Every month, you pay your dental insurance premiums for you and your family, but have you taken full advantage of your benefits before they expire with the new year? Now is the time to meet with our dentists at ProSmiles Dental & Orthodontics of White Settlement to make sure that you get the most out of your dental insurance coverage.
Most of the time, dental insurance completely, or at least mostly, covers two dental checkups and cleanings per calendar year or one every six months. If you or a loved one hasn’t had two yet this year, you should schedule an appointment as soon as possible. This visit plays a critical role in keeping your oral health in check for the long term.
During this routine appointment, we remove hardened plaque that you may have missed in your daily oral care. This professional cleaning stops problems before they even have a chance to develop in the first place. Also, our dentists will closely examine your teeth, gums, and other oral structures and make sure that your smile is infection and cavity free. Should they find something of concern, we can resolve the problem quickly and restore you to full oral health.
If we find something amiss in your smile, it’s much more cost effective to treat the problem right away, before it gets worse and more expensive to address. In some cases, multiple visits are required to complete treatment. By scheduling these appointments close to the end of the year, we may be able to use both this and next year’s dental insurance benefits to help cover the procedures to your advantage. This is particularly useful if you have already met your deductible but still have some unused benefits available.
Most dental insurances cover minor and major restorative care, but you are responsible for paying part of the cost out of pocket. If you’d rather pay for treatment in smaller monthly payments instead of one large lump sum, we can help you apply for CareCredit, a company that can offer no-interest financing to those who qualify.
When you come in for your dental checkup and cleaning appointment, we can put together a personalized treatment plan if necessary to keep your smile healthy. Then our team members can review your dental insurance with you and help you find ways to maximize your benefits. Do you still need to see a dentist in White Settlement this year? Call us at ProSmiles Dental & Orthodontics of White Settlement today to schedule your appointment.