It’s almost the new year! With 2019 coming to a close, and that means so will your dental insurance benefits. With this in mind, now is the perfect time to review your remaining dental benefits.

If you haven’t been to the dentist much this year, it might be a good time to schedule an appointment today. Here are some things you might need to know to maximize your 2019 dental insurance benefits in the best way possible.

Here are three reasons why you should make an appointment before the year ends.

1.Use This Time to Maximize Your Dental Care.

Dental issues can become worse with time, so it’s good to understand what services are covered with your insurance plan. Now is the time to take advantage of many insurance covers including preventive dental care such as x-rays, cleaning, and checkups.

If your maximum coverage benefits are not used by December 31st, you will lose those benefits. The good news is you can still maximize your dental benefits before they run out. Make sure to use your dental benefits to prevent serious dental issues and have a healthy and happy smile for the holidays!

Our team here at Design Dentistry are informed and aware of what your insurance plan will cover and to what degree, so we can help you maximize your benefits to ensure a happy, healthy smile.

2.Don’t Delay Your Dental Treatment.

If you delay your dental treatment, it may lead to worsening oral health conditions. If dental issues aren’t treated promptly, it can even result in more serious dental problems including tooth abscess, periodontal (gum disease), and tooth loss. Along with this, not only does this affect your overall health, but dental problems can also result in increased costs should it get worse.

According to the National Association of Dental Plans, only 2.6% of people with dental insurance plans actually use their maximum dental benefits. Additionally, FSAs (Flexible Spending Accounts) are often not utilized.

Each year, patients miss out on scheduling the dental treatment they need and have insurance to cover it. Many dental insurance companies cover a range of preventative services, including cleanings, x-rays, and even fluoride treatments. Often, these services are fully covered, making your appointment completely free.

3.Take Full Advantage of Your Dental Insurance

If you haven’t used up your dental insurance benefits already, the end of the year can be the perfect time to utilize your benefits on extensive dental procedures you may require such as crowns, implants, braces or gum contouring which need more than one visit to complete.

If you are close to hitting your yearly maximum, we can customize a treatment plan that splits your cost between this year and the next, so you can take full advantage of this year’s benefits and then start using your renewed benefits to help reduce your out-of-pocket expense.

Call Design Dentistry today at 780-484-8138 to schedule your appointment and make sure your 2019 dental benefits aren’t going to waste. We accept walk-ins, new patients, and emergency dental cases typically on the same day. We look forward to seeing you soon.