Good morning Gresham and surrounding areas! It is a few days before Christmas and as the New Year rolls around, we have been getting a lot of questions here at Main Street Dental about implants and insurance coverage…here are a few key facts about replacing missing teeth and implants:
1-Insurance will usually cover 50% of the implant placement, and if planned properly, the next insurance year can cover 50% of the crown on top of the implant. This leaves the patient with minimal costs for an implant that feels like a real tooth.
2-Implants are permanent.
3-Implants can be placed while you are under IV sedation (sleeping) here at Main Street Dental and in some cases, you can have the crown placed and be DONE with the implant process within one appointment. In more advanced cases, we partner with surrounding Oral Surgeons like Beacon Oral Surgery. Most cases though, we want an ideal result that can take anywhere from 3-6 months of healing before the crown is placed on top of the implant.
4-If you have a failing tooth or a toothache that needs extraction, many times implants can be placed at the same visit.
Well folks, that is all I have here, signing off and wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas! God Bless and thanks for reading!
CALL THE OFFICE WITH ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT IMPLANTS at 503-665-8283.
Dr. Seth Monson
Dr. Seth’s wife Brittany pictured above on the right. 🙂