Planning Ahead for Dental Expenses

Dental problems can occur at any time, and sometimes restoration can mean a considerable expense. Seniors, in particular, may need dental work at a time when they are more concerned about managing their expense during retirement. A bit of planning can help you be prepared for those inevitable dental emergencies that need attention, to preserve your appearance and your sense of well-being. At Trailhead Dental, we offer a broad range of restorative dentistry to help you look attractive and feel confident.

Look Into Dental Insurance Coverage

Many employer healthcare plans also cover dental coverage, but these plans may only cover common procedures such as cleaning, filling of cavities and placement of crowns. If you are a senior, you can choose from a number of plans under Medicare Advantage that include coverage for dental, vision and hearing devices. Private dental insurance plans are also available, and coverage for procedures can vary widely.

Research Discount Programs

In many areas of the country, you can find discount plans with a number of participating dentists that can provide the dental work you need at a reduced cost when you are a plan participant. These programs often include a number of common procedures, offered at reduced pricing.

Many employer healthcare plans also cover dental coverage, but these plans may only cover common procedures such as cleaning, filling of cavities and placement of crowns.

Discuss Financing With Your Dentist

Often a one-on-one, frank discussion with your dentist will allow you to develop a workable payment plan over a period of time, particularly if you have a long-term relationship with your dentist. This method can often help you to avoid interest expenses gradually while paying down the balance for your dental work. Many dentists also offer financing for their patients, if you need dental work done immediately and do not have the funds available.

Create A Dedicated Savings Account for Dental Expenses

Creating a dedicated savings account for upcoming expenses can be a good way to provide money for the work, without denting your regular savings. Automatic withdrawals make contributing to this kind of account easy, and you will have the money ready, when it is needed.

Make Trailhead Dental Your Dentist

Dr. Bryan Limmer and the team at Trailhead Dental have many years of experience caring for the dental needs of their patients in Wheat Ridge, CO and nearby communities. We offer an extensive range of services to manage a variety of problems. Call Trailhead Dental today at 720-242-6803 for an appointment to learn more about the options for treatment of your complex dental needs.

We can help you plan a treatment and restore your oral health! Contact us