Dental Insurance Plan for Washington DC. I live in Washington DC and I need to have a new bridge put in. My old one is loose and old looking really. I do not have current dental insurance and I been turn down at a few dental insurance for a new bridge since I am replacing an old. Something like that so I like to know if you have an dental plans that can help me.?
Florida dental care, Dental Insurance for Dental bridges: I am trying to help my mom find a low cost dental insurance plan that offers benefits for dental bridges. My mom has a very old bridge torward the front part of her mouth on top.
The bridge is getting to be loose and she needs a new one before it comes out. She does not have dental insurance and feels she can not afford a new bridge. What do you have to offer that will help my mom?
Dental insurance quote for having bridge work done: I need to get dental insurance so I can have three teeth pull and a dental bridge put in. I am not sure want dental insurance plan does bridges since all the plans I seen on line say nothing about bridge work.
Can you provide me with a quote for dental insurance that offers coverages for dental bridge work? And can you also give me an idea of cost for getting a bridge. I really want something soon so I can fix my teeth.
Dental Bridge Work Needed No Dental Insurance Please Help: First only nice people need to reply to me. I try using another blog site that was open to any type of questions and all I got as mean and rude answers.
I am hoping by going to a dental site for my dental question I will not only get helpful replies but hopefully I will get help on finding a dental insurance plan that will work for me.
I have always had bad teeth though I did go though a period of time that I was really down on myself and did not do the things like I should. But now I am better and I have bad teeth due to health issues too. I am left with a few missing teeth and I do not have dental insurance.
I would like to get a bridge but a few of the dental insurance companies told me I would not be covered for a bridge since I currently have the missing teeth. Well da that is why I want to have a bridge in the frist place. Had I had insurance in the past I may not be needing a dental bridge now. I am feeling caught in a circle and that I can not get the dental help I need. I can not afford the cost of a dental bridge without some help.
I have been putting off my dental needs do to money. However, I would really like to see a dentist before my dental care gets out of hand. Right now I have an old bridge that needs to be replaced. I also know I may have a few cavities that need to be filled.
I do not know where to go to get dental care at an affordable cost. No one here will offer a payment plan unless you have dental insurance. So I thought I would get a dental insurance plan or dental plan can help me with my current dental needs. I just not sure what to get since their seems to be a few to pick from.
I am wanting to know if I get one of your Pennsylvania dental plans how much would having a bridge cost. On all your plans listed none of them tell you the cost of having a bridge. For me getting a bridge done is one of my main focus and I want the dental plan I get to help me with the cost. I have had missing teeth now for over two years and now that I saved some money I want to do something about it.
I thinking I will need at least three bad teeth pull since have of the tooth is missing on all three teeth. They are in the back. Although they are bad they do not really hurt so I am not sure if they can be saved and have crowns put on or if I will need to have a bridge but I would like to have some dental insurance in place to help me out with the cost. I just know either way I go it will be costly so any help would be good thanks
Can anyone tell me why I can not seem to find dental insurance for me to have a bridge for four teeth? I have for missing back teeth and I need a bridge. I had the four teeth pulled about two years ago but could not afford to do too much more then that at the time.
Now I am making a little more money I though this is my chance to get dental insurance so I get my bridge and have teeth again. But I am being told by the few places I have called that they will not cover me for a bridge. One plan did say they would but I would have a year and half before they would offer the cover to me. What is up with this. It is so unfair.
So I am shopping out dental insurance and in need of advise. When reviewing all the different dental insurance plan and dental plans available I get a little lost. It is really just to much for me to have to go though. This is what I need I have to have three bad teeth pulled and a bridge put in.
The dentist that told me that I would be better off getting some dental insurance before I start having any dental work started. I think he told me this since I almost gadded on the price he was quoting me to have this work done by them without insurance.
Can you just tell me what would be the best dental plan to get? out here in Florida.
So my front tooth just cracked down the middle of the tooth. The crack is running up an down so my dentist told me I will need to have it pulled and then get a implant. Note I do not want a bridge since you have to mess up two more teeth just to get a bridge. Any way so to have the tooth pulled and to get the implant is going to cost me over $2000.00 then the dentist will put a crown on it which will cost at least another $800.00. Is it too late to get dental insurance and if not is it really worth buying dental insurance at this point?
I am new to having braces and thank you for the replies I got to a prior post. Now my friends are saying that I am talking funny with the braces on. They say I have a lisp that I never had before. I am worried that it will not go away. Well I talk normally like I did before after a while or will I talk funny the whole time I am in braces.
If you are deciding between dental bridges or dental implants which would you get? And why? I am looking into both choices but I am just not sure. Money is a bit of a factor. I know the cost of implants are really expensive compare to a bridge.
However, the implants last longer? Are they better looking the a dental bridge. What your thoughts? I am leaning towards having a bridge because of cost but I do not want that to be the only factor.
Can you replace partial dentures with bridges or implants
I have to have a few teeth pulled, the thing is my dental insurance will only cover for partials for missing teeth and not bridges or implants. So saying I get the partial now for what I am covered under but later if I save my money could I get a bridge or implant? Or will it be too late by then?
Do not want to get partials
I just got my dental insurance though work about two week ago. So I went into the dentist for a cleaning since it has been a while, and was told I have three back molars that need to be pulled. That they were in to bad a shape to save with a crown. The dentist then said have they are pulled and my gums heal I should get partial to be fitted.
I can not believe it I am only 27 and they want me to have fake teeth! I know I need to have the teeth pulled because they were starting to hurt me a little. But to have to wear fake teeth. I do not know I feel really bad about that. I am thinking about not going back to the dentist after they pull my teeth. Do I really need partials?
Looking for something to fill a gap
I lost one of my teeth. I was wondering if there is some fake tooth kit you could get at a drug store or something. Maybe a home kit. I know that it would not be as good or fancy like a dentist would make but then I do not care about that. I would think there should be something like that out.
Ask every question you may have until you feel you are getting what you want and that you have a full understanding of what that is. I do not think that dentist talk down to us or try to make any feel dumb. I think for some people they just do not ask their dentist all the questions that they may have for fear of what you just said. I would say this if you have a dentist that does talk down to you or will not answer your questions it just may be time to change your dentist.
Full Dental Implant – What are they?
As the name suggests this is an implant that will replace all the teeth you have. More invasive than a single tooth replacement this procedure will require more than one trip to the dentist.
Commonly called a full bridge it will replace all your teeth and some of the roots. Here is a simple break down of what you can minimally expect:
• At least two surgical procedures
• Surgery one: The professional will use an incision to expose the jawbone then drill holes for anchor screws for the fixtures. Four to six fixtures are needed for the lower jaw and six to eight for the upper. Now the healing process begins you will wear a temporary bridge while you heal.
• Healing for upper jaw: 6 months
• Healing for lower jaw: 3 months
• Surgery two: In this surgery, the implant must be exposed to allow for the attaching of the permanent bridge.
• You may have a waiting time while teeth are fabricated
• In subsequent visits to the dentist, your new teeth will be attached and adjusted for good aesthetics and proper bite.
This is a brief overview of the possible process and may vary due to differences in healing time from person to person etc…
Hope this helps.
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Can you see the dentist when you need to, and schedule appointment times convenient for you?
Dentists participating in closed panel or capitation plans may have select hours to see plan patients. They may schedule appointments for these patients on given days, or at specified hours of the day, restricting your access.
Some dentist’s fees for seeing you on weekends or during emergencies are high than those the plan allows. You may be required to pay additional costs yourself. If you select these types of plans, have a clear understanding of your dentist’s policies as well as the plan’s dentist-to-patient ratio. It’s the best way to ensure your access to care is not unduly restricted and that you are not surprised by higher fees the plan does not cover.
If you have children, you may prefer a plan that allows a pediatric dentist to be your child’s primary care dentist. Since specialized treatment is generally more costly than routine care, some plans discourage the use of specialists. While many general practitioners are qualified to perform some specialized services, complex procedures often require the skills of a dentist with special training. Discuss the options with your dentist before deciding who is best qualified to deliver treatment.
See BabyDental.com as they seem to specialize in finding pediatric dental care.
What do you look for in choosing a dental insurance plan?
Does the plan give you the freedom to choose your own dentist or are you restricted to a panel of dentists selected by the insurance company? If you have a family dentist with whom you are satisfied, consider the effects changing dentists will have on the quality or quantity of care you receive. Because regular visits to the dentist reduce the likelihood of developing serious dental disease, it’s best to have and maintain an established relationship with a dentist you trust
Who controls treatment decisions–you and your dentist or the dental plan? Many plans require dentists to follow treatment plans that rely on a Least Expensive Alternative Treatment (LEAT) approach. If there are multiple treatment options for a specific condition, the plan will pay for the less expensive treatment option.
If you choose a treatment option that may better suit your individual needs and your long-term oral health, you will be responsible for paying the difference in costs. It’s important to know who makes the treatment decisions under your plan. These cost control measures may have an impact on the quality of care you’ll receive.
Does the plan cover diagnostic, preventive and emergency services? If so, to what extent? Most dental plans provide coverage for selected diagnostic services, preventive care and emergency treatment that are basic for maintaining good oral health.
But the extent or frequency of the services covered by some plans may be limited. Depending upon your individual oral health needs, you may be required to pay the dentist directly for a portion of this basic care. Find out how much treatment is allowed in any given year without cost to you, and how much you will have to pay for yourself.
Initial Oral Examination—-once per dentist
Recall Examinations—-twice per year
Complete x-ray survey—-once every three years
Cavity-detecting bite-wing x-rays—-once per year
Prophylaxis or teeth cleaning—-twice per year
Topical Fluoride treatment—-twice per year
Sealants—-for those under age 18