Use Your Dental Insurance Before the Year Ends

2017-11-08T08:00:19+00:00 November 8th, 2017|Dental Insurance|0 Comments

We are closing in on Thanksgiving Day. Soon it will be Christmas and the New Year, and by that time your dental insurance coverage will have renewed. We encourage all of our dental patients in Bellaire and Sharpstown to use their dental insurance before it runs out.

Every year tons of money goes to waste because patients pay for their dental coverage, but wind up not using their dental insurance. Most patients would greatly benefit from using their dental insurance, even if it is just a dental cleaning. These dental cleanings are imperative to ensuring that teeth remain healthy and strong by removing plaque buildup and ensuring gums are not experiencing periodontal disease.

There are tons of other dental issues that your dental insurance coverage can take care of before the end of the year. Here are some dental procedures many patients undergo before they lose their dental benefits for the year:

  • DENTAL FILLINGS: This is one of the most common dental procedures needed by patients. Cavities are often very difficult to stave off, especially if you can’t see them growing behind teeth or in hard to reach places. These cavities have to be removed and filled in with dental filling, which is typically composite resin. Composite resin is very durable and long-lasting.
  • DENTAL CROWNS: If a dental filling won’t be enough for teeth affected by a cavity, then a dental crown is one of the next options. A dental crown is commonly necessary when tooth decay has set in and the affected areas have to be removed. Once those areas are removed, a crown is placed on top. The dental cap is typically custom made of composite resin or porcelain.
  • PROSTHODONTICS: This form of dentistry provides false teeth, including dentures and dental bridges. Depending on the severity of the issue, dental insurance will cover these procedures. If you are missing all of your teeth or just some of your teeth, then dentures or a dental bridge can greatly help you return to normal oral functions.


Don’t wait till 2018 to handle your dental issues. If you are covered by dental insurance, then contact our dental office today while there is still time in the year. Once Dec. 31 ends, so does your 2017 dental coverage.