Central Kentucky Dental

Don't Forget to Use Your Dental Benefits Before the End of the Year

November 22, 2022
Posted By: Dr. Walter Peavler
Smiling family | Dentist Winchester, KY

Dental insurance can make the difference between receiving necessary dental care and missing out on treatments for some patients. If you have dental insurance, you must use the benefits your plan offers before they expire at the end of the year.

Insurance plans' benefits usually reset at the end of the calendar year, so it's the perfect time to make sure you make the most of it. If you have benefits left to use, here are a few ways to use them at Central Kentucky Dental. 

1. Save Money on Dental Treatments You Need 

If you need a particular treatment––like a filling, crown, dental implant, or bridge––why not use your benefits? Depending on your dental benefits and what you have left, you might be able to get the majority of your procedure covered. Or, at least, you may only need to pay a small portion of the treatment costs. If your remaining benefits cover some of the procedure, you might be able to get some of the dental work done before the year's end and delay the remainder of the procedure until next year.

It's not always possible to split up procedures in this way, but some dentists are willing to do so in phases if you speak with them about it. 

2. Get Preventive Dental Care to Keep Your Smile Clean and Healthy 

If you don't need a specific procedure, consider using the remaining benefits toward preventive dental care treatments. Preventive dentistry ensures your teeth, gums, and overall oral health stay in great shape and are as disease-free as possible. With regular preventive care, your smile can stand the test of time and remain healthy for life.

Preventive treatments, like exams and cleanings, are essential for good oral health and wellness. Many insurance plans cover these treatments, along with fluoride treatments and x-rays, to help reveal dental issues. Resolving any potential issues or concerns before they get worse minimizes problems in the future and keeps dental costs minimal. 

3. Schedule a Dental Appointment Before January 2023

If you haven't used all your dental insurance benefits for 2022, please schedule an appointment with Dr. Walter Peavler, our general dentist in Winchester, KY. Our friendly staff will ensure you get in to see us as soon as possible. We pride ourselves in providing exceptional, affordable dentistry to patients of all ages in Winchester and the surrounding communities. 

We look forward to helping you maximize your dental benefits at Central Kentucky Dental! 

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