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Losing Time on Your 2018 Dental Benefits

December 14, 2018
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Does it feel like 2018 has just flown by? With all that rushing around, you may not have had a chance to use all of your dental insurance coverage in 2018. There are only a few more weeks of the year, which means your window to use all of your benefits is getting smaller by the day. As some of those days are holidays, it is important for you to schedule your visits as soon as possible. If you have dental benefits left to use or if you want to discuss your coverage with our team, contact Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry of Kansas City, MO as soon as you can. 

Preventive Coverage

Most dental insurance plans completely cover preventive treatments like routine exams, cleanings, and x-rays. These preventive treatments are often covered for at least two visits a year. If you are looking back at 2018 and you have not visited the dentist at least twice, you could be leaving these benefits on the table. This coverage will not roll over into the next year. More important than that, you may be missing out on the health benefits that preventive treatments can offer. The reason that insurance covers preventive care is because it works to help save money (and time and pain) in the long run. Exams and cleanings give you and your dentist a chance to get out ahead of serious dental problems.

Starting a Treatment Plan

If you get into the dentist before 2019, you can start a treatment plan that can use any of your remaining 2018 coverage. Depending on your dental needs and your insurance, the plan may need to carry over into the new year. Your dental team can work with you to leverage your insurance benefits to benefit you in the most efficient way possible. Starting a treatment plan can get you a head start on getting a healthy smile for 2019. If you know you have been putting off an important treatment, now is a great time to get started.

Do You Have Dental Benefits Left to Use?

You could be leaving benefits and coverage behind in 2018. To schedule a consultation, call Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry of Kansas City, MO, today at 816-427-4018.