Preventative dentistry is an important part of oral health care that is often overlooked, especially for those who live in poverty. The government offers affordable options for families who may be unable to get the services they need with a tight budget. For those who qualify for assistance, the state provides government-based insurance for health and dental coverage, which may include:
If you are currently utilizing one of these insurance plans, the team at Sycamore Dental can help you get the care you need for a healthier smile. Dr. Vidya Suri and the staff in Fort Worth, TX provide services for those who have coverage through government-based insurance plans.
It is important that patients have a good understanding of the services that are covered through their dental insurance plans. Patients can contact their coverage provider to ask, or they can work with the team at Sycamore Dental to develop a treatment plan and then determine what solutions are covered by their insurance. The front office team has extensive experience in dealing with these insurance plans and can guide you through the process of getting the most out of your benefits.
In most situations, preventative services are covered. This often includes an examination every six months for everyone with state insurance. X-rays and fillings may also be included, but this can vary from provider to provider. Patients interested in our cosmetic services, also known as elective treatments, should understand that these are usually NOT covered by state dental plans because they are not considered “necessary” for oral health and wellness. These are often out-of-pocket procedures. Our team understands that even those on a tight budget or in poverty may want to enhance their smiles to improve their self-confidence, which is why we provide payment plans and financing options to make this possible. All treatment should be attainable, and our team is dedicated to making this happen for patients and families seeking care.
Other treatments that may be covered by dental insurance through the state include fillings for cavities, dental crowns, and tooth replacement options such as dentures. In some situations, implants and bridges may also be covered in part or fully, but this should be approved through the insurance prior to moving forward with treatment.
The best way of determining if you qualify for Medicaid, Medicare, or CHIP is to work with a caseworker through the state of Texas. You will be asked to provide financial statements to verify your income and may have to provide other forms and paperwork that will give them a bigger picture of your current financial situation. Then, eligibility for insurance will be determined from there. If you have been approved for insurance, you will receive an insurance card that should be with you at all times in case you are visiting a dental practice or a hospital for care. You can rest easy knowing that our dental practice accepts these coverage and provides the necessary services for patients in poverty or near-poverty situations.
Some dental services are not covered at all by state providers, or they are covered to a certain percentage. The remaining amounts may be expensive for those living paycheck-to-paycheck. Our team provides financing solutions on the remaining out-of-pocket costs of many of our procedures to make it easy to access treatments.
At Sycamore Dental, we are here to help! If you are on any insurance based out of Texas, and are interested in care, we welcome you and your family into our practice. Dr. Vidya Suri assists children and adults with preventative, general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry procedures. If you live in or around the Fort Worth, TX ⤴ area and are ready to work with a family-friendly dental facility, we encourage you to book an appointment at our office by calling (817) 438-1828. We are conveniently located in [address].
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