Dental insurance is a great thing to have when it comes to getting the care your smile needs. Yet many folks don’t take full advantage of their insurance benefits. Most plans offer a maximum annual amount that can be used for dental care. Typically the benefit period is January through December. Whatever goes unused doesn’t carry over to the next year.
- Seeing Us Regularly for Preventive Care – Many insurance plans show they understand the importance of preventive care by paying in full for exams and cleanings. In fact, many cover two exams and cleanings a year. These essential services help keep your teeth and gums free of disease and help you avoid potentially costly restorative care. If you or family members still need exams for 2021, go ahead and schedule now!
- Treating Small Problems ASAP – Don’t delay in treating small dental issues. For instance, it’s easy and affordable to fix a cavity with a simple tooth filling. Larger cavities will require a dental crown. If decay gets inside your tooth, a root canal will be required to save the tooth.
- Selecting the Right Treatment – Carefully consider your treatment options. We usually use fillings made of tooth-colored composite in areas of the mouth where a filling might be visible. But it might make sense to use a metal (amalgam) filling in areas like the back of the mouth. Metal fillings are less expensive than composite and typically last longer too.
- Paying Attention to Your Annual Benefits – You will lose your annual dental insurance benefits if you don’t use them. We’re happy to work with you to ensure you get the maximum benefit your policy provides without exceeding it. For instance, you may need to have a tooth or teeth extracted before getting replacement teeth. We can perform the tooth removal in 2021 but wait until 2022 to do the replacement.
Let us help you receive the maximum benefit from your insurance! Call us today at 605-250-4651 to schedule an appointment at Sioux Falls Smiles in Sioux Falls, SD. You can also .