No one likes throwing money away, yet many people do it each year at our dental office without realizing it. Did you know that any dental benefits you don’t use this year will be completely lost once January 1st hits? Some of our patients have $1000 or more left in dental benefits that can yet be used this year.
This year is going by quickly. Are you up-to-date on how many dental benefits you have left for this year? We want to help you make the most of your dental benefits for your dental health.
How To Know If You Have Dental Benefits Remaining?
One of the best ways to know where you’re at as far as dental benefits is to check with your dental insurance carrier. This is typically a quick phone call to ask what your remaining benefits are for this year. Many insurances are also accessible through email or the internet. Check the back of your dental card to see how you can best reach your dental company and contact them soon!
Can Your Dental Office Let Me Know What Benefits I Have Remaining?
While we can tell how much of your insurance has been used in our dental office, it is not always the whole picture. You may have used dental benefits at other offices or even with other dental specialty doctors, such as an oral surgeon or an endodontist.
We don’t always see all your dental benefit details on our end. Thus, we recommend calling your dental insurance carrier for the most up-to-date and accurate numbers regarding your dental benefits.
What Procedure Or Treatment Is Covered By My Insurance?
This depends on your specific dental plan; however, this is a list commonly covered by dental insurance. While we can’t guarantee coverage from your insurance policy, reviewing this list can be a great place to start.
- Dental cleanings
- Dental exams
- Dental x-rays
- Orthodontic appliances
- Bite splints or mouthguards
- Root Canals
If you have a specific treatment that has been diagnosed, we can check with your dental insurance for coverage for those specific treatments.
How Should I Best Use Up My Dental Benefits?
This really depends on your specific needs as well as your dental benefits. Has it been a while since you have had a dental cleaning and exam? That can be a great place to start, and it will allow our dentist to evaluate your teeth for any concerns that may need further treatment.
Have you had an exam recently, and was treatment diagnosed? Call our office, and we can review and look at your treatment plan. We can schedule an appointment for you this year so that you can have some of your needs taken care of with this year’s dental benefits.
I Will Have New Dental Insurance Next Year. Can’t I Just Wait To Do My Treatment Until Next Year?
We don’t recommend putting off your dental treatment at Bridge Creek Dental. The sooner that you receive your dental treatment, the sooner your mouth can return to health. A big concern is that putting off treatment may lead to more significant problems, such as more extensive decay, infections, or even tooth loss.
Do you have dental benefits left this year? Call our office to schedule your next appointment. While there are only about six weeks left in 2022, there is still time for you to get your dental needs taken care of. At Bridge Creek Dental, we care about your dental needs. We want to help you use your dental benefits before you lose them!Share This: