What to Look For When You Buy Dental Insurance


Visiting the dentist twice per year is recommended to ensure the health of your mouth above and below the gumline. While anxiety is the number one reason many Americans skip routine dental cleaning each year, over 20% skip the dentist due to cost. With numerous options available in the market, dental insurance lowers costs for dental procedures, including cleanings and checkups. What are some of the key factors to consider when purchasing dental insurance?

How Dental Insurance Can Help Reduce Costs

Dental insurance makes dental care more affordable for you and your family. With the right coverage, you can significantly reduce the financial burden of routine checkups, cleanings, X-rays, and other necessary treatments. Moreover, dental insurance often covers a portion of the costs for more extensive procedures such as fillings, crowns, and root canals, making them more manageable for your budget. By investing in dental insurance, you’re safeguarding your oral health and protecting your wallet from unexpected expenses. In many cases, you may have to make the actual decision on this so it’s important to do it properly.

How to Find the Right Dental Insurance

When shopping for dental insurance, begin with assessing your dental health and then compare various plans to find one that best fits your needs. Here are some key factors to consider:

Coverage Options: Evaluate the options offered by different insurers, including preventive care, basic procedures, and major treatments. Some plans have a waiting period before benefits apply. Some insurances do not cover existing conditions or have other limiting criteria that will prevent you from utilizing your full benefits in the future. Read the fine print to ensure you know every detail of the plan.

Financial Considerations: Pay close attention to plan benefits – including deductibles, annual maximums, and coverage limitations, to ensure you understand the terms and conditions of each plan. Some benefits cover certain services in full while only partially for others. Go into your decision-making fully informed.

Provider Network: Consider whether the insurance network includes your dentist’s office or if you’re willing to switch insurance providers for potential cost savings. Ask which insurance providers they accept and review those plans. Remember, even if your dentist is not in your provider network, you can still be a patient.

Customer Support: If shopping for dental insurance, narrow down potential providers and then call the main office or your dental office to discuss any questions or concerns before making final decisions. Reviewing the different insurance carriers and understanding the details will enable you to decide on a plan that suits you and your family’s needs.


At Imperial Dental Center, we are committed to providing the best dental care services at an affordable price. By choosing the right dental insurance plan, you’re taking a proactive step toward maintaining your smile and overall well-being. Contact our office if you have any questions or need assistance selecting the right dental insurance. And remember, regular dental checkups and preventive care are crucial to avoiding costly dental issues down the road.

Let’s work together to keep your smile bright and healthy for years to come. Contact our office at (281) 265-3567 or schedule an online appointment.


Dr. Dragana Angelova
Imperial Dental Center
“We love to see you smile”