Finding affordable dentures these days can be just like pulling teeth. Pardon my poor attempt at humor but do you know what I mean? The costs of dental care have gone through the roof over the past few years, just as in health care, and it’s becoming more and more difficult for most people on a moderate income to be able to afford to replace their decaying teeth with dentures.
Most dental insurance won’t cover dentures because they’re considered to be cosmetic. Also, no dental insurance will cover any condition that was pre-existing when you bought the policy. In other words, if you were already missing teeth then you’d be on your own anyway.
One excellent option for getting affordable dentures is called a discount dental plan. Unlike insurance, discount plans do offer big savings on pre-existing conditions and other routine and major dental care.
Here’s an example of how a discount dental plan works.
This example is based on zip code 73110, which is Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. I’m just doing this at random so please bear with me.
The first thing we want to do is find a participating dentist in this area, someone that accepts discount dental plans. By doing a local search I’ve discovered that there are 154 participating dentists within a 50 mile radius of this zip code.
Next, I want to see how much money I can save on dentures. The usual cost averages around $1250.00 nationally for an upper denture, so I’ll use that as an example. The plan that offers the greatest savings in this area gives a price of $694.00, a savings of $556.00 for your upper dentures. The annual membership fee for this plan is only $99.95 for an individual. If you have a family you can enroll them for just $50.00 more and save as much as 60% on dental care such as cleanings, fillings, root canals, crowns, x-rays and so much more.
The bottom line – if you are in need of affordable dentures then there’s a very good chance that you can save a lot of money and hassle by joining a discount dental plan. Look into it today!