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Amanda asked in HealthDental · 1 decade ago

Dental Plans?

Anyone have any experiences with Dental Plans? I don't have dental insurance and I probably need to have a fixed bridge or something for my four front teeth. I don't have a lot of money.

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  • Zarnev
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    You have four options with dental.

    1. Visit a local dental school. You can get many procedures done for a reduced price if you're willing to let them practice on you.

    2. Insurance - Depending upon the policy: cost $30-$60 per month. You pay a $50 deductible first, they have an annual maximum that they'll pay per year of $750 - $1500, they have a waiting period up to 18 months for major work and then you're paying 50% of the charges. Example - average cost for a root canal in my area is $829. With insurance you pay $414 after paying 18 months of premium (around $800 or $900). Advantage - you can use any dentist with most plans.

    3. Discount plans - Cost - $5-$12 per month. No deductible, no annual maximum and no waiting periods. Also, hardly any dentists will accept the plan and when they do you MIGHT get a 10% discount, which is about the same discount you can get by paying cash. Example - average cost for a root canal in my area is $829. With discount plans you pay around $746. Be very wary of these plans because most are scams. The people that sell these plans have little or no knowledge about health & dental insurance and do not need a license to sell them. The plans are not regulated by the state so you have no recourse when you have problems. Some states are starting to ban these plans from being sold. Here is an informative link http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2006/11/... concerning these plans.

    4. Fee for Service discount plans - Cost $7-$15 per month. No deductible, no annual maximum and no waiting periods. Many dentist will accept the plan (check providers first before signing up with any plan). When you use the plan there is a set fee that the dentist will charge you, which you know before getting the procedure done. Example - average cost for a root canal in my area is $829. With fee for service plans you pay as little as $404.

    I'm an insurance agent and my personal plan is the fee for service plan. I got mine here http://www.dpbrokers.com/default.aspx?locationid=2... specifically the Aetna Dental Access plan but which one you get depends upon your area and comparing the fee schedule to find the best for what you need covered.

    Source(s): Independent Agent
  • 1 decade ago

    With Ameriplan, you can save up to 80% at the dentist. The plan is only $11.95/month and includes free vision, prescription, and chiropractic plans. You can read more about it at the site listed below.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    My family has saved a lot on the dental plan that we have.

    I can help you to get the same plan.

    You can save a lot of money with this.

    You may contact me if interested.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    get sum insurance

    then wait a yr

    then they will hav 2 pay for it

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