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Dental Insurance – Mesquite, TX

How Your Insurance Plan Can Save You Money

It’s no secret that dental insurance is often key to keeping the out-of-pocket costs for your treatments to a minimum. But how will you know if you’re getting the most out of your plan? Our team at Dental Impressions is happy to file a claim on your behalf whenever you visit us. We can also work with you to help you understand how you can maximize your benefits in order to get the most savings possible. Give us a call to learn more about the role insurance plays at our dental office.

How Does Dental Insurance Work?

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Dental insurance is different from medical insurance in that it focuses on paying for preventive services rather than treatment for damage that has already happened. For this reason, checkups, cleanings, and X-rays tend to receive the most coverage; meanwhile, restorations such as fillings or crowns are usually only partially paid for. This effectively means that the best way to reduce your personal costs is to make sure you attend at least two routine appointments every year.

What is Covered in a Dental Insurance Plan?

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There actually isn’t a universal answer to this question because every plan is different. It’s important to know your benefits and what they’ll cover before committing to any treatment. Our team is also happy to help you with this process! That said, the framework is usually as follows:

  • Checkups, cleanings, and other preventive services are 100 percent covered.
  • Minor treatments such as fillings receive roughly 80 percent coverage.
  • Major treatments such as crown placement receive around 50 percent coverage.
  • Your insurance typically won’t pay for whitening or any other purely cosmetic procedure.

We Provide In-Network Savings & Gladly Accept Out-of-Network Providers

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Currently, we are in-network with most PPO plans and we will work hard to help take advantage of savings available with your plan. That said, we gladly accept other insurances as well and will work with them to ensure that you get all of the benefits that you’re entitled to. You can get in touch with our friendly team members to ask if your insurance is accepted, and we can also provide a rough estimate of how much will be covered.