Oral health is closely linked to your overall health. Dental disease can contribute to many major health issues. With regular exams and cleanings, your dentist can help identify warning signs and symptoms, before they become larger problems.
Dental plans emphasize prevention and include incentives for receiving regular preventive care. This means you are more likely to visit your dentist more often, resulting in better oral health and overall lower treatment costs.
A Dental plan works very similar to a medical insurance plan. You pay a specific monthly Premium, and are therefore entitled to certain benefits, including regular checkups, cleanings, x-rays, and certain services required to promote general dental health. Some plans require co-pays, have deductibles, and have max-annual coverage. Some only grant discounts on procedures. Plans may or may not provide coverage for certain types of oral surgery, dental implants, or dentures.
You’ll need to verify that your dentist is part of the network, and review what is covered.