At Lincoln Crossings Dental Care, we do all we can to help our patients get the care they need to restore and improve their oral health. Unfortunately, there is something that often makes it difficult for our team and the patient: dental insurance. Dental insurance is a form of health insurance that an individual pays for either through their job or through a personal plan. The thought process is that dental insurance is designed to help pay for and cover the cost of preventative care and restorative treatments. Over the years, dental insurance has become equally frustrating for dental offices and patients. In a patient’s mind, the idea of dental insurance is to get them the dental care they need; unfortunately, it doesn’t usually end up working that way. Dr. Stryker recently shared more information about dental insurance and its frustrations in a video. We encourage you to watch the video and continue reading for more information.
Getting Patients the Dental Care They Need
Dental insurance companies don’t always have the patient’s best interests in mind and instead will only cover treatments that meet certain criteria, saving them money. These criteria often don’t follow a plan that is needed to restore your oral health. The main goal for an insurance company is to keep their costs down, which often comes at the expense of the patient. Our main goal is to create a treatment plan that will restore the function of your teeth and improve the state of your oral health. Oftentimes, the treatment plan that an insurance company will recommend does not use the ideal materials and will not provide the same long-lasting results as other, more expensive options. As Dr. Stryker mentions in the video, they will always submit to insurance for you, but he believes in providing dental care that is necessary to restore a patient’s oral health.
If you are in North Huntingdon, PA or the surrounding area and need an oral hygiene examination or dental treatment, be sure to contact our office to schedule an appointment. We are also happy to help walk you through your insurance while helping you get the dental care you need and deserve. We look forward to talking with you soon!