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Things you should know about your dental insurance

Things you should know about your dental insurance

Dental Care is of utmost important because dental health is an indicator of the overall health of a person. However dental care does not come cheap, even routine checkups can be a burden on one’s pocket not to mention preventative care and treatments for diseases and injuries. In a world driven by the face cosmetic dentistry has also become a need be it alignment or straightening of teeth or whitening of teeth.

Dental insurance is one the best investments one can make if one wants to transfer this burden of cost and reduce the financial impact of these costs on oneself.

So what are the things one must look out for while buying dental insurance –

  1. Most insurances work as a safety towards unforeseen events or expenses however dental insurance works more like a discount coupon so if it is not used within the time frame provided the benefits arising from it lapse. So make sure you use your insurance before it lapses.
  2. Make sure you study the insurance plan carefully on what is covered and what is not to ensure you get the best out of the deal.
  3. Most plans cover preventative care but not all cover 100% of the costs. The rate of coverage for fillings, extractions etc may be only 80% which means you will have to pay for the rest.
  4. Implants, root canals like restorative services are covered but may have a cover of only 50%.
  5. Most cosmetic treatments including braces etc are generally not covered.
  6. There can be a waiting period before your dental plan becomes active.
  7. You policy may cover new diseases or pre existing ones too but some may not.
  8. To take advantage of a dental plan most require that they stay in effect for at least one year.
  9. Some plans may expect you to go see a dentist in their network.
  10. Indemnity plans are generally more expensive than other plans.
  11. Choose your insurance provider carefully because many dental care centers including us at Ensure Dental accept major insurance providers
  12. Compare similar plans as well as group and individual policies so that you choose the one which is best and most suitable for you at a price you can afford. Read the fine print before signing.

You can take help from your dentist’s office to understand the plans better. At Ensure Dental Care, Saginaw TX, other than major insurance providers, we accept credit card too. We also have in house payment plans which can assist you to cover the costs of your dental treatments. Call us on 940-274-3229 for an appointment to better understand these plans. Follow us on instagram @ensuredentalcaresaginawtx for more.

Top 7 Myths about Dentures You Should Not Believe In

Know Myths about Dentures

If you are thinking of getting dentures or already using them this blog is for you. It does not matter whether you are using complete dentures or partial dentures, whether they are removable dentures or not these are common myths surrounding dentures and we are here to bust them.

Myth 1

Dentures are unattractive and fake

With so much progress in dental technology and cosmetics dentures are no longer ugly. In fact, they now look almost like your natural teeth. If you are planning on getting flexible partial dentures or metallic partial dentures then you can work with your surgeon to customize the dentures to blend with your natural teeth.

Myth 2

Eating is difficult with dentures

Well, this is partially true that it takes a few weeks to adjust to the new dentures and you may need to start with eating liquid or soft foods before you go back to eating what you used to before getting the dentures. If you have got the right fit then it will never be difficult to eat with dentures.

Myth 3

If I get dentures I cannot get dental implants

Dentures and dental implants are the most commonly used procedures for the replacement of missing or lost teeth and a lot of time are presented as alternatives to one another however this does not mean you cannot get a dental implant if you opt for dentures. One can always go for a dental implant if one has dentures.

Myth 4

Dentures will fall out when I eat or talk

This is one of the most feared consequences of dentures that potential users are worried about. However, this is not true. It totally depends upon the quality of the dentures. A cheap denture that does not fit your jaw properly can fall out during eating or talking but not a good quality one. It’s always best to communicate well with your dentist while getting fitted for dentures. Your feedback at that time can ensure your dentures fit you well.

Myth 5

Dentures mean I need not worry about dental hygiene

While dentures are not natural teeth but they still need proper and regular cleaning. One should ideally remove and clean dentures overnight and one should also use a soft wet cloth to wipe the gums gently to remove any bacteria.

Myth 6

Dentures last for eternity

This is not true. A denture can last anywhere between 5 to 10 years depending on usage and its upkeep. One must regularly visit a dentist even after getting dentures so that they can evaluate for wear and tear or any fitting issues.

Myth 7

Dentures is for old people

While most people who use dentures may be old this statement is completely false. Dentures are for all those who have one or more missing teeth and this has nothing to do with the age of the person.  

Whether you opt for complete dentures or partial dentures or flexible dentures or removable dentures make sure you consult your dentist so that you can choose what is best for you.

To know more on the subject, you can call us on 940-274-6181 to walk into Ensure Dental Care today. All major insurance plans accepted.

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