Understanding Dental Plans & Getting The Most From Your Benefits

Categories: General Dentistry

Dental insurance is an immensely important part of taking care of one’s welfare and something that should definitely not be taken for granted. Unfortunately, according to a 2019 study less than half of all adults make use of their insurance to the fullest. Given that the cost of dental care can exceed $360 a year per individual, this leaves many people paying much more than they should have to. To help you understand and get the most of your dental benefits, here are a few things you absolutely should know.

Getting The Most Of Your Dental Insurance Plan

One of the most important parts of dental insurance plans is the idea of benefits. Basically, dental insurance is structured to cover certain costs up to a maximum amount. This may include things like free preventative care, up to $2,000 a year for restorative care, or up to $2,000 a lifetime for orthodontics. What this means is that you have the opportunity to receive a certain amount of dental care every year without being billed by your dentist. What most people overlook is just how much care they’re covered for, which results in losing care they could have received without cost.

Understand Your Plan

Different dental plans have different premiums, have different benefits for different kinds of care, work with different providers, and cover different amounts of costs for different things. The best way of making the most of your dental plan as to understand what it provides for you and how best to take advantage of it. In general, it’s best to get the most out of your coverage by scheduling regular dentist appointments. This enables you to use the benefits you’ve paid for to the highest extent. If possible, try to schedule your dental visits before the end-of-year rush, as many people try to use up their benefits quickly before they reset. Be sure to know what costs or covered, how much they’re covered, and that your plan is fully accepted by an in-network provider, and you’ll be ahead of most people in terms of using your insurance to the fullest.

Book An Appointment Today

Foote Family dental care has been providing top-quality dental care for our patients in Louisiana for more than 20 years. We accept most major insurance plans and offer our own in-house financing options to help you get the most comprehensive care for you and your family. Contact us here for any questions, concerns, and to book an appointment today.