Understanding your Dental Insurance

Dental Insurance at Bellevue Family Dentistry in Green Bay, WI

When scheduling your first appointment at our office, our business team will gather your dental insurance information. The information collected will be who carries the insurance: husband, wife, mom, dad, and their date of birth. The name of the employer and the insurance company. We will also gather the identification number and phone number of the insurance company.

Understanding Your Dental Insurance at Bellevue Family Dentistry in Green Bay, WI
Understanding Your Dental Insurance at Bellevue Family Dentistry in Green Bay, WI

You can email noyelling@bellevuefamilydentistry.net a copy of your insurance card to make the first phone call a simple one. Once your first appointment is complete our business team will do an overview of the care you received, and file your insurance claim for you. At that time we collect any fees not covered by your dental insurance.

Dental insurance companies offer many dental plans, which is common in that industry.  This can make it difficult to know what is covered by the insurance. Insurance companies break treatment into different categories:

Preventive & Diagnostic services: oral exams, basic cleanings and X-rays.

Basic Restorative: Tooth-colored filling (resin), silver fillings (amalgam), and simple extractions.

Periodontics: Periodontic Maintenance, Full Mouth Debridement, Scaling and Root planning.

Endodontics: Root canals and Resin Core Buildup.

Major Restorative: Dental crowns, bridges, partials, dentures, implants, and surgical extractions.

These categories have a percent that the insurance covers. Typically, preventive is covered at the highest percent. The insurance company is promoting preventive care so minor problems can be found before they become major problems.

Most major restorative services require a predetermination of benefits before the treatment is started. Our team is trained in filing the predetermination of benefits for the patient.

Always keep in mind that treatment not deemed medically necessary, including cosmetic dentistry, is not going to be covered by insurance. 

Understanding Your Dental Insurance at Bellevue Family Dentistry in Green Bay, WI

The business team is highly experienced in working with dental insurance, so ask questions about your coverage they will help you navigate your way. From predeterminations to services covered they can help.

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