This year has flown right by, and 2020 is right around the corner. And in the bustle of election season and the holidays, you may have forgotten to get that last dental appointment of the year on the books.
With the new year approaching, you’re probably wondering how the new calendar will affect your dental benefits. How do dental benefits work, when do dental benefits reset – these are questions you’ve probably been asking yourself lately.
Most Dental Benefits Will Expire
The short answer to these questions is no, benefits for most dental coverage plans will not carry over into the new year.
At this point of the calendar, many patients will have reached their deductible, which is how much they will need to pay out of pocket before dental benefits kick in. For most coverage plans, once the new year begins, that deductible will reset, putting you back to square one in terms of what you must pay for dental procedures before insurance covers the rest.
In other words, if you don’t use it, you lose it!
Avoid Potential Painful & Worsening Issues
Another reason to consider getting your appointments in before the new year is the threat of delayed treatment leading to more painful issues and worsening diagnoses.
If you’re experiencing an oral-related issue—even if it seems small now—it could develop into something more serious down the road. The last thing you’ll want to do is spend the holidays away from home with a bad toothache, or worse.
In addition to issues developing into more serious, painful problems that physically hurt you, the cost of treatment for said issues can rise as well. If we catch a problem early on, chances are you will avoid having to spend more money on a costly procedure or multiple return visits.
The time remaining to take advantage of your 2019 dental benefits is growing short, but there is still time to make an appointment. Our staff at Center For Advanced Dentistry will do whatever we can to get you onto the calendar – so schedule online or call us today at 770-623-8750.