Signing up for a dental insurance plan is relatively easy, but most policies don’t exactly tell you about the best ways to use them. As a result, Americans literally waste BILLIONS in dental benefits every year. If you don’t want to add to that total, be sure to read our short and helpful guide below. We accept all dental insurances here at Kitt Dental, so if you have any questions about how we could use your specific plan at your next visit, be sure to give us a call.
Most dental insurance plans are primarily designed to help patients afford preventive treatments like checkups and cleanings. The idea is to make it easy for a person to be proactive, enabling them to take care of small issues quickly and stop many before they ever begin. Over time, this leads to better oral health and lower care costs, because a patient doesn’t have to spend money to fix decayed or broken teeth.
Your plan likely divides dental services into three basic categories, each with their own level of coverage:
These numbers are why we recommend our patients mostly use their insurance to pay for their checkups and cleanings. That way, you spend little to nothing out of pocket at your visits, and these treatments go a long way in protecting your teeth and gums from advanced issues that require more costly procedures.
Kitt Dental is happy to accept dental insurance plans from several different providers. We make sure our patients can maximize their benefits here and strive to give them a clear picture and what is and is NOT covered by their particular plan. We will be happy to answer any questions before treatment actually begins. No one likes surprises, and our ultimate goal is to help you understand the coverage you have and how to best use it at our dental office.