If you have dental insurance, then you have benefits that can be used to cover treatment and improve your oral health. But your insurance benefits could also expire at the end of December unless used. In today’s blog, your Celina, TX, dentist talks about putting your 2022 dental insurance benefits to good use before they’re gone!
Don’t Let Them Expire
If you have dental insurance, then you have benefits that can be used to cover preventive visits and also lower the price of necessary restorative treatment on your end. But if you don’t use them by midnight on December 31st, they will expire. Don’t let that happen, instead contact our team for your last checkup and cleaning visit of 2022. Seeing us now means we can examine the smile and identify areas of concern before the hectic holiday season limits your availability to undergo treatment. A diagnosis will be made with precision and accuracy using digital x-rays and intraoral cameras. Our team typically looks for signs of tooth decay, infected teeth, gingivitis, and even gum disease. Our team also watches for TMJ disorder and bruxism (teeth grinding), and will screen for oral cancer once a year as well.
Getting Started with a Checkup
As we touched on above, the checkup will involve closely examining the smile with digital imaging systems, and creating a treatment plan to address the concerns we may uncover. In the same visit, our team will also clean the teeth thoroughly. A dental cleaning means that we use an ultrasonic scaling device and a manual tool to break up and remove all plaque and tartar buildup. This not only brightens teeth and refreshes the breath, but could lower the risk of cavities and periodontal issues too.
Our Treatment Options
Our team could use custom oral appliances to bring relief from TMJ disorder and bruxism, and to also treat sleep apnea. We have a full range of lifelike restorations, such as fillings and crowns, to treat damage or advanced decay or infection. For cosmetic benefits, we can brighten teeth and reshape them with professional whitening, bonding and contouring, and even porcelain veneers. If you have gaps in your smile from tooth loss, we can help with our custom and lifelike dental prosthetics, including bridges, full and partial dentures, and dental implants.
If you have any questions about scheduling your checkup and cleaning, and starting 2023 with a bright and healthy smile, then contact our team today.
Contact Us To Learn More About Using Your Benefits
Our team is ready to help you make major changes to your smile before the year comes to a close. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, contact your Celina, TX, dentist, Dr. Newton, by calling (214) 851-0130.