George, a patient, asks us:
I’d like to know if it is possible to have medical insurance cover dental implant procedures? If not, what are the reasons why insurance would not cover dental implants?
I had a bone graft done and the bone graft was 100% covered by medical insurance. But the dental implants I’m getting will supposedly not be covered by insurance. Logically the dental implants are the final step in the bone graft procedure, somewhat like pins placed in a broken bone. The implants will keep the bone healthy and stable, maintain my facial structure, allow me to keep up a healthy
mouth which supports healthy nutrition. Shouldn’t it be in the financial interests of dentists and surgeons to lobby to get dental implant procedures covered? Thanks for any comments.