As the year draws to a close, you may not be thinking about it, but if you haven’t visited your dental office for two preventive checkups and teeth cleanings this year, you may be losing money. In this post, we’ll walk you through how annual dental insurance coverage works, how to take advantage of available benefits before the end of the year, and why it’s so important to visit your dentist for dental checkups and cleanings every six months.
How Dental Insurance Works
Dental insurance policies are unique contracts between the patient and their insurer, and coverage will vary depending on your specific policy. However, almost every dental insurance policy provides the greatest amount of coverage for preventive dental care. In fact, the majority of policies completely cover the cost of two preventive dentistry appointments each year. In order to make the most of your dental benefits, you should start by staying on top of your dental checkups and teeth cleanings.
Making the most of Your Annual Benefits
Dental insurers emphasize the need for preventive care because it’s essential to keep your smile healthy and avoid more advanced dental concerns that don’t receive the same level of coverage. The easiest way to make the most of your insurance and avoid the need for more costly treatments is to visit us for six month dental exams and teeth cleanings. During these appointments, your dentist can partner with you to prevent the majority of oral health concerns, and when prevention isn’t possible, regular checkups allow us to diagnose issues in the earliest and most treatable stages.
Meet Dr. Tran
Family and cosmetic dentist, Danny Tran, DDS, and the Covina Family Dental team members are always happy to help you make the most of your dental insurance coverage. The easiest way to maximize your dental benefits is keeping up with your dental checkups and teeth cleanings in our office. These visits are usually covered between 80 and 100% by dental insurance providers, so you’ll pay little to nothing out of pocket to keep your smile healthy, avoiding tooth decay and damage. Our team is happy to process and file dental insurance claims for most major PPO plans, and we are in-network with Delta Dental, Cigna, and SunLife Assurant. If you have questions or want to find out more, please don’t hesitate to give our team a call. We’ll be happy to answer your questions, review your policy, and schedule an appointment for you to visit our Covina dental office.