Your Dental Insurance Benefits Expire at the End of the Year!

Computer screen showing information about dental insurance.

We can’t quite believe that it’s already the last month of the year. That means we only have a few weeks left to wrap up any loose ends we have for 2021. As you’re getting your affairs in order, we want to remind you to use your dental insurance benefits before they expire. We know it’s one more thing you have to add to your to-do list, but it’s important and here’s why.

Use ‘Em or Lose ‘Em

Sadly, dental benefits don’t roll over into the next year. That means that when 2022 hits, any unused benefits you have will be worthless. Since you paid for those benefits with your monthly insurance payments and by reaching your yearly deductible, that’s definitely something you don’t want to happen. If you’re not sure what benefits you do or don’t have left, then we recommend getting in touch with your healthcare provider.

Using Benefits Before Your Time Is Up

If you haven’t taken advantage of your allotted dental cleanings for the year, that’s something you should book as soon as possible. Most insurance plans offer two per year. If you are current on your hygiene visits, then consider what other treatments you need but haven’t gotten yet, like a new dental filling.

Split Expenses with 2022

Sometimes more extensive treatments can be split over two years. This way, you take advantage of meeting your deductible this year, but you don’t go over your maximum. The remainder of the treatment will be completed and billed in 2022 and go towards next year’s deductible. Not all treatments work this way, but it’s something to consider. As always, Dr. Metwally can help you decide what you do or don’t need to keep your smile in tip-top shape.

Happy Holidays From Northside Dental!

The team at Northside Dental wishes all of our valued patients and their families a joyful holiday season. If you’re ready to book an appointment before the year ends, then give our Raleigh, NC office a call. We offer a wide array of treatments if you are interested in starting the new year with a new look, including restorative dentistry and cosmetic services.