Many Bay Area Residents Believe That Dental Implants Are Not Cheap – or Are They?

When it comes to the costs of healthcare in California, the fact is that everyone is concerned.

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Certainly, you may have insurance, and of course you should, but is everything covered? It pays to check all the small print in order to see what is covered and what isn’t.

Here is a very recent example – in only the last few days – in the UK. There has been some very severe flooding in parts of the country, in particular a village called Fishlake, which has resulted in the owner of a spa and country club losing her livelihood and those of her employees because she simply didn’t read the small print, which her insurance company had changed on her renewal and which now excluded damage from flooding. Even though there had never been flooding in the area for 100 years!

It Never Crossed Her Mind

It just never crossed her mind to check the small print because she thought she was renewing the policy in exactly the same format that it was in originally. There is a lesson there for us all!

So, yes, the costs of healthcare are important, and it pays to check exactly what your policy is covering, even on renewal.

Does Your Insurance Cover Tooth Implants?

When it comes to the costs of dental implants in California, it is a good idea to check if your policy covers them. Some do and some don’t. Actually, whether you are covered by insurance or not, the costs of dental implants in California are not cheap. Or are they?

It depends how you look at it. Compared with the cost of a new car or a new apartment, the costs of dental implants in California are very cheap. Yes, you may look at the size of a replacement tooth and think that it is not a very big item, and it is not. Neither is a diamond.

But a dental implant has to be designed and crafted to fit EXACTLY into the position in your jawbone where the original tooth was, and that is different from every other dental implant that was ever or will ever be created. It is like an original painting by a world-famous artist: there never was and never will be one the same. This is what we do at San Francisco Dental Implant Center.

The beauty of a dental implant or implants is that they will recreate the smile that you have lost and that you had originally. You will be able to eat foods that you may not have been able to eat for years because of your missing teeth.

When you look at it from that point of view, dental implants are by no means expensive. In fact, when you look at all the benefits that you get, they are “cheap as chips” – and yes, you will be able to eat chips with no problem at all, and everything else as well.


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