Don't Forget to Use Your Dental Benefits Before the End of the Year

Dental insurance policies help people get the dental care they need, but the benefits that plans provide must be used before they expire! Plans' benefits often reset at the end of the calendar year, so now is a good time to make sure you've used all your benefits before the year is over. If you have benefits left, here are some ways you can use them.

Save Money on Treatments You Need

If you need a particular treatment, such as a filling, crown, implant or bridge, this is the perfect procedure to use your benefits for. Depending on what dental benefits you have left, you might be able to get a majority of the procedure paid for, or at least only have to pay a small portion of the costs.

If your remaining benefits cover only part of a procedure that you need, you might be able to have some work done before the year's end and delay the rest of the work until next year when your benefits reset. It's not always possible to split a procedure into two phases, but sometimes a dentist can do work in stages.

Get Preventive Care and Check for Issues

If you don't need any specific work done, putting any remaining dental benefits you have toward preventive care is often a good idea. Preventive treatments, such as cleanings, fluoride treatments and X-rays, are an important part of taking care of your teeth. Many plans cover these and other preventative procedures. Preventive care can also help reveal dental issues. Taking care of these before they become worse both minimizes any problems they cause and keeps the cost of treatment minimal.

Schedule an Appointment Before the Year's End

If you haven't used up all of your dental insurance benefits for 2016, schedule an appointment with one of our dentists today. Our staff will make sure to get you in as soon as possible so we can provide you with the care you need and help you maximize your dental benefits.