Your Guide to Dental Insurance

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Dental insurance. You know you need it, but you don’t exactly understand how it works. It’s kind of like your car in a lot of ways…Nonetheless, when you have a plan, you want to make sure that you’re getting the absolute most out of your benefits. What is the best way to do that? And, what is actually covered? What kind of savings should you expect? Fortunately, at Dental Group West, our team handles dental insurance every day, so we’re going to cover the basics in this handy guide so you can know the easiest way to always maximize your benefits.

Dental Insurance Basics

When you purchase a dental insurance plan, you pay a premium every month, and this gives you access to a variety of benefits. Different plans have different kinds of coverage, but typically, they’ll cover standard preventive services (such as checkups, cleanings, and x-rays) completely or mostly, and they’ll partially cover other treatments such as crowns, fillings, dentures, etc. In most cases, cosmetic treatments such as teeth whitening are NOT covered.

A key thing to look for with your plan is which practices are considered in-network providers. When a dental practice is “in-network” with a plan, it means that the insurance company has a contract with the practice to cover part of the costs for their patients who have that plan. When a practice is in-network with your plan, you will always save more than if a practice is out-of-network. This could mean the difference between having your checkups covered 100% or just 80%, which can add up to quite a bit if you’re considering an entire family.

How to Use Your Dental Insurance with Us

Simply bring your insurance ID card to your next appointment, and we’ll take care of the rest! Our team are experts when it comes to dental insurance, and they’ll know exactly how to process your claim in a timely and efficient manner while also maximizing your coverage. If you have any questions about how we can work with your particular plan, be sure to give us a call with your policy information handy, and we’ll be happy to help.

Have Any Questions?

As we’ve mentioned, different plans have different benefits, so if you’d like to know how we can use your particular plan to help you save money at your next appointment, please give us a call today.

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