Dental Insurance – Houston, TX
How to Maximize Your Dental Insurance with Us
If you’re one of the millions of Americans with a dental insurance plan, then you’ve made a wise investment in your own oral health as well as your family’s. But, are you making the most of your plan? That’s a question we’re ready to help you answer! At our dental office, we are in-network with most PPO dental insurance plans and strive to help our patients maximize their benefits at every single appointment. To learn a few tips that will definitely help you save at your next visit, be sure to read our short insurance guide below. Or, to learn more about your specific plan and coverage, go ahead and give our knowledgeable team a call today.
The Most Important Thing to Understand About Dental Insurance
The keyword when it comes to dental insurance is prevention. Most plans are designed to help people pay for basic services like checkups and cleanings so they can stop many problems before they start and treat minor ones as early as possible. In the long-run, this leads to better oral health and lower dental care costs. By using your plan to primarily pay for preventive appointments, you’re guaranteed to take great care of both your smile and your wallet.
Breakdown of Dental Insurance Coverage
In general, dental insurance coverage tends to follow this basic framework:
- Preventive services are covered 80-100%
- Restorative services are covered 50-70%
- Cosmetic services are considered elective, so they are NOT covered
- Orthodontics receives a set amount of money per individual, though it may only cover metal braces for patients 18 and under.
So, like we touched on above, using your insurance for checkups and cleanings is best, but if you develop a cavity or missing tooth, it can also help offset the cost of restorative care.
Our Accepted In-Network Plans
Our dental office is in-network with some of the most popular dental insurance providers in the world, meaning we’re able to help patients save as much as possible and gain access to their benefits without delay. But, if you DON’T see your provider on the list below, we may still be able to work with your plan to cover your care, so be sure to give us a call. Visiting an out-of-network dentist won’t cost you an arm and a leg like visiting a doctor outside of your health insurance network, and in many cases, the benefits are the same as visiting an in-network dental office!
We are in-network with the following insurances:
- Delta Dental
- United Concordia
- United Healthcare