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What Does Dental Insurance Cover?

April 17, 2023 7:32 pm

Having dental insurance is a huge help whenever you require dental care, but figuring out what your plan covers is not always an easy task. While the details and fine print will vary depending on which dental care plan and provider you have, there are a few benefits that are consistent across the board.

Preventive Care

Nearly every dental insurance provider will cover a range of preventive services–such as regular checkups, cleanings, fluoride treatments, and dental X-rays—to help you maintain your oral health and prevent more serious (and costly) problems from developing down the line. Because your insurance will likely cover these services in full, be sure to take advantage! It’s important to come in for a cleaning twice a year so we can make sure your smile is in good shape.

Restorative Treatments

Many dental plans also cover a portion of restorative procedures like crowns, fillings, and tooth extractions. Refer to the explanation of benefits for your specific plan to know exactly what percentage of the cost will be covered by insurance and how much you’ll be expected to pay out of pocket. More intensive restorative procedures, such as getting a crown or root canal therapy, could be covered at a lower percentage depending on your provider.

Cosmetic Procedures

If you’re hoping that your dental insurance will pay for cosmetic procedures like teeth whitening or porcelain veneers, you are unfortunately out of luck. However, some plans offer partial or full coverage for orthodontic care, including Invisalign® clear aligners.

Affordable Dental Care in Katy, TX

For the most accurate information, we recommend contacting your insurance company to ask about your covered benefits. Our team at Elyson Family Dental can also help you determine which procedures your dental insurance plan will cover.

For patients who are uninsured or underinsured, we offer an in-house dental membership plan. This is not dental insurance but can help you get the care you need at an affordable price. Benefits begin immediately upon enrollment. Please contact Elyson Family Dental today for more information!


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