Aetna Dental Insurance– San Antonio, TX
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If you have dental insurance with Aetna, then you’re guaranteed to save money every time you visit New Image Dentistry. Our dental office is an in-network provider with Aetna, which means we’re able to offer the highest level of coverage available. To learn more about using your Aetna plan with us, be sure to read our short guide below. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to give us a call.
What Dental Insurance Covers
If you take a quick look at your plan, you’ll probably notice that Aetna breaks down dental treatments into three broad categories: preventive, restorative, and cosmetic. Most plans are designed toward prevention, so services like checkups and cleanings tend to receive the most coverage, about 80-100%. But, insurance can also be helpful if you need a restorative service like a crown or filling. These are covered 50-80%.
Whitening, veneers, and direct bonding are considered to be cosmetic dentistry because their focus is on improving the aesthetic of the smile. These elective procedures are not covered, but we can make them more budget-friendly thanks to our financing options.
Maximizing Your Dental Insurance Benefits
Here are a few simple things you can do to make sure you’re getting the most out of your Aetna plan:
- Use your plan to primarily pay for preventive care: Preventive services receive the most coverage and lower your chances of needing more expensive treatments.
- Don’t let your benefits expire: Most dental insurance benefits reset at the beginning of the year, and any leftover coverage will not rollover, meaning you could potentially lose money.
- Make a plan with your dental team: Our team can help you map out your dental care for the year so that you maximize your insurance. This way, you know what to expect when it comes time to pay.
In-Network VS Out of Network Care
When we say that New Image Dentistry is in-network with Aetna, this simply means that we have a contract with them to provide our services for pre-determined fees. Aetna then covers part of those fees. These pre-set rates are discounted, meaning when you choose to visit an in-network dental office, you actually save money two distinct ways! That’s why going in-network is one of the best ways to make your care affordable.