Am I A Candidate For Dental Implants?
Dental implants are for people who are missing one tooth or who are missing several or all their teeth. Dental implants are for patients who are healthy over-all and have healthy bone structure whether they are young or old. Dr. Elizabeth Lee will perform a comprehensive exam to make sure you qualify for dental implants in her Memphis, TN dentist office.
Will I have to see a specialist?
Dr. Lee can typically complete ALL phases of your dental implant procedure in the comfort of our Memphis dentist office. Every step of the way, Dr. Lee will monitor your procedure to ensure quality and cohesive care. Our dental care team will handle your insurance, consultation, surgery, recovery, and the bonding of the final restoration. For more complex cases, she will coordinate the surgical phase of your procedure with a local oral surgeon who will perform the implantation of the post.
Does my insurance cover dental implants?
Each patient’s dental insurance is unique and coverage will vary depending on the plan. Not many dental insurance plans will cover dental implants. Some insurance plans will partially cover the dental fabrication such as the crown or the denture. Dr. Lee is a non-participating provider for most insurance carriers and the staff at our Memphis, TN dentist office will gladly file claims for all insurance companies to assist you in receiving your maximum benefits. The patient is, however, responsible for the cost of the treatment. Payment for service is requested at the time of treatment. Dr. Lee also offers the option of establishing a convenient monthly payment plan through Care Credit and Citi Healthcard. Qualified applicants can receive low interest/ no interest financing for dental implants that can be budgeted monthly. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, personal checks, cash and HSA/FSA healthcare dollars. The benefits of dental implants are endless and they are truly an investment in your oral health and quality of life.
How long does a dental implant last?
If cared for properly, a dental implant can last a lifetime. It’s important to visit Dr. Lee twice a year for a routine dental health exam. Also, if you have any issues with your dental implants, you should call for an appointment to have it looked at.
Dental Implants are expensive; are they worth the cost?
When you compare dental implants to other dental restorations, it will seem that dental implants are more expensive at first. Over time, dentures will require replacement or costly adjustments. Dental implants are a long-term investment in your overall well-being and oral health and may help to prevent the need for further advanced dental care. Dental implants offer a permanent solution for missing teeth and often require no future maintenance costs. Yes, they are most defiantly worth the cost. No other missing teeth solution will compare to dental implants.