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Dental insurance is a wonderful investment in your oral and overall health. If you and your family are covered by Aetna insurance, we have good news for you -- Antoon Family Dental accepts your plan! Dr. Sam Antoon is your Aetna dentist in Plano, and our knowledgeable staff works to stay up-to-date on the latest advancements in dentistry to help you make the most out of your benefits. Keep reading to learn how dental insurance works at our office and how you can get started benefitting from your Aetna plan right away.

How Does Dental Insurance Work?

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Once you know the basics, it’s not so difficult to understand how dental insurance works. Aetna plans either completely cover or give you hefty discounts on the services you need to maintain a healthy, long-lasting smile. Preventive dentistry, for example, is usually completely covered by dental insurance, while necessary restorative treatments are partially covered.

If you do need restorative care – like a tooth replacement or repair for a cavity or broken dental work -- most dental insurance companies require you to choose the least expensive alternative treatment. While we work to help you make the most out of your dental insurance plan, we also advise patients to not make decisions based solely on your coverage. You and Dr. Antoon can fully discuss which treatment option is in your best interest.

Making the Most Out of Your Plan

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In order to get the most out of your dental insurance benefits, it is important that you choose a dentist who is in-network with or who accepts your dental insurance plan. An out-of-network dentist (see below) may require you to pay the full amount upfront, which means you will have to wait to be reimbursed by your dental insurance company later on.

Next, we advise patients to learn the specifics of their plan. Navigating insurance is not easy, but the experts at Antoon Family Dental can help you understand exactly what you are covered for and then set up a treatment plan so you can reap all the rewards of your investment.

Some key terms to learn regarding dental insurance include…

  • Premium: The amount you pay, usually monthly, in exchange for services.
  • Deductible: A baseline amount you pay out-of-pocket before dental insurance kicks in.
  • In-network: A dentist who has come to an agreement to provide discounted care for the dental insurance provider.
  • Out-of-network: A dentist who is not obligated to provide discounted care for a dental insurance provider.
  • Annual maximum: The amount of money below which your dental insurance must provide coverage.

Full Coverage for Preventive Care

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Because prevention is the key to a healthy, long-lasting smile, most dental insurance plans will cover your basic preventive services 100%. That includes two checkups and cleanings each year, and possibly x-rays, dental sealants, and fluoride treatments. Make sure you take advantage of these benefits for the good of your oral health (and your budget)!

Visit the Dentist in Plano Today!

As someone who is covered under Aetna dental insurance, you are entitled to hefty discounts on your dental care at Antoon Family Dental. Make the most out of your investment in your dental health and take a few moments to schedule an appointment today!