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Finding Dental Care – Understanding Dental Insurance vs Discount Dental Plans https://manhattan.dental/finding-dental-care-understanding-dental-insurance-vs-discount-dental-plans Sat, 31 Jan 2015 15:19:32 +0000 https://manhattan.dental/?p=980 Are you having trouble finding dental care that’s affordable? Many people in the United States have this problem and it’s one of the main reasons why 70% of American families have no dental care plan at all. Most people have a tendency to avoid the issue until a problem arises such as a broken tooth, […]

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Are you having trouble finding dental care that’s affordable? Many people in the United States have this problem and it’s one of the main reasons why 70% of American families have no dental care plan at all.

Most people have a tendency to avoid the issue until a problem arises such as a broken tooth, visible cavity or they end up with pain in their mouth, which sometimes will even lead to an emergency room visit.

Your best bet for finding dental care that’s affordable is by planning ahead for problems before they become a major issue that can be very expensive. Let’s take a look at the two most popular dental plan options available.

#1. Dental Insurance

Insurance is what most people think of when they’re in need of protection against a potential problem or hazard. This only natural considering the fact that most people already pay for car insurance, as well as health, homeowners and, well, you get the picture, but is dental insurance the best option for oral health care? Let’s find out.

Most dental insurance policies are actually quite expensive. There are some being advertised in different locations online that are less than $10.00 per month, however, you really need to look at what these policies actually cover before you jump into a situation that may result in you being very discouraged down the road. Always read what a policy covers and how much it will pay each year for both individual and family policies, whichever applies to you. Look at what items or procedures are excluded from coverage.

One of the biggest downfalls of dental insurance is the fact that these policies do not cover pre-existing conditions. “Pre-existing” meaning any problems that you already had at the time that you bought the policy. This means that if you’ve waited until you have a problem to buy insurance then you’ll be paying 100% of the costs yourself because your policy will not cover you. This is true in all types of insurance coverage, not just dental. If you have a dent in the bumper of the car you just bought do you think the insurance company will pay for it? Not a chance. Dental insurance is no different.

Most companies will begin to cover pre-existing conditions after a mandatory waiting period of one year, but even then you’ll still have to pay the majority of the costs. They’ll begin to pay progressively, which means that they may start out by covering 10% the second year and then increase the coverage on your prior existing issues to 25% after the second year and so on.

Three years ago I spoke to another agent about dental insurance and she told me honestly that she couldn’t recommend dental insurance anymore because of the high cost and lack of coverage. What she did recommend brings me to our second type of dental plan available.

#2. Discount Dental Plans

Unlike insurance, discount dental plans have no restrictions on pre-existing conditions. These plans simply offer substantial discounts on routine dental care, such as check-ups, cleanings, x-rays, etc. and also on major dental care, such as root canals, dentures, braces and more.

You must see a provider that’s within the network of the dental plan. Most larger discount plan networks have providers exceeding 100,000 dentists and dental specialists nationwide so finding a participating dentist usually isn’t an issue. Here is how these plans work.

You simply find a participating dentist in your area, after which, you join the discount plan. Membership fees average under $100 annually for individuals and around $150 for families. Once you’ve joined you’ll have a short wait of 1-3 days, after which, you can start seeing your new dentist. Actually, you’re not restricted to one dentist. You can visit any provider within the network of the plan, in any state. This means that if you visit a dentist one time and don’t feel comfortable with them, you simply make an appointment with a different one next time. You don’t have to ask permission. You can also use the plan while you travel, if needed. Simply locate a participating provider in the area you’re in and make an appointment.

The only drawback to discount dental plans is that you must pay for your visit in full at the time of your appointment. However, as long as you’re prepared for it this shouldn’t be an issue. After all, if you need to see a dentist right away and insurance won’t cover you, you’d be paying for 100% of the cost without the plan.

If finding dental care has been a problem for you in the past, hopefully, understanding these two options will help you to make an informed decision when you’re finally ready to buy a dental plan.

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The Importance of Dental Care To Overall Body Health https://manhattan.dental/importance-dental-care-overall-body-health Sat, 31 Jan 2015 14:56:10 +0000 https://manhattan.dental/?p=976 Dental care involves taking good care of your teeth, gums and the related structures of the mouth. Dental care includes prevention and treatment of diseases of the gum and teeth, and also the replacement or repair of defective teeth. In many cases people may suffer from dental diseases due to sheer laziness and lack of […]

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Dental care involves taking good care of your teeth, gums and the related structures of the mouth. Dental care includes prevention and treatment of diseases of the gum and teeth, and also the replacement or repair of defective teeth. In many cases people may suffer from dental diseases due to sheer laziness and lack of knowledge towards proper dental care, with mostly the children and at times adults who often do not pay enough attention to teeth care. They fail to realize that healthy teeth and gum is extremely important to keeping you healthy and sound. Proper dental health is not only important to our healthy physical looks; it is essential to the well being of the entire body.

Maintaining good dental health can at times prove to be expensive. Therefore it is important that you go for a good dental insurance that covers the costs of your dental treatment be it a routine check up or an emergency. Purchasing dental insurance from a good dental insurance company relieves you of the hassles and worries of the otherwise expensive cost of keeping your oral cavity healthy. With dental insurance you can choose a specific dental plan that is right for you. However, before choosing a dental plan from any dental insurance company you must pay attention to the following points:

* You should ask the dental insurance company for its actual office address and not just its P.O. Box address. This step should give you peace of mind in knowing that you are purchasing dental insurance from a real dental insurance company. Ask for its office phone number so that you can contact the office any time to learn more about its dental plans.

* Ask the dental insurance company if it covers specific procedures performed by your dentist. If you are searching for a dental plan that covers teeth fillings and teeth cleanings, that dental plan should not cost you much. On the other hand, if you would like to have x-rays and fluoride paid by your dental plan, then this type of dental plan most likely should cost a bit more.

* Ask the dental insurance company about your personal dentist’s role in its dental plan. If your dentist is not on its list, then it is rather useless selecting such type of dental plan. Since your dentist is the one most familiar with your dental health, it is better to ask your dentist which dental insurance companies’ dental plans he participates in.

* You can do a thorough research on dental insurance companies online. Dental health is a new and fast growing industry and is getting very competitive. You can find a wide selection of dental plans ranging from $15.00 per month to $100 per month.

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Recognized Dental Specialties https://manhattan.dental/recognized-dental-specialties Sat, 29 Nov 2014 04:06:13 +0000 https://manhattan.dental/?p=711 Definitions of Recognized Dental Specialties in Manhattan NY Approved by the Council on Dental Education and Licensure, American Dental Association Dental Public Health: Dental public health is the science and art of preventing and controlling dental diseases and promoting dental health through organized community efforts. It is that form of dental practice which serves the community as […]

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Definitions of Recognized Dental Specialties in Manhattan NY

Approved by the Council on Dental Education and Licensure, American Dental Association

Dental Public Health: Dental public health is the science and art of preventing and controlling dental diseases and promoting dental health through organized community efforts. It is that form of dental practice which serves the community as a patient rather than the individual. It is concerned with the dental health education of the public, with applied dental research, and with the administration of group dental care programs as well as the prevention and control of dental diseases on a community basis. (Adopted May 1976)

Endodontics: Endodontics is the branch of dentistry which is concerned with the morphology, physiology and pathology of the human dental pulp and periradicular tissues. Its study and practice encompass the basic and clinical sciences including biology of the normal pulp, the etiology, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases and injuries of the pulp and associated periradicular conditions. (Adopted December 1983)

Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology: Oral pathology is the specialty of dentistry and discipline of pathology that deals with the nature, identification, and management of diseases affecting the oral and maxillofacial regions. It is a science that investigates the causes, processes, and effects of these diseases. The practice of oral pathology includes research and diagnosis of diseases using clinical, radiographic, microscopic, biochemical, or other examinations.(Adopted May 1991)

Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology: Oral and maxillofacial radiology is the specialty of dentistry and discipline of radiology concerned with the production and interpretation of images and data produced by all modalities of radiant energy that are used for the diagnosis and management of diseases, disorders and conditions of the oral and maxillofacial region. (Adopted April 2001)

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery: Oral and maxillofacial surgery is the specialty of dentistry which includes the diagnosis, surgical and adjunctive treatment of diseases, injuries and defects involving both the functional and esthetic aspects of the hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial region. (Adopted October 1990)

Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics: Orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics is the dental specialty that includes the diagnosis, prevention, interception, and correction of malocclusion, as well as neuromuscular and skeletal abnormalities of the developing or mature orofacial structures. (Adopted April 2003)

Pediatric Dentistry: Pediatric Dentistry is an age-defined specialty that provides both primary and comprehensive preventive and therapeutic oral health care for infants and children through adolescence, including those with special health care needs.(Adopted 1995)

Periodontics: Periodontics is that specialty of dentistry which encompasses the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the supporting and surrounding tissues of the teeth or their substitutes and the maintenance of the health, function and esthetics of these structures and tissues. (Adopted December 1992)

Prosthodontics: Prosthodontics is the dental specialty pertaining to the diagnosis, treatment planning, rehabilitation and maintenance of the oral function, comfort, appearance and health of patients with clinical conditions associated with missing or deficient teeth and/or oral and maxillofacial tissues using biocompatible substitutes.(Adopted April 2003)

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Socket Preservation https://manhattan.dental/socket-preservation https://manhattan.dental/socket-preservation#respond Mon, 24 Nov 2014 19:24:54 +0000 https://manhattan.dental/?p=635 Preserving Your Socket Dental care is no longer just about extracting teeth and leaving gaps. It is about keeping the tooth socket firm and preserved, even without the tooth, for the success and natural looking appearance of tooth restorative procedures. Socket preservation enables us to have beautiful smile and to look youthful. It is widely […]

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Preserving Your Socket

Dental care is no longer just about extracting teeth and leaving gaps. It is about keeping the tooth socket firm and preserved, even without the tooth, for the success and natural looking appearance of tooth restorative procedures. Socket preservation enables us to have beautiful smile and to look youthful.

It is widely accepted among dentists that bone loss occurs rapidly after tooth extraction. This means the socket tissue that used to hold the tooth will collapse, resulting in insufficient bone volume and quality.

Eventual sinking of the gum lines causes functional and aesthetic problems when the patient decides to have dentures, bridges or the more pricey dental implants. All of these require a good jaw bone support and a healthily preserved socket.

Without solid bone foundation, inserted implants may be unstable; and a collapsed ridge clearly renders a poor aesthetic appearance. However, current methods to preserve sockets tend to have limitations. Alvelac™ aims to solve all that.

Socket Preservation is an indispensible procedure, the all-important, fundamental “must have” to bone loss prevention following tooth extraction. Jaw bones have the crucial function of propping up gum tissue and holding onto teeth to keep one’s smile looking beautiful and natural. After the tooth is removed, jaw bones have to be preserved to keep sockets in shape. Preservation as the name has it, is the maintenance of the socket, which is essentially the height and width of the gap that is left after the tooth is removed. It is done by placing a graft material or scaffold immediately into the socket of an extracted tooth to preserve bone height, width and density. Saving the bone thus allows for tooth restoration work to be done successfully.

Without sufficient bone quantity and quality, prosthetic dentistry that includes Dental Implants, Fixed Bridges and Dentures do not have a solid foundation to anchor on. And what turns out may not only be a dent in the wallet for nothing more than an ugly misfit of false replacements hanging above receding gums! Careful management of extraction sockets after tooth extraction prevents unsightly bone loss and provides a better cosmetic outcome for tooth replacement.

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