What Dental Plans Typically Cover

ANOTHER YEAR IS COMING to a close, and that means another year of insurance benefits is about to expire. If you haven’t taken advantage of your dental insurance yet, that’s okay, but the year is almost over, so the time to use them is now. To help you prepare, Gardens Dental Care has put together some information about how dental insurance works at our practice.

What Dental Plans Typically Cover

Keep in mind dental insurance is different from health insurance. How so?  Most health insurance requires you to meet a high deductible and then the insurance company begins to cover the expenses.  Unfortunately, that means you’ve had quite a year of health issues before the benefits of paying those expensive monthly healthcare bills kick in.  But that’s what insurance does – absorbs risks.

Dental Insurance plans usually cover preventative (cleanings, exams, x-rays) care at 100%.  And then pay 80% of basic services such as getting a filling done and 50% of services like a crown.  However, more than half of dental PPO’s offer maximum benefits of less than $1500.  So if you need a crown, you’ll be paying out of pocket for that and for sure – any other treatment needed such as dental implants or Invisalign.

No insurance?  No Problem. 

Gardens Dental Care in Palm Beach Gardens offers our very own Membership Plan so you and your family can have access to simple, affordable, and COMPREHENSIVE dental care. Our membership plan is simple to understand, and covers all your cleanings, exams, and routine x-rays. PLUS, you get discounts on all other procedures like fillings, crowns and root canals. And pricing for our plan and all our procedures is COMPLETELY transparent.

So, you know exactly what you will pay before accepting treatment. And it’s SO easy to sign up! In less than 2 minutes you and your family can be covered, and you can start using the plan immediately. Even for your next visit! You can sign up for our Membership Plan by calling our office or at kleer.com using our unique office code YH2U. If you have any questions or need more information call our friendly team at 561-529-4660. Sign up for our Membership Plan today and have one MORE thing to smile about!

Getting Everything Done On Time

Another critical component to insurance is timing.  Be sure and know the details of your plan.  Does the plan require 6 months between cleanings/exams (and no closer) or do they pay for preventative 2x a calendar year or twice in a 12-month period? As the year comes to an end soon, our November and December appointments begin to fill up quickly.  Don’t wait to get on our schedule.  Use your benefits – don’t lose em! And remember we have appointments at times convenient for you, as we are open 7am-7pm and even open Fridays and Saturdays.  But be careful putting off necessary treatment that your dental insurance provider may not cover – that doesn’t mean it isn’t necessary!  In fact, it often costs more and is painful when needed work is delayed.

If It’s Been A While, Let’s Chat!

If you have more questions regarding your insurance or are interested in our Gardens Dental Care membership plan, just stop by our practice in Palm Beach Gardens or call us at 561-529-4660! We can answer all the questions you have and get you on the right path to affordable dental care!

Take advantage of those benefits while there’s still time!