Did you know your teeth and gums can stay healthy for a lifetime? You’ll need more than just your toothbrush and floss to ensure your smile lasts. You should also see your dentist at least twice a year for a cleaning and checkup. Worried about a large bill? You have nothing to fear when choosing a dentist who accepts Anthem dental insurance. Dr. Patel is proud to be in-network with your insurance provider. He offers the comprehensive care you need without draining your wallet.
Your dental insurance works a bit differently than your medical coverage because you have yearly maximums and limits. Many people are confused by their dental policy, often believing they still can’t afford to visit the dentist, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Dental insurance is designed with prevention in mind to reduce your overall oral health expenses. In fact, research shows every $1 spent on prevention can lower your restorative costs by as much as $50. Although every plan differs, most policies include:
After paying your monthly premiums, you can visit our office 1-2 times per year for preventive services for only a small co-payment. If a problem develops, it doesn’t need to be left untreated because you’re worried about a large bill. Instead, it can be treated immediately because Anthem will pay a portion of the cost after reaching your annual deductible.
To make the most of your coverage, it’s often recommended you choose a dentist in-network with Anthem because they have pre-negotiated rates with the insurance carrier. You can still visit any dentist who accepts your coverage, but you’ll need to pay the difference between the office fees and your insurance’s allowable amounts. Our office works with both in-network and out-of-network patients.
We will work on your behalf with Anthem to file the necessary claims and paperwork to make the most of your benefits. With less than 3% of Americans meeting their annual limit, we’ll work to ensure you aren’t throwing money down the drain. Our team will help you maximize your benefits to invest in a healthy smile without breaking the bank.
We will take the time to explain how your benefits are being used and if there’s any out-of-pocket cost. If you owe a remaining balance, our office accepts several payment options, like third-party financing with CareCredit. We will help you find the solutions you need to reach your dental goals while staying within your budget.
Our office is proud to provide the local employees of Anthem with the state-of-the-art dental care they deserve. As a leading employer in the area, we understand your dental coverage and how it can be used to help you invest in your oral health. If you have any questions about your policy, a member of our team is only a phone call away.
If it’s time for your next appointment, contact our office today to schedule your next visit.