Dental insurance can get very confusing very quickly, but here at Baytown Gentle Dental, we make things easy for our patients by accepting nearly all PPO dental plans. We’ll also handle the process of filing claims on your behalf and make sure you’re making the most of the coverage your plan provides. For a basic guide on using your dental insurance at our practice, keep reading below!
Understanding How Dental Insurance Works
The main way in which dental insurance differs from medical insurance is that the former is focused on preventive care rather than treating health issues as they crop up. That’s why your plan likely allocates the most coverage for preventive services like cleanings and checkups. Treatments designed to remedy broken or missing teeth can also be covered, but to a lesser degree than preventive care. So, the best way to maximize your benefits is to attend your routine checkups twice a year.
What Your Dental Insurance Plan Covers
The specifics of each dental insurance plan can vary, but most of them (yours included) tend to offer coverage on a similar framework:
Preventive services (X-rays, exams, cleanings, etc.) are covered at 80-100%.
Restorative care (fillings, crowns, root canals, tooth extractions, etc.) is covered at 50-80%.
Cosmetic treatments (teeth whitening, veneers, etc.) are NOT covered, as they’re considered elective procedures.
Our In-Network PPO Dental Insurance Providers
Baytown Gentle Dental is in-network with most PPO dental plans. This means that, as long as your plan allows you to choose your own provider, you can enjoy the highest amount of savings possible when you visit our practice! We’ll even handle all of the paperwork so that you don’t have to lift a finger to enjoy these savings. Below, you’ll find a list of our in-network dental insurance providers. Feel free to ask our team if you have any questions about using your plan at our office!
Blue Cross Blue Shield
And many more!
Don’t see your plan? We likely take it! Reach out to our team today!
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