If you have dental insurance, you may have a lot of questions about your coverage – what’s covered, what’s not, and what you can expect to pay out of pocket. Understanding your dental insurance coverage is important so you can make the most of your benefits and get the most value out of your policy.

To begin, it’s important to understand that all dental insurance policies are different. Most policies will cover preventive services such as cleanings and check-ups, and may also cover some restorative services such as fillings, crowns, and root canals. Some policies may also offer coverage for orthodontic services and oral surgery. Your particular policy will provide a detailed list of services and the associated coverage and cost-sharing amounts.

It’s also important to understand the concept of “usual and customary fees”. This is the amount that most dentists in your area charge for a particular service. Your dental insurance policy may limit the amount it will pay for a particular procedure to the usual and customary fee, which means you may have to pay the difference out of pocket.

Another key concept is that of “deductibles”, which is the amount you must pay before your insurance will cover any services. Typically, you will have to meet your deductible before your insurance will cover any costs. The amount of the deductible will vary from policy to policy, so it’s important to understand how much you will be responsible for. 

Finally, you should also be aware of how much of the cost of services your dental insurance policy will cover. Most policies will pay for a percentage of the cost of services, usually between 50% and 80%. This means that you will have to pay the balance of the costs out of pocket.

Understanding your dental insurance coverage is the key to making the most of your policy and getting the most value out of your benefits. By having a clear understanding of what your policy covers, what you’re responsible for, and what the usual and customary fees are, you’ll be in a better position to make informed decisions about your oral healthcare