Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Having Dentures Doesn't Mean You Don't Need Dental Coverage

We hear this time and time again in our office, "I have dentures now so I no longer need your plan". As good as that may sounds to you as a denture patient, the reality of it is quite the contrary. In fact, now that you are wearing dentures is all more the reason to have a dental plan. You see, getting dentures is not an end game for going to dentist. It is a new start of a different type of dental visits. The ADA recommends that you still get your check-up every year and also be checked for oral cancer. Denture patients run a higher risk of it.

Having no dental coverage at all will lead to very costly dental bills, even if you have dentures. If the break, do not fit properly or you need that check-up, the bill can add up quickly and I assure you the dental insurance will not be the answer you are looking for. Dental insurance is a costly waste of money for general dental patients and even more so for denture wearers. The waiting period alone to have anything done with your dentures is bad enough, but they tag it on with very limited and minimal coverage on them. For example, in general, Insurance companies will make you wait 5 years to be eligible for coverage on having your dentures replaced or repaired. The fact is, most problem with dentures happen in the first 2 years. Those that have had dentures for 5 years or more are less likely to have any significant problems with them.

So that's where the dental plan becomes more valuable to a denture patient. Knowing the cost of a repair, re-alignment or replacement, allows for them to make the decision of what to do next. With the immediate coverage, coverage on all pre-existing conditions and significant savings, you will have the peace of mind that you are always covered.

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