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Don’t Forget to Use Your Dental Benefits Before the End of the Year!

November 25, 2022
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Posted By: Dr. White
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Typically, dental insurance does not roll over from one year to the next. So, any benefits you don’t use are gone forever. Additionally, starting specific longer treatments at the end of the year means you can continue with all new benefits as they roll over.

Your dentist in Springfield, MO, offers various treatments and services, including those you need most. Whether it be an end-of-the-year dental checkup and teeth cleaning or more advanced services like Invisalign under an orthodontic insurance benefit, we can help.  

Ways to Use Your Dental Benefits

Elective services are not typically covered by dental insurance plans—for example, cosmetic dentistry. But often, restorations and pretreatments like extractions before tooth replacement when a tooth is too damaged to be saved are a covered benefit.

You may be able to use this year’s benefits for extraction and next year’s for a dental bridge, provided your insurance offers these benefits.

Your Springfield dentist follows guidelines put forward by the American Dental Association, which recommends two dental checkups and teeth cleanings per year. If you’ve only visited the dentist once in the calendar year, now would be an excellent time to exhaust your benefits with a preventive dentistry appointment.

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We are always happy to bill your insurance company on your behalf, allowing you to take advantage of your full benefits. Additionally, a member of our dental team can review your policy to help you make the most of your plan.

Besides dental insurance, we are happy to accept CareCredit financing. This is a third-party option, with plans that often mean interest-free repayments on a realistic schedule. Again, a member of our dental team can help you apply.  

Schedule Your Dental Checkup Today

We still have openings for end-of-the-year dental appointments. If you would like to arrange treatment or an evaluation with the dentist, we encourage you to contact a dental team member today.

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