Dental insurance can be a little confusing at times, but at Advanced Smile Design, we like to keep things nice and simple. If you have dental insurance, we’ll gladly accept it, and we’ll do everything we can to maximize your benefits. Our team will also be happy to show you how to best utilize your dental insurance plan, so you can take care of your teeth while keeping more money in your pocket. There are a few key things to understand when it comes to getting the most out of your dental insurance plan, and you can learn a little more about them below.
Dental and health insurance have a lot of similarities, in that you pay a monthly premium in order to get sizeable discounts on a wide variety of healthcare services. What’s important to know is that unlike health insurance, dental insurance is more focused on preventing issues rather than treating them. The idea is to help patients afford basic treatments so they can take care of problems early and avoid the need for more involved (and expensive) procedures.
Every insurance plan’s coverage is a little different, but most follow the same basic outline, which tends to look something like this:
With this in mind, a good rule of thumb is to use your plan to mostly cover your standard preventive visits. You’ll likely pay little to nothing out of pocket at these appointments, and they’ll go a long way in keeping your teeth healthy so you won’t need the services that receive less coverage.
Advanced Smile Design is an in-network provider with the vast majority of PPO dental insurance plans available today, and in simple terms, this means we’ll be able to offer you bigger savings than an out-of-network dental office. However, even if we are out-of-network with your plan, we may still be able to use it to help you save quite a bit on your dental care. Most patients are pleasantly surprised to find out how much! If you don’t see your plan on the list below, be sure to give us a call to see how we can use your benefits.