The cost of dental implants is one of the main reasons why people are hesitant to get them. Compared to other dental procedures, they can seem pricey.
Traditional dental implants cost can range from $900 to $3000 each if you have to pay for the entire procedure yourself. You may be eligible, however for a tax return of up to 20% through the Canada Revenue Agency’s medical expense tax credit.
While dental implants have many non-cosmetic benefits such as improved speech and more comfortable & confident eating, the procedure is still considered cosmetic surgery and it is therefore not covered by the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP). Furthermore, many private and group insurance plans also do not cover the costs associated with dental implants.
Still however, it is a good idea to check with your insurance provider to determine whether any of the cost can be offset. If you like, we can put in a request to your benefit provider to inquire whether a portion of the implants would be covered. We will even help you to understand your insurance company’s response.
At Smile Corp, one of our goals is to make beautiful smiles and healthy mouths as attainable as possible. If you do not have insurance to cover a procedure, talk to us about arranging low interest payment plans.
Poor self-esteem due to missing teeth can be costly in a number of ways. It can hold you back in social settings and keep you from living the life that you really want to live.
Missing teeth affect your appearance and possibly affect your chances of being hired or promoted. Even if it is subconsciously, employers often make judgements based on appearance. After all, a person’s smile is the first thing that many other people notice.
Finally, implants are an investment in your oral health and may save you from having to get more dental work in the future. This is because the healthy teeth which surround areas where there are missing teeth are more prone to problems such as cavities and periodontal disease. Dental implants can help protect the surrounding teeth as well as giving your mouth a healthier appearance.
It can be easy to put things off if you find them expensive, but don’t let your oral health be one of those things. We have had patients who delayed getting implants because of cost only to say they wished they had got them sooner. The freedom and self-confidence they gained from a full smile paid for itself in many ways.