Before you know it, we’ll be watching the ball drop in Times Square in New York City. Or sleeping, depending. The new year will be here soon, and when it arrives, your unused 2018 dental insurance benefits will vanish just like that. Don’t leave money on the table that you could use to benefit yourself and your family. Smile Design Dental in Newburgh, NY will help you decipher your dental insurance benefits so that you and yours can receive any needed covered dental care in December.

Things You Might Not Think Are Covered

You’re probably familiar with dental insurance paying for dental cleanings and examinations plus dental restorations like fillings and crowns. Most dental insurance policies, though, cover a broader range of conditions. Whether something is covered for you and your family, of course, depends on the specifics of your policy.

You might have a pre-existing condition that wasn’t covered by your policy when you took it out, but it is now. That’s a great use of your 2018 insurance benefits, because it leaves your entire 2019 benefits to pay for routine care and other procedures that may be necessary in the coming year. Dr. Geraldine Petrosino will be happy to advise you.

While many policies won’t pay for orthodontic treatment to straighten teeth just for cosmetic purposes, many will cover a portion of that treatment if it’s necessary to correct issues with your bite. Children’s orthodontic treatment may be covered on a preventative basis.

Dental restorations like fillings and crowns can deteriorate over time. If you have a filling that has cracked, or a crown that has a rough spot, those types of repairs may be covered. In fact, if anything is going on with your mouth or a family member’s, call Smile Design Dental in Newburgh, NY at 845-670-5423. It may be nothing, but early intervention is always better and less expensive than waiting.

Winter (Treats) Are Coming

The holiday season is a time for family, friends, get-togethers, and loads and loads of sugar-laden treats. If you or a family member has a dental cleaning and exam scheduled for January, consider moving that up to December. You can flash your sparkling teeth during the holidays! And having your child’s appointment next month may save time out of school during the coming term.

We Make Your Dental Care Affordable

Since dental insurance doesn’t cover everything, individuals have a portion to pay out of pocket. We understand that dental problems don’t always coincide with personal finances, which is why we accept a variety of payment options:

  • All major credit cards, cash, and checks
  • Many major dental insurance plans
  • In-house financing plans with various limits and terms

See What’s Possible

We want all of our patients to use their dental insurance benefits to their advantage and to start the new year off with their healthiest mouths. If you or a family member is experiencing any dental problem, call Smile Design Dental in Newburgh, NY at 845-670-5423. You can also fill out our online form to request a consultation or to ask us a question.