Dental Benefits – Use It or Loose It! – Dr. Alpa Dalal

November 19, 2016 - by Dr. Alpa Dalal - in Insurance

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You paid your insurance premiums all year – you have earned your dental benefits, do not let them slip away before your remaining benefits expire at the year’s end. Dental insurance companies provide a certain dollar amount of benefits each year. If you do not use those benefits you lose them! Unused benefits do not carry over to the next year.  Many people do not realize this and let hundreds or even thousands of dollars’ worth of benefits go back into the insurance company’s bank account.

This also goes for those that have “Flex Spending” accounts.  They do not carry over to the next year.  If you have any treatment that remains to be completed, or you have any dental concerns at all, it would be very useful for you to come in before the end of the year. Depending on the services that are included in your insurance plan, you can use your benefits to cover the following dental services at Dalal Dental Care.

Preventive care:

This includes cleanings and exams, which you should be getting twice a year. Routine checkups help ensure that your teeth and gums stay healthy. Fluoride treatments and dental sealants are also great options for protecting your teeth.

Restorative care:

This includes getting crowns, bridges, dentures, fillings, and other treatments that restore or replace damaged or missing teeth.

Cosmetic care:

This can include teeth whitening, porcelain veneers and dental implants designed to improve the appearance of your teeth. Dental problems don’t get better over time. By delaying treatment, you may be opening the door for more extensive treatment to be needed in the future.  What may be a simple cavity now can turn into a root canal or extraction down the road.  Treat your teeth with care now, and they will thank you for it in the long run.

Call Dalal Dental Care at 925.660.7676 if you are interested in finding out if you have any remaining benefits for the year.  If so, we will be happy to schedule an appointment for you.  If you do not have any recommended treatment, this may be your chance to upgrade your smile with a quick whitening before the holidays.  By completing your treatment before the end of the year, you will be able to maximize your insurance benefits and enjoy better dental health. 

We currently have many promotions. Please check out our website:  https://dalaldental.com/ or call our office at 925.660.7676. We are located at an easy to find the location with plenty of parking at Mission Plaza (intersection of Santa Rita Road and Valley Avenue) in Pleasanton. 

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