Before you know it, the holidays will be here and the end of the year right behind them. Which means if you haven’t used your 2019 dental insurance benefits, you’re running out of time to do so. In today’s blog, your Astoria, NY, dentist discusses our treatment options and using your benefits now to ensure you start 2020 with a brighter, healthier smile.
Using Your Dental Insurance
If you have dental insurance, or a flex spending account, then you have benefits and funds that will expire after December 31st. Instead of letting them go to waste, contact our team. We can find out what level of coverage you have and help plan a treatment process that works with your budget. We can even file for you and save you the headache of dealing with your insurance. After starting treatment, we can resume again once your 2020 benefits become available.
Starting With an Exam
The process starts with a thorough dental exam. Our team will use digital x-rays and intraoral cameras to obtain a detailed picture of your smile, above and below the gums. In addition to examining your teeth and gums, we can also look at your tooth roots, jaw joints, and oral structures. From there, we can identify the presence of tooth decay, dental infection, gingivitis, gum disease, TMJ disorder, bruxism, and even oral cancer. We will discuss your smile goals and craft a treatment plan designed to address your unique smile needs. Our team will also clean your teeth in the same visit, meaning we use an ultrasonic scaling device and manual tool to remove all plaque and tartar from your teeth, offering brighter smiles, fresher breath, and a reduced risk of cavities and gum disease.
Our Treatment Options
We have preventive procedures to correct jaw joints disorders, like TMJ disorder and bruxism, and to also maintain optimal oral health. Our team can provide restorative care to repair damaged teeth or treat decay and infections, often in one sitting. With our cosmetic treatments, we can improve smile beauty by removing teeth stains, reshaping your teeth, and even correcting misalignment with clear and barely noticeable aligners. For those with missing teeth, our custom-made bridges, dentures, and dental implants will provide long-lasting and lifelike solutions to minor and severe tooth loss. If you have any questions about using your benefits, or ending 2019 with a healthier smile, then please contact our team today.
Schedule Your Dental Visit
We would like to help you enjoy a better smile before the year ends. For more information on our comprehensive dental care options and financing and payment options, then schedule a consultation, call Jeffrey Leibowitz, DDS, in Astoria, NY, today at 718-728-8320.