It’s Time to Cash In On Your Dental Insurance Benefits for 2018!

If you have dental insurance through your employer, you are likely paying a portion of your coverage each monthly. Did you know that chances are high your unused benefits are on the chopping block at the end of this year? Many dental insurance plans are set on a calendar year — and if yours is, too, you may be at risk of losing big bucks on dental care. Fortunately, there’s still time to rescue those benefits from dental insurance in Lancaster County for the sake of your smile AND your wallet.

How Does Dental Insurance Work?

Dental insurance incentivizes preventive care in order to keep your smile healthy to avoid the need for more costly general and restorative treatments. You are paying for your discounts and coverage through your monthly premium, so it is important to cash in on these benefits throughout the year. Most insurance plans do not roll over from one period to the next. Say you have $800 left toward your annual maximum — when the ball drops on New Year’s Eve, those benefits will expire. You will have to meet your deductible all over again before you can receive discounts on restorative care in the next coverage period.

If your dental insurance plan is like most, you will receive 80% to 100% coverage on preventive services like a checkup and cleaning, x-rays, fluoride treatments, and gum disease therapy. Restorative care like a dental crown, dentures, and other services will typically be covered between 50% and 80%, depending on the complexity of the procedure being performed. Elective procedures are typically not covered by dental insurance.

There Is Still Time!

Even if your dental insurance benefits are on the verge of disappearing for 2018, there is still time to take advantage of the coverage you have already paid for. Talk to your in-network dentist about completing any open treatment plans or scheduling a checkup and cleaning if you have not already had 2 for the year. During this visit, your dentist will check for tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral health hazards which require treatment that may be discounted with dental insurance.

Most dental practices fill up around November and December, and many treatment plans take multiple visits to the dentist’s office. Therefore, you do not have time to waste! Get in touch with your insurance dentist as soon as possible to schedule an appointment for you and anyone else covered under your plan. That is the best way to make sure you save on the high-quality dental care that helps you enjoy a healthy smile for life!

Meet the Practice

At Mor Smiles, you will find your dentist in Lancaster Smiles who accepts all major PPO providers and will help you make the most out of your coverage. This team encourages all insured patients to book a visit before the year’s end! To do just that, go ahead and place a call to Mor Smiles at (717) 340 – 0478.

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Chao Pinhole Gum Therapy

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Meet Gretchen

Gretchen was told by her last Dentist that she should have all her teeth pulled and replaced with dentures. Her mother had dentures and she couldn’t even imagine not having her own teeth. She knew she was going to need a lot of work if she wanted to keep her teeth and wanted to do as few appointments as possible. Dr. Moriarty suggested IV sedation and Gretchen agreed that this was her best option. She couldn’t believe how easy the appointments were and wished she would have started the process sooner.

Before After

Meet LuAnn

LuAnn was wearing a complete lower denture. She was disappointed that it no longer fit and was having trouble eating. She decided to have dental implants placed and have teeth anchored to the implants so she would not have to remove them. She loves her new lower teeth so much that she is ready to replace the upper teeth with new crowns that will match the bottom.

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Meet Adam

Adam was concerned about the infection in his mouth. He felt his overall health was suffering and had consulted with his medical Doctor too. Dr. Moriarty found that he had moderate gum disease and several infected teeth. After just two appointments the majority of his dentistry was completed and Adam felt his energy levels returned to normal and was feeling great.

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Meet Elizabeth

Liz suffered from severe dental phobia. She hadn’t been to the Dentist in years and just couldn’t delay dental care one more day. She was very self-conscious about her smile. She was in constant pain and she couldn’t chew her food. She wanted a natural smile and requested that all of her treatment be done with IV sedation. Liz is now very confident with her new smile and is no longer fearful of dentistry.

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Meet Iris

Iris suffered from a chronic condition that kept her isolated in her home for years. She sent an email to the office expressing how embarrassed and afraid she was to come in for care. Dr. Moriarty assured her that he would help her and his office was judgment free. Iris knew she needed a lot of work and would only consent to treatment if she could be sedated. After her initial consultation appointment, she was scheduled to get started. All of her treatment was completed in two visits under IV sedation. She is so grateful to Dr. Moriarty, not only did he change her smile, he changed her life!

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Meet Joe

Joe never really thought about his teeth. But as he got older, he noticed his teeth were falling apart. His goal was to have a younger smile which reflected his spirit. Dr. Moriarty placed all porcelain crowns on four of his upper front teeth. The result, the more youthful smile he desired.

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Meet Sara

Sara came into the office for her preventive cleaning. She was getting married in six months and confessed that she didn’t love her smile. She wanted to make some improvements before she got married. Dr. Moriarty completed two all porcelain crowns for her in just two visits. Sara was thrilled with the results and her smile was radiant in all of her wedding photos.

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Meet Jen

Jen was frustrated with her teeth. She felt like she had a cavity every time she went to the Dentist. Jen had a lot of cavities filled throughout her young life, but the fillings didn’t seem to match her teeth very well and she felt like everyone stared at her smile. She decided that she wanted a longer lasting fix for her smile. Porcelain veneers were the answer. Jen had ten veneers placed on her upper front teeth and her new smile was an instant boost in her self-confidence!

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Meet Jo

Jo wanted straight teeth all of her life. When she was an adult she decided to look at her options to correct her crooked smile. Of course, braces were suggested, but, she just couldn’t see herself with brace at this point in her life and really wanted faster results. Dr. Moriarty suggested porcelain veneers. Jo liked the idea of an instant result and in two visits she left with a gorgeous new smile.

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Meet Sue

Sue repeatedly had cosmetic bonding done on her teeth, and was satisfied with the results, but never thrilled. When it was time to replace the bonding, she expected a similar result. What she didn’t expect was this radiating smile that surpassed her expectations. She is smiling more than ever before.

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Meet Darlene

Darlene called the office at 9:00 am on a Wednesday morning. She hadn’t been to the dentist in 10 years and her front tooth broke. She was embarrassed and needed help immediately. She came to the office an hour later and left smiling. Darlene started the process of fixed bridge work, teeth that she brushes in her mouth. She knows she has other needs and vows that she will never miss a checkup appointment again!

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Meet Pamela

Pamela had beautiful porcelain crowns done years ago and has been very diligent about keeping her smile healthy. Surprisingly, she began having issues with her crown, it was loose and caused an unpleasant taste in her mouth. After a consultation, it was determined that the root of the tooth could not be saved. Pamela was given three options to replace her front tooth and she choose an implant. The root was removed and the implant was placed the same day. After a few months of healing the final restoration was completed. The results were outstanding. Pamela is positive she made the right choice to replace her tooth with an implant.