Is there coverage for  Dental Implants?


There is generally No coverage for implants. 

We did find THREE  Individual Plans from Dental for Everyone that will cover implants! 

Click on the button below  or links  above to get quotes and details.

Check out alternatives to Implants 

For a quick look at the schedule for what the percentage paid is click on the relevant link.  Delta or Renaissance or just scroll down the page.

Liberty Dental Plan!


Liberty Dental DHMO plan features large group type benefits, but is not rated by age or zip code, and you may enroll individuals or groups with no participation requirements!  

 Benefits Include: 

No Annual Maximums, No Claim Forms, Coverage for Pre-Existing Conditions, No Waiting Periods, Orthodontia, Dental Implants and More. Not to mention a generous commission for you!

Brochure and Enrollment Kit

 *When using the online provider link, select the CA-400 plan (not to be confused with the CA-400-R Plus) from the Benefit Plan /Network drop down. You will have to scroll down about half way to find it. Then select Zip Code, Country, State and City and click on the Search button.

Check out and do your due diligence on the Google Ads below about implant and “alleged?” grants.  I don’t know what they are.  Please do your own research.  You may post your findings in the comments below.

Dental For #Everyone,
has an excellent  website with full brochures, Instant online quoting and enrollment

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What are Dental #Implants?

Dental implants (ADA Codes) may be thought of as artificial tooth roots which allow the fabricated teeth to be firmly attached to the mouth.  One may consider the jaw bone as a piece of wood and a dental implant as a screw

Learn more from REAL Dentists:

Write implants off your Taxes – using Health Savings Accounts

The average cost of placing a single dental implant ranges from $1,600 to $2,200, not including the cost of a restoration. Redd Road *

Implants may be covered under health insurance, if there is a “medical necessity” like cancer, major accident or skeletal deformity.  View sample Delta policy page 40 #32.

You can include in medical expenses the amounts you pay for dental treatment. This includes fees paid to dentists for X-rays, fillings, braces, extractions, dentures, etc.   including artificial teeth (IRS Publication 502 Page 5 & 7)

Implants are done when one doesn’t want a bridge because it more permanent and look better even in the back of the mouth and in view of this it’s considered cosmetic.

Unfortunately, implants are not generally a covered benefit. However, it is possible that Delta would provide an allowance for the covered benefit. It’s best that the enrollee ask their dentist to submit a pre-determination to Delta so that Delta can determine the covered benefit (if any) and the enrollees responsibility for payment in advance.


The replacement of lost or stolen dentures, crown and bridge work, dental procedures and charges incurred as part of implants (placement or removal) and prosthetic devices placed on implants (fixed or removable, for example: bridges, crowns) are not covered.  Smile Saver Brochure


Blue Shield Small Group Dental  PlansDental Implant Explanation


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Dental Max “Pretty” brochures

Renesasse - Coverage for Implaints
Full Brochure

Be sure to click on the button below to get a quote and the most current coverage information!



liberty implant schedule

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No plan maximum 



Importance of Dental Coverage 
Dental & General Health

Insurance 101?

We suggest that you check out Life Insurance, Disability, Long Term Care and Retirement as these risks may cause much more financial devastating to your budget than dental bills.

I don't quite agree on the individual vs group rates & benefits - also group plans are income tax free - section 106

On the other hand - Sacramento Truck driver sudden dealth from tooth infection Sacramento Bee 1.31.2017

Picture of Oral Health 

Why you need Group Dental Coverage


Steve on buying, shopping and best use of premium dollars
Dental Insurance VIDEO

steve's video on dental coverage


  • Why Buy Dental Insurance?  
  • What dental Insurance... should I buy??? 
  • When people ask, what dental insurance plan should I buy,

    The video from the dentist above says he's tempted to answer, "None of them".

    But that's not a very helpful answer, so in this video the dentist attempts to give you some guidance about things to consider before buying a dental insurance plan. Keep in mind that there also are finance plans available if you decide to go that route.  And, you should not be shy about negotiating with your dentist regarding his or her fee for the services that you need.

#Alternatives to Implants


Gum Disease Treatment

If you have a tooth that is loose and may be “hopeless,” it might still be saved with gum disease treatment . If the gums are receding and there has been bone loss around the tooth, that doesn’t mean that the tooth is guaranteed to be lost.

With gum disease treatment, we can clean out the infection around your tooth, and hopefully the tooth will heal. Sometimes we might splint the loose tooth or teeth to natural teeth that are stable. This can help stabilize the loose teeth and give them time to heal. Then you’ll still have your natural tooth for longer, potentially the rest of your life. This costs significantly less than a dental implant. And Pinhole ® Gum Therapy can be used to restore the natural contour of your gums.

Caveats: For a tooth that is designated “hopeless,” the success rate is lower than that for dental implants. And because we’re preserving your natural tooth, it will continue to look as it had, so if you’re unhappy with the appearance of this threatened tooth, it might not be the best choice. Plus, sometimes the infection is so serious that we want to remove teeth to better control the risk that the infection could spread to other parts of your body.


Root Canal Therapy


If your tooth is threatened by an infection inside the tooth, we can use  root canal therapy to clean out the tooth and make it stable again. The tooth will be reinforced and topped with a dental crown . The success rate for root canal therapy is comparable to that for dental implants, and it has the benefit of retaining your natural tooth. Plus the dental crown means that the appearance of the tooth will be improved, too. If you later need to replace the treated tooth, you will usually be able to get a dental implant, and in the meantime, you get to enjoy the benefits of having a natural tooth rather than an implant. Cost is slightly less than for a dental implant.

Caveats: Whether a root canal is appropriate or not depends on the state of your tooth. If the tooth root is damaged, a root canal is not recommended. Sometimes an infected tooth can be a serious risk and needs to be extracted right away. Extraction is best for badly damaged or seriously infected teeth.


Dental Bridge


If you can’t save the tooth with either gum disease treatment or root canal therapy, you can often get a dental bridge that will perform the same function as a dental implant. With a dental bridge, the replacement tooth is supported by dental crowns on teeth next to the missing tooth.

Dental bridges are fully fixed in your mouth. They’re not loose and won’t slip out, so your diet won’t be impacted, and they can look as good as dental implants. Plus the dental crowns on neighboring teeth can be very helpful if they have been damaged.

Caveats: Dental bridges don’t stimulate your jawbone and gums the way a dental implant does. This may not matter, but it can potentially cause collapse of the gums under the replacement tooth. And if the supporting teeth aren’t fully healthy and strong, they may be put at risk by having a dental bridge placed over them. That’s because two teeth are now being asked to do the work of three. Because of this restriction, we only recommend dental bridges in limited situations where they don’t cause much increased risk to your natural teeth.

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What about Dentures?


We didn’t mention removable partial dentures because they aren’t as good as dental implants. Removable dentures don’t look or function like natural teeth, and they can be uncomfortable, even damaging. This is especially true of removable partial dentures, which rarely work well enough to help you chew naturally. Removable partial dentures also collect food and plaque around them, encouraging tooth decay. Those secured with metal wires and hooks can erode teeth, increasing the risk of tooth loss.

An exception is The Denture Fountain of Youth®, which replaces all your natural teeth. This type of denture looks natural and encourages better biting and chewing function. While not as good as implant-supported dentures, they are close.   Kuzma *

Experts say 90% of patients with complete tooth loss opt for dentures.  Ivy Rose

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20 comments on “Dental Implants

  1. give Medicare the power to negotiate for lower drug prices, add new benefits to Medicare

    Adding dental, hearing and vision benefits to Medicare.

    Making new investments in home and community-based services to “help seniors, persons with disabilities and home care workers,”

    Extending a boost to ACA income-based subsidies that were included in the American Rescue Plan Act. The boosted subsidies are set to expire after the 2022 coverage year.

  2. A Cosmetic Dentistry Grant (CDG Grant) is free to apply for and is available to anyone that wishes to improve their oral health and return confidence to their smile.

    To be eligible for consideration of a CDG Grant, an applicant simply needs to demonstrate that their mouth is healthy enough to support the type of cosmetic dentistry procedure they wish to receive. To determine suitability, you are provided with a free oral health assessment(x-ray charges may apply) by a Certified Dental Practitioner in your area.

    Following completion of your oral health assessment and when all basic dentistry is accomplished by the participating dentists, and presuming you are a good candidate for cosmetic procedure and implant, the dental practitioner will recommend you for inclusion in the CDG Program and provide you with a treatment plan that will help achieve your desired results.

  3. What if I need MAJOR, EXPENSIVE Dental work and don’t have coverage.

    Can I buy it now?

    What are best options to open – start a dental plan to reduce this out of pocket cost?

    Any restrictions such as waiting periods to obtain this care after purchasing a plan?

  4. This is a FAQ from a page we culled from the website

    would be beneficial to me to switch to the enhanced 94 plan when I’m currently Under full scope of benefits Medi-Cal and denti-cal for about $7,000 worth of dental work that denti-cal won’t cover that needs to be performed?

    Are there any available plans Under The Inn at Silver 94 which offer Dental Care better than what is normally offered through denti-cal?


    I really don’t know where you can get coverage for $7k worth of dental work. Most all plans I’ve seen limit coverage to $1k or $1.5k – $1,500/year.

    Silver 94 doesn’t have adult dental, other than if they call it medical services. See specimen policy page 72

    Check out Dental for Everyone or Covered CA’s dental program, which I believe you can get, even if you don’t have a health plan.

    What do you mean by “under the inn?”

    • Check out our webpage on Denti Cal.

      I’ll grant, that I don’t see on that page anything about implants, so here’s our research.

      The Denti-Cal provider handbook does mention Implants, so I guess it’s covered. I suggest you ask your dentist. Your question is beyond my pay grade! (Zero, as Medi Cal doesn’t pay agents)

      These are the “codes” in the provider manual that related to implants:

      Implant Services

      D6010, D6040, D6050, D6053, D6054, D6055, D6056,D6057, D6058, D6059, D6060, D6061, D6062, D6063,D6064, D6065, D6066, D6067, D6068, D6069, D6070,D6071, D6072, D6073, D6074, D6075, D6076, D6077,D6078, D6079, D6080, D6090, D6091, D6094, D6095,D6194, D6199

      See also Dental

      • Here’s why I don’t like to guess or answer questions on the phone. I checked with justice in and said

        “Single tooth implants are not a benefit of the Medi-Cal Dental Program

        Some legal advocates have attempted to make compelling medically necessary arguments, and the provider manual allows for that “Implant services are a benefit only when exceptional medical conditions are documented and shall be reviewed for medical necessity.”

        But generally speaking not a benefit and not one we want to promote as available to Medi-Cal beneficiaries since they are so limited.

        they pointed out this section in the provider handbook:

        Implant Services General Policies (D6000-D6199)

        a) Implant services are a benefit only when exceptional medical conditions are documented and shall be reviewed by the Medi-Cal Dental Program for medical necessity for prior authorization. Exceptional medical conditions include, but are not limited to:

        i) cancer of the oral cavity requiring ablative surgery and/or radiation leading to destruction of alveolar bone, where the remaining osseous structures are unable to support conventional dental prostheses.
        ii) severe atrophy of the mandible and/or maxilla that cannot be corrected with vestibular extension procedures or osseous augmentation procedures, and the patient is unable to function with conventional prostheses.
        iii) skeletal deformities that preclude the use of conventional prostheses (such as arthrogryposis, ectodermal dysplasia, partial anaodontia and cleidocranial dysplasia).
        iv) traumatic destruction of jaw, face or head where the remaining osseous structures are unable to support conventional dental prostheses.

        b) Providers shall submit complete case documentation (such as radiographs, scans, operative reports, craniofacial panel reports, diagnostic casts, intraoral/extraoral photographs and tracings) necessary to demonstrate the medical necessity of the requested implant services.
        c) Single tooth implants are not a benefit of the Medi-Cal Dental Program.
        d) Implant removal, by report (D6100) is a benefit. Refer to the procedure for specific requirements.

        They also told me about this guide for dental care for older adults

        Four page summary of dental benefits

      • 1. Searching for a reasonable rate plan for bone grafting…?
        2. How does dental cal, provide for patients that need bone grafting before implants…?

  5. I reviewed the options above about the dental plans that offer some coverage for implants, however, that coverage seems very limited for implants and may not cover as much of the cost of non-implant dental work as my current dental plan.

    What other options are there?

    When and how to we set a meeting to discuss-consult on them them?

    • Please, when stating facts, show them. Our commenting section allows you to upload images and URL’s Internet addresses.

      One might look at HSA’s, see above or if you own a business Section 105.

      Click here to set a meeting time with us. Please give us a better idea of what you are looking for in other options, so that we can do the research. Everything we know about implants is on this webpage.

      Use the search feature in the upper right, to find everything about dental on our websites.

  6. Do you know anything about the Careington PPO Dentist plan mentioned on this page as providing some coverage/discounts for implants?

    For example, what those coverage/discount is provided for implants and if there is any pre-existing condition exclusion or waiting period?

  7. I want to set a educational meeting with you to discuss if my husband’s employer group great PPO coverage with Blue Shield will pay for treatment for my:


    loss of one tooth due to an accident

    grinding – loss of 8 teeth – which is causing grave and serious problems.

    can implants be covered for that?

    coverage for depression?

    I’d like to set a meeting so that you can educate me on what my coverage is and how it works.

    • For your depression – check this page. If you have further questions, please post there.

      Arthritis shouldn’t have any issues with coverage. Check out your Evidence of Coverage or Summary of Benefits.

      For us to be of any meaningful help, we need a copy of your ID card, which will be kept confidential. If at all possible, send us a copy of your evidence of coverage. If your husband’s employer is less than 100 employees, we have access to those documents. If it’s large group, we need you to get the EOC.

      After we’ve reviewed the EOC, we can schedule an educational meeting for a fee, click here for more information. We answer questions on the website at no charge, private time is different. It’s educational, we do not tell you what to do or give advise.

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