Dental insurances have often gone unused. This is how insurance companies make their money; individuals pay into their company for dental insurance but do not utilize it. This, in turn, results in money almost literally thrown away. Dr. Dean Dietrich of Chicago is one of the dentists in the area who wants his patients to understand how their dental insurance works to avoid letting it go to waste.

One of the best ways to cover preventative care such as cleanings and x-rays is with dental insurance. Though many patients have to pay a copay to see their dentist, the cost of the copay is often minor in comparison to the full cost of the visit. Patients can pay the copay and then never see a bill again in many instances because of the coverage they receive from their dental insurance company.

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If you are paying in for dental insurance, chances are you have coverage for many preventative treatments. The policy should allow you to have cleanings and x-rays done twice a year. However, when it has been determined additional services are necessary, such as fillings or dental crowns, many of these services are covered in part by dental insurance, thus reducing out-of-pocket costs.

Dr. Dean Dietrich of Pleasant Dental® wants to encourage patients to take advantage of dental insurance through their work and use the insurance as it was intended. Preventative care is one of the least expensive ways of addressing common dental issues and is often taken for granted. Additionally, if the dentist determines that other dental work is necessary, insurance can be used to reduce the overall cost. This makes dental work much more affordable for many patients in and around the Chicago area.

We work closely with patients to provide realistic quotes for dental work. We can also help patients in filing paperwork for coverage through their dental insurance company. We can guide patients through the claim process and give them a better idea of what they can expect for the cost of their treatment, offering payment plans that may help reduce the burden of dental work costs.

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