What if my Insurance Doesn’t Cover my Dental Work?

Cost is often a reason why a large percentage of the population neglects to get important dental work done. It’s also a big reason why some are afraid to seek out cosmetic dentistry or teeth straightening services that could make life better.  Read on for some advice for ensuring that you can take good care of your oral health and keep dental costs in check:

Prioritizing Dental Needs vs. Your Coverage

Don’t hesitate to talk to your dentist about financial concerns. If you have limited insurance coverage and don’t want to go too far above that coverage ceiling, your dentist can prioritize your dental work so that it fits your budget and your dental coverage. If you’ve got a limit per year, your dentist can schedule your needs based on that limit and could suggest the most cost effective treatments possible. (For example: if you want smile improvements but can’t afford porcelain veneers, your dentist might suggest tooth bonding or a snap-on smile.)

Dental Financing

If some or all of the services you want won’t be fully covered by your insurance policy, ask about dental financing. Atlanta Dental Spa offers dental options including interest-free financing, reducing the burden by giving you a small monthly payment to make instead of a large lump sum (and instead of meaning you have to wait to get work done that you want done now).

Talk to Your Dental Insurance Company

Before having extensive work done, consider approaching your insurance company with your quote for dental work to find out exactly how much will be covered. There may be areas you’re not sure of and your insurance company can confirm, for certain, how much they will cover. This way, you won’t be left with any unpleasant surprises.

Invest in Your Smile

Yes, certain dental services aren’t covered by basic dental insurance but the difference they could make to your smile and your confidence levels could result in an amazing return on your investment. Certain dental procedures might even cost less than you expect. Why not set up a consultation with us at the Atlanta Dental Spa and find out what your options are?