About 108 million people in the United States do not have dental insurance, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. If you are one of the fortunate who do, you know the benefits of affordable dental care -- now make sure you take advantage of them. Dr. Filip Orban is your MetLife dentist in Coeur D’Alene.
One of the reasons people who have dental insurance may benefit from better dental and oral health is because most dental insurance plans completely cover preventive services. That includes your six month checkup and cleaning, when we remove plaque and tartar buildup and look for cavities and gum disease. Without this regular attention, problems may be left unattended for months or even years, eventually calling for long, costly, potentially uncomfortable restorative care.
But when you take advantage of your dental insurance benefits, you and your loved ones are able to undergo important preventive services on a regular basis. In addition to the checkup and cleaning, your dental insurance should partially or completely cover fluoride treatments, x-rays, dental sealants, and other treatments that aid in the prevention of decay and infection. Very good dental insurance plans also help you pay for restorative treatments and select services in cosmetic dentistry.
You are making an investment in your dental health when you have dental insurance -- so you should be sure you are taking advantage of the benefits you are owed. If you receive MetLife dental insurance benefits through your employer, you can read about your benefits and manage your plan on MetLife’s website. Your company’s human resources department can also help you understand your dental insurance plan.
Dental insurance policies vary. Here are some questions you may want to consider asking to fully understand your benefits.
- Does my plan cover my family, too? If so, which family members?
- What services are completely covered by my dental plan? Which ones are partially covered?
- How are my benefits determined?
- Do I have an annual maximum, or amount beyond which my dental insurance won’t cover?
Make a list of questions preceding a conversation about your dental insurance so you don’t leave with any doubts.
Dr. Orban and the whole team at Orban Family Dental work to provide exceptional dentistry, and we want our dental care to be affordable for all of our patients. That’s why we are happy to work with your MetLife dental insurance plan. We are truly your partner in oral health care -- and at our office, you’ll find top-notch services in preventive, restorative and cosmetic dentistry. We also offer specialty services like dental implants and children’s dentistry. From the littlest smile in your family to grandma and grandpa, you’ll find the comprehensive dental care you and your loved ones need at Orban Family Dental.
When was your last visit to the dentist? Don’t let your dental insurance benefits go to waste. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Orban, the area dentist accepting your MetLife insurance plan!