Metlife Dentist in Vienna
Do you have Metlife dental insurance? If so, that’s great news -- because Monarch Dentistry is your Metlife dentist in Vienna, VA. We know dental insurance can be confusing, but understanding your benefits is crucial to receiving the care you are entitled to. We’ve compiled an FAQ below to help you understand how your Metlife dental insurance works. Please read through the information, and then contact us with any remaining questions regarding your insurance benefits.
Q: What does in-network mean?
A: When a dentist says they are in-network with a certain dental insurance provider, it means the dental practice and the insurance company have come to an agreement on what services the practice will provide, at a reduced cost for the patient. Practices who are out-of-network have not agreed to provide services for that specific insurance company. Choosing a dental practice that’s in-network with your Metlife insurance is important for receiving quality care at a discounted rate.
Q: What benefits can I receive with my dental insurance?
A: Understanding the benefits you are entitled to with your insurance plan is very important. Dental coverage varies, but most plans cover preventive services like checkups, cleanings, and simple restorative treatments like fillings. For a higher premium (or the amount you pay each month in exchange for services), some plans cover cosmetic services and more extensive restorative treatments, too.
Q: Are dental implants covered under dental insurance?
A: After tooth loss, nothing replaces the missing teeth better than dental implants. But because cheaper, faster options exist, the treatment is still not covered by many dental insurance plans. As the popularity of dental implants continues to grow, however, more plans are beginning to at least partially cover dental implants for single or multiple tooth replacement.
Q: How can I find out what my dental insurance covers?
A: As your Metlife dentist, the team at Monarch Dentistry can help you understand the benefits you are entitled to with your insurance plan. You can also learn about your dental care by calling your insurance provider directly. People who are insured through their employer can inquire through their company’s human resources department. It is helpful to bring a list of questions before so you receive all the information you need regarding coverage.
Q: How can I make the most out of my dental insurance?
A: Honestly, the best way to handle your dental insurance is to use it when you need it -- and to take excellent care of your teeth so you never need more than basic preventive services. Ensure that you are brushing, flossing, and visiting your dentist regularly to keep your teeth and gums as healthy as can be. With regular preventive maintenance, you can smile healthily for years to come, and just rely on your dental insurance when the unexpected does arise.
Would you like to learn more about your Metlife benefits, or schedule an appointment for a checkup and cleaning? If so, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Monarch Dentistry. Schedule an appointment today!