We get this question almost every day here at Benchmark Dental. The short answer is, “It depends!”
Dental insurance typically covers 100% of exams, cleaning and X-rays. This makes sense, because it you get regular checkups small problems can be caught early before they become big problems.
For example, a cavity caught early is treated with a simple filling but if it goes untreated for too long, it can turn into a much more expensive root canal, or even an extraction and a bridge or implant.
Think of regular dental checkups like going to the gym: it will help keep you healthy.
Dental Insurance is a contract between your employer and the insurance company!
The coverage on most insurance plans is established between the insurance company and your employer. Some employers decide to cover more treatments than others. The best solution is to come in for an exam, cleaning and x-ray to determine your needs. We can then estimate the cost of your treatment based on your covered benefits. We can even submit a pre-authorization request to your insurance company for more expensive procedures.