Are dental implants an experimental procedure? Why do the dental insurance companies refuse to cover them?
Teeth implants are still considered experimental procedure by dental insurance companies. Several million implants have been performed over the last few decades. But, still it is considered experimental by dental insurance contracts which were written in the sixties.
Also, the dental insurance companies claim tooth implants as a medical procedures while the medical insurers claim it to be a purely dental procedure. Result is both refuse to pay for treatment charges.
A concerted action by consumers, experts and other interest groups is needed to rectify this situation.
Over the years some dental professionals have succeeded in getting some relief for the patients by getting at least the surgery part of the tooth implant procedure to be covered by the insurance companies.
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