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Dental Insurance – Burien, WA

Your Quick Guide to Dental Insurance

Everyone knows that dental insurance can help you save big on your care, but are you using your plan in the most effective way? We’re ready to help you answer that question with a resounding “Yes!” here at Seahurst Park Dentistry. Below, you’ll find our short and informative guide on how to maximize your insurance with us. Read it over, and if you have any questions regarding your specific policy, be sure to give us a call.

How Does Dental Insurance Work?

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Dental insurance can be used to completely or partially pay for a wide variety of treatments, and the first thing you should understand is that most plans divide procedures into different categories, each with its own level of coverage. Preventive treatments typically receive the most coverage, 80-100%. Restorative treatments are usually covered 50-80%, and cosmetic treatments are not covered because they are elective procedures. Once your insurance company receives your claim, they’ll apply the coverage based on the treatment’s category.

What Does My Dental Insurance Cover?

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Every dental insurance plan is different in how it categorizes treatments, but more often than not, it tends to look something like this:

We recommend that most patients use their plans to primarily pay for preventive care, as these services not only receive the most coverage, but they also help a patient avoid the need for more extensive (and expensive) treatments over time.

Our In-Network Dental Insurance Providers

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Seahurst Park Dentistry is in-network with several dental insurance providers, and this is great news for you! This means that we likely have a contract with your insurance company to charge reduced fees for our services, which your plan will then partially cover. Choosing to visit a dental office that is in-network with your plan is one of the easiest ways to maximize your insurance.

We are in-network with the following insurances:

Don't see your provider? Ask our friendly team if we're in-network with your insurance!

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