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Dental insurance : Dental implant cover
Millions of people have dentures or no teeth at all. Dental implants can offer a welcome alternative for those who want to regain their smile. Dental implants provide a base for replacement teeth that look and function like natural teeth. Dental implants have improved over the years and computer technology is being introduced.
This is a privately paid for procedure. Although not cheap, the benefits of having your own teeth again is making this procedure increasingly popular. Dental implants help you regain your smile. The costs of repairing or replacing them, after an accident or emergency, can be high.
Specialist insurance is becoming available for dental implants.
What does it cover?
Dental implant insurance covers:
- failure of a dental implant to integrate
- accidental damage
- emergency treatment
What doesn't it cover?
Exclusions vary by insurer, but typically would exclude:
- cosmetic treatment
- normal wear and tear
- playing sports without a gum shield
Where can I buy?
Some dental insurance policies are beginning to include cover, but this is often limited. Some dental plans who offer supplementary insurance now offer an option to buy implant insurance.