Dental Insurance. How Does It Work?
Dental insurance provides coverage to help pay for dental care. You generally pay a premium to have coverage.
The average cost of a preventive care dental insurance policy is $26 monthly. A comprehensive dental insurance plan costs an average of $47 per month.
What Does Dental Insurance Cover?
Dental insurance coverage typically covers three areas of dental care: preventive, basic, and major services.
Dental insurance usually does not cover services like:
Let’s say you get $200 worth of dental services and haven’t paid anything toward a $50 deductible yet. In that case, you would pay the first $50, and then you and the dental insurance company would split the remaining $150. If you have a 50%/50% coinsurance, you would pay an additional $75 and your insurance company would pay $75.
That means your bill for that $200 worth of dental services would be $125 total. Plus, you are paying $26 to $47 per month for your Dental Insurance Premium. ($312 to $564 Annually)
How Dental Insurance Annual Coverage Maximums Work.
Assume your annual coverage maximum is $1,500 and imagine you have $3,000 worth of dental services performed within that plan year. You would be responsible for any costs that exceed the $1,500 until your next plan year.
In that case, you would be on the hook for the other $1,500 not paid by the insurance company. Plus, you are paying $26 to $47 per month for your Dental Insurance Premium. ($312 to $564 Annually)
As you can see, having dental insurance does help with the cost of dental care, but it might not help as much as you thought. We tell our patients to consider dental insurance as a “coupon” that helps reduced the cost of dental care by a specific amount.
Much like Dental Insurance, there is a monthly premium that you pay for your Dental Membership.
Think of dental membership plans like other subscription services you join—like Netflix and Amazon Prime. You pay a monthly or annual fee directly to your dentist, and in return receive preventative care and discounts on other treatments.
Our Dental Membership Plans Provide The Following:
Dental Membership plans personalized for your oral care needs
An affordable care plan with simple and transparent terms that you can trust
Pricing, discounts, and benefits that enable you to get the comprehensive care you need not what you can afford
A direct relationship with Dr. Phan removes third-party hassles and costs and makes it easier for her to provide the dental care you need. Visit San Mateo Dental Arts today to take advantage of our in-house Dental Membership Plan!
To learn more about San Mateo Dental Arts or to schedule an appointment, please call or text San Mateo Dentist Dr. Phan Today (650) 345-7981!
San Mateo Dentist Dr. Sheena Phan
San Mateo Dental Arts
150 N San Mateo Dr
San Mateo, CA 94401
Call or Text (650) 345-7981
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