, the long-term benefits can equal savings for you and your family.
Dental implant treatment has a confirmed high success rate over other tooth replacement options. The primary reasons include the fact that dental implants do not negatively impact the health of your adjacent teeth like dental bridges, for example.
Bone tissue health is supported with dental implant treatment as well. Your bone tissue can continue to deteriorate over time with denture treatment, another popular tooth replacement solution.
2-Dental implants are cost-effective.
Your dental cost considerations should include how much additional treatment you will require over time. For example, if your tooth-supported dental bridge fails it will typically cost more long-term due to required additional treatment.
A bridge replacement also involves preparation. This can involve removal of your tooth structure and other related fees for treatment.
An implant-supported crown doesn’t compromise adjoining teeth. Thus, you can avoid additional treatment costs with this implant based procedure.
Talk of costs and long-term investment is a good reminder to carefully review your insurance benefits. Consider how much less out-of-pocket expense you would have if your current benefits are substantial enough to begin effective long-term treatment you’ve been postponing.
Ask our front office business team about how your remaining annual insurance benefits can supplement your treatment costs. If you’ve been delaying tooth replacement remember that timing is essential to preserving your bone tissue and your adjoining teeth.
Dental implant treatment could be more possible than you’ve thought. Now is a good time to think ahead and explore your options for long-term, cost-effective treatment for missing tooth replacement.