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Dental Insurance – Lakewood, Dallas, TX

How to Make the Most of Your Dental Insurance

Knowing that you have dental insurance is comforting, but there’s just one issue—are you sure you’re getting the most out of your policy? This is a question many of our patients have, and we’re ready to make sure the answer is a resounding YES. We accept plans from many popular providers, and our insurance guru Kelli will file your claims for you so you can save as much as possible without dealing with all the paperwork. A little knowledge can help you save big at the dentist with your insurance, and that’s exactly what you’ll find in our brief guide below. Give us a call to ask how we can use your particular plan!

Understanding How Dental Insurance Works

When you sign up for a dental insurance plan, you pay a monthly premium, and in exchange, your provider covers part of your treatments whenever you go to the dentist. With most plans, the highest amount of coverage applies to preventive services like checkups and cleanings. Some cover them 100%, so an easy way to maximize your policy is to simply attend your two routine appointments each year. This, in turn, will also lower your risk for more serious dental issues.

What Your Dental Insurance Plan Covers

Each insurance provider and plan has its own unique set of benefits, but typically preventive services are mostly or completely covered, which we touched on above. If you develop a cavity or missing teeth, however, dental insurance can still be a big help, as restorative services like crowns and fillings are usually covered 50-70%. Cosmetic treatments are elective procedures, so they don’t receive coverage, and orthodontics often have a lifetime benefit (or set amount of money) set aside for each individual on the plan.

We Welcome Out-of-Network Providers

Dental Center of Lakewood is not in-network with with any insurance, but that does not mean that you can not take advantage of your dental benefits. We accept and will file for any PPO insurance, or any insurance that allows you to pick your own dentist. Simply by choosing to see us, people will receive the absolute best care. We believe your care should not be dictated by your insurance company, but still try to save you money however we can. Thanks to our knowledgeable team, we can use our expertise to help patients save tremendously and benefit greatly on their much-needed care.