John A. Hodges, DDS, FICOI, says, “After the recent denial of full-arch rehabilitation for a patient of mine, I decided to try a different approach with her medical insurance company. I posed this question: Regardless of their policy toward dental implant coverage, in this patient’s case would they be financially better off paying to treat her with fixed implant-supported bridges versus not doing so and then having to pay for the future digestive complications associated with a failed oral system?

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