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Will insurance pay for a tooth implant if I get somebody to knock out my tooth?

By Dental Implants, Insurance

I have a tooth next to my right front tooth that I hate the way it looks. I want an implant to replace the tooth. I am trying to think of a way to get insurance to pay for it so it will be looked at as something I really need and not just for looks. If I pick a fight with one of my homies and get him to knock it out will insurance pay for the implant? J.

J – It is not a good idea to intentionally have a tooth knocked out. You can do much more damage than you want. You can end up causing damage to your face, jaw, or other teeth.

Even when you legitimately lose a tooth, insurance will cover the least expensive forms of tooth replacement—a dental bridge or a partial denture. Some insurance companies provide limited benefits for dental implants.

If you don’t like the appearance of your tooth, a porcelain crown can be made to cover it and give it the appearance that you want. It will look like a natural tooth and people won’t be able to tell the difference.

A prosthodontist who is experienced in cosmetic dentistry can restore your tooth and give you the smile you want with much less pain than you having someone knock it out for you.

This post is sponsored by Naperville implant dentist and board-certified prosthodontist Dr. Anthony LaVacca.

Can I find dental insurance for dental implants?

By Insurance

Can you tell me what companies provide dental insurance that covers the cost of dental implants? – Thanks Meryl

Meryl – Dental insurance companies don’t provide coverage for dental implants.

Insurance companies need to make a profit. They don’t profit from dental implants. They would have to pay out much more for dental implants than they would gain.

Dental insurance through an employer contributes toward the cost of extensive dental work. But they contribute toward the least expensive treatment that would solve your problem. There are treatments to replace missing teeth that are less expensive than dental implants—a dental bridge, a partial denture, or complete removable dentures.

Many implants dentist accept various form of payment and offer payment plans.

This post is sponsored by Naperville implant dentist Dr. Anthony LaVacca.

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