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Things To Know About Dental Insurance

February 15, 2022

Did You Know?

  • We can give you the codes for treatment we have recommended and help you to get needed financial information directly from your carrier.
  • At times, your insurance will be much more transparent about your coverage with you because you are their customer and then we can use this information to assist you in receiving your benefits for the care you might need.
  • Some insurance plans will not pay for a filling if your tooth has already had treatment in the last 18 months
  • You may be owed two cleanings per year, but they must be scheduled at least 6 months and a day apart to be covered by your plan.
  • On occasion, plans will categorize what appears to be unrelated treatment into groupings that will exempt them from paying for additional needed treatment. If you have had gum surgery in an area of your mouth, insurance will not pay for a deep cleaning in that area for 2 to 3 years.
  • If your insurance paid for a temporary filling or appliance, they may not pay for a permanent one for 2-5 years.

We view insurance as one form of payment for your treatment needs, just like cash and credit cards. Therefore, we will always start by informing you of the best treatment available, regardless of insurance limits, and then we will…

  • Determine your insurance benefits; availability and limits.
  • Calculate your remaining share of cost.
  • Assist you with financing through our lending partner, Care Credit, if you so desire.

Please do not hesitate to call our office for your dental insurance related questions. Our team members will be happy to investigate your insurance coverage and provide a detailed breakdown of your costs and benefits.

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