Dental Insurance Edison

How to Save Big on Your Care with Insurance

Dental insurance enables many people to get procedures they would otherwise not be able to afford out of pocket. This is fantastic, but at Edison Prosthodontics, we find that many patients don’t know how to maximize their benefits, often causing someone to leave literally thousands of dollars in savings on the table. In this short guide below, you’ll find easy, actionable tips you can use to save more with your dental insurance, and if you’d like to learn about using your particular plan with us, you’re always welcome to give us a call.

Understanding How Dental Insurance Works

Dental insurance is a little different from standard health insurance. While health insurance is geared towards helping people pay for treatments for problems that have already developed, most dental insurance plans are focused on prevention. That’s why services like checkups, cleanings, and fluoride treatments usually receive the most coverage. However, almost all plans will also partially cover treatments like fillings, crowns, bridges, and dentures as well, though not at the same level as preventive procedures.

What Does My Dental Insurance Cover?

Your dental insurance coverage probably looks something like this:

  • Preventive services are covered 80-100% (checkups, cleanings, X-rays, fluoride treatments)
  • Restorative services are covered 50-70% (fillings, crowns, bridges, dentures, extractions)
  • Cosmetic services are NOT covered because they are elective (veneers, whitening)

More and more plans are offering coverage for dental implants, but this is less consistent compared to the numbers touched on above. Often, a plan will pay for procedures associated with implants (the exam, X-rays, and restoration), but not the placement surgery itself. We’ll go over your benefits so you know exactly what is and isn’t covered before we begin any treatment.

Our In-Network Dental Insurance Providers

Edison Prosthodontics is in-network with several PPO dental insurance plans, making it easy for patients to save as much as possible when they come to see us. If you don’t see your provider on the list below, we may still be able to work with your plan, so be sure to give us a call with your policy information handy. We can also combine your insurance coverage with CareCredit financing for more extensive treatment plans.

  • Aetna PPO/ Aetna Access
  • Ameritas
  • BlueCross BlueShield: Traditional and PPO
  • BlueCross BlueShield: Empire and federal
  • Cigna PPO
  • Delta Dental Advantage-Premier-PPO
  • DentalSave
  • DenteMax
  • Dentist Friendly
  • DHA
  • Guardian
  • GHI
  • MetLife
  • United Concordia
  • United Healthcare

And many more!