Many patients become frustrated when it comes to navigating their dental insurance benefits because every plan varies. Fortunately, our team of professionals who regularly files patient insurance claims and is familiar with working with dental insurance companies is here to help. Whether you have a question about your coverage or just want to learn how you can get the most out of your benefits, we’ll be more than happy to assist. Below, we’ve included some need-to-know basics about the average dental insurance plan to help get you started.
Unlike medical insurance, dental insurance is more hinged on preventing oral health problems from ever occurring instead of treating them as they develop. When you navigate your plan, there are a few terms that are necessary to understand, including:
The average dental insurance plan operates under a 100-80-50 coverage structure. This means that they will cover 100 percent of the cost of preventive care like checkups and cleanings, 80 percent of the cost of minor treatments like cavity fillings, and 50 percent of the cost of more serious procedures like tooth extractions. However, it’s important to note that every plan is different, and to find out what yours covers, it’s a good idea to contact your insurance provider directly.
At Admired Smiles Dental Center, we’re proud to be an in-network provider who’s contracted with several major dental insurance companies, which we’ve listed below. That means that we’ve negotiated discounted fees and rates, allowing us to pass on savings to you and keep your dental treatments within your budget!
Don’t see your plan? We likely take it! Reach out to our team today!