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How to Make the Most of Your Dental Insurance

May 9, 2022
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Posted By: Alta Dental Studio

The cost of dental treatment is a concern for many patients. However, we want you to know that your team at Alta Dental Studio is happy to work with you to help you comfortably fit the dental treatment you need into your budget.

Dental insurance can be a helpful tool for paying for your dental treatment. However, it often doesn't completely cover the cost of a procedure, so it's important to understand that you may have an out-of-pocket expense. Our helpful team is here to assist you in determining what your dental insurance may cover and what your out-of-pocket expense may be.

Preventive Care Protects Your Dental Health and Your Wallet

One of the ways to make the most of your dental insurance benefits is to visit your Vancouver dentist every six months for routine teeth cleanings and checkups. During these visits, our dentists and hygienists screen and assess you for many problematic conditions like tooth decay and gum disease that you can successfully manage if we detect them early on.

Finding gum disease or cavities early means that you may be able to treat your condition with less expensive procedures, saving you out-of-pocket expenses on more costly procedures.

Many dental insurances cover most if not all of your two preventive dental appointments each year. So by utilizing your dental insurance and regularly attending your bi-annual teeth cleanings and checkups, you can protect your budget and your oral health.

Make the Most of Your Dental Benefits

If our dentists diagnose treatment for you during your teeth cleaning and checkup, the quicker you can get your treatment done, the better. For example, if your dentist in Vancouver notices a small cavity, they will typically recommend a dental filling to repair your tooth. Your dental insurance will likely pay for a portion of your dental filling.

If you wait to treat your tooth, or your tooth decay goes undiagnosed, the decay will progress and could even result in a tooth infection, which would require more extensive treatment.

Do You Have Questions About Your Dental Insurance?

Contact Alta Dental Studio today at (604) 876-5032 if you have questions about your dental insurance or if it's time to schedule your next dental appointment.

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