Insurance coverage for snap-in dentures varies widely, influenced by individual needs and policy specifics. Common aspects include yearly maximum benefits, co-payments, fee schedules, and unique coverage limitations. To determine expected coverage, consult with the dentist during a treatment consultation and involve the insurance company for accurate estimates.
Typically, insurance benefits cover a portion of the necessary procedures, leaving the patient to finance the remaining cost. For the average range of $3,000 to $8,000, insurance may contribute between $1,000 and $2,000. Keep in mind that these figures are averages, and your specific coverage may differ.
Alternatives to Snap-In Dentures
While implant-supported dentures offer exceptional stability, not everyone qualifies due to health or financial considerations. In such cases, financing or payment plans may be arranged. Additionally, advancements in materials and digital scanning technology provide below-mentioned alternatives.
Dental implants are the most permanent and natural-looking solution for replacing missing teeth. They are small titanium screws that are surgically implanted into the jawbone, where they fuse with the bone to provide a strong foundation for artificial teeth. Dental implants can be used to support individual crowns, bridges, or dentures.
Bridges are another permanent option for replacing missing teeth. They are made of artificial teeth that are anchored to the surrounding teeth or dental implants. Bridges are a good option for replacing a few missing teeth in a row.
Traditional dentures are a removable option for replacing missing teeth. They are made of a plastic base that fits over the gums and holds artificial teeth. Traditional dentures are the most affordable option, but they can be less stable and comfortable than other options.
Partial dentures are a good option for replacing a few missing teeth, especially if there are healthy teeth on either side of the gap. They are made of a plastic base with metal clasps that attach to the surrounding teeth.