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Crowns, Bridges, Dentures, Implants

Partials or Implants: Prices and Insurance

05/03/2004

Question:

What is the cost difference and how do I decide between a partial or implant. I need to replace 3 teeth due to periodontal disease. Also are there insurance coverage that would help with implants?

Answer:

Consultation with a prosthodontist would provide more information to aid in the decision process. In general, replacing three teeth with implants will cost considerably more (up to five times more) than a removable partial denture. Pre-authorization with insurance companies can be done to determine what they will pay.

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Response by:

Nancy L Clelland, DMD, MSD Nancy L Clelland, DMD, MSD
Professor of Restorative & Prosthetic Dentistry
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University