Dental Insurance FAQs
When you are due for some dental work, one of the biggest questions you might have is how you are going to go about paying for it. Dental work can get pricey, and knowing you are covered can be a big help in taking away any worries you might have about whether or not you will be able to comfortably pay for any dental treatments you might be in need of.
Before visiting a dental office such as Tribeca Dental Care, make sure you are good to go by checking out some of the following questions asked about dental insurance coverage, allowing you to get a good idea of what you might be facing if you don’t currently have coverage.
Should I get dental insurance or pay out of pocket?
If you don’t need a whole lot of dental work done, then it is likely that you could save money by simply paying out of pocket, if possible. When you aren’t getting a ton of work done, the money you spend monthly on your insurance policy could outweigh what you could just pay the dentist directly for the work you need done on your teeth.
Do dentists make you pay upfront?
This really depends on the dentist you choose, as they all have different policies when it comes to how payments are handled. The best way to find out is by asking your dentists’ office directly how payments are done. This way, you will have a good idea of what to expect before you ever even go into the office.
Why do some dentists not accept insurance?
Like all business owners, dentists have a choice to make and often, accepting insurance can involve locking themselves into a certain fee for their services. If your dentist doesn’t want to be locked into such a fee, they might not accept insurance at their practice.
It is always best to know your dentists’ practices before you schedule any dental work. If you have questions about your specific office’s policies, simply give them a call so you can clear up any questions you might have.