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Smile Bright with Your 2019 Dental Benefits

Did you know that your Dental Insurance Benefits can save you hundreds if not thousands of dollars off the cost of dental treatment? However, many dental insurance plans put a limit on how much they will pay out for treatments every year.  

Some dental insurance plans run on a fiscal year calendar, while many plans follow a more traditional calendar year. Knowing exactly when your benefits reset can help you plan any needed dental treatments.  

If you are unsure of when your annual benefits reset or what your annual benefit or deductible amounts are, you can rest assured that our friendly benefit specialists are here to help. Simple give our dental office a call and we will gladly guide you through all the information we can.  

Dental Checklist for 2019

  1. Schedule You Six Month Checkup: Did you know that the American Dental Association recommends Regular Dental Exams and Cleanings every six months? Many dental insurance companies will cover preventive care appointments like these. Following the AMA recommended schedule will not only help with your overall oral health care but can also help avoid potential health risks in the future.
  2. Plan Recommended Dental Treatments: Taking care of any oral health issues when they are first noticed is the best way to minimize the problem and the potential cost. The truth is what seems like a minor irritation today can quickly become a more painful problem requiring a more extensive and expensive treatment.
  3. Speak with Your Dentist About Dental Improvements: Many of our patients have received a Dental Filling made from amalgam in the past. Often referred to as silver fillings, they can have an average lifespan of 8 – 15 years. While very durable, many patients would like to replace these silver fillings with a more aesthetically pleasing composite resin filling. Depending on certain factors such as age of the filling and benefits coverages, your dental insurance may cover all or part of the cost to replace old amalgam fillings.
  4. Consider Other Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments: While Dental Insurance does not generally cover most cosmetic dental procedures (teeth whitening and porcelain veneers) in some cases your benefits may cover part of your needed treatment. Teeth straightening with Invisalign can be a great way to fix imperfections in you smile with convenient and virtually unnoticeable aligners. Even if you had traditional metal braces when you were younger, Invisalign can help refresh your tooth alignment now.

Are you ready for a bright smile in 2019? Make sure you get the most out of your dental benefits and enjoy great oral health! Contact our dental office today to schedule your six-month checkup or to learn more about your dental insurance and benefits.