The new year is just around the corner, and while you’ve probably spent a lot of time planning holiday parties of buying gifts for loved ones, it’s important to think about your oral health as well. Specifically, you should consider using your insurance benefits before the holidays are over. If you need procedures such as dental implants, bone grafting or other periodontal services, you may want to schedule your appointment before the year is over to get the maximum benefit out of your insurance plan.
Insurance Benefits Reset on January First
Benefits for most insurance plans “reset” on the first of each year. If you’ve met your deductible or out-of-pocket maximum this year, now is the perfect time to take make good use of your remaining insurance benefits and receive dental implants and other services before your plan resets in January. If you wait until next year to replace missing teeth or receive other oral services, you’ll have to meet your deductible once again.
Find Out What Your Insurance Covers
Some insurance plans don’t cover certain oral procedures, so it’s important to check your plan before scheduling any of the following treatments offered by us:
- Dental implant placement
- Bone grafting
- Laser gum disease treatments
- Teeth whitening
- Full mouth reconstruction
- Porcelain veneers
- Crowns and bridges
- Root canals
- Tooth extractions
- Sedation dentistry
Your periodontal office may also be able to inspect your insurance policy and let you know which treatments are likely to be covered.
Do you need to receive laser gum treatment or replace missing teeth? There is still time to receive services before your insurance starts over for the new year. However, it’s important to schedule your appointment before all available openings are filled during the busy holiday season. To reserve your appointment today, contact our practice in Clearwater, FL!