Everyone at Long Family Dental wants to make your visit to either the Midlothian or Cleburne office as pleasant as possible. We are devoted to providing not only the highest quality dental care, but also exceptional customer service. That includes being an in-network provider with several dental insurance carriers including Aetna Dental. As your Aetna dentist, we can offer you and your family a range of services at a price that is affordable.
The Advantage of an In-Network Aetna Dental Dentist
When you go with a dentist that is in-network, you’re able to garner the most for the Aetna Dental benefits plans in which you’ve enrolled. Why? Because the fees for covered services are already set. Long Family Dental has a contractual arrangement with Aetna Dental that determines the cost for covered treatments. Because these fees are contractually set, we cannot charge you more.
Aetna Dental Insurance Plans
Aetna Dental has four different types of benefits plans. While these four differ slightly from one another, they all offer subscribers cost savings. The plans are:
- Network Only Dental Plans or Dental Maintenance Organization (DMO®)
- Network Option Dental Plans or Preferred Provider Organization (PPO)
- Dental Indemnity Plan
- Hybrid Dental Plans
If you need help understanding the details of your plan, feel free to call our front office. We can also let you know what you’ll owe for a particular treatment before your appointment. And we’ll always be glad to file your claim forms so you’ll be sure to receive the maximum allowable benefits for any covered procedure.
Your Smile and Aetna Dental
Regardless of the plan you choose, your Aetna Dental benefits will cover preventive care such as dental cleanings and exams and annual x-rays. In addition, several restorative treatments are also included such as tooth-colored fillings, dental crowns and even dentures.
Glossary of Terms
Half of understanding any insurance policy is knowing what the different terms mean. In the case of dental insurance benefits, there is a large overlap with medical insurance, but there are also some differences. Some common terms include:
Premium. The amount of money you pay monthly or annually in order to have dental insurance.
Deductible. The amount of money you must pay out-of-pocket before your Aetna Dental benefits begin to cover your dental expenses.
Copay. The typically small out-of-pocket expense you pay at the time of service for any dental care.
The difference between medical and dental insurance is twofold. First there is the consideration of time. Your coverage typically will run from January 1st through December 31st of any calendar year. Second, Aetna will pay up to an annual maximum within that time period. Therefore, spending all of your benefits is to the advantage of your smile and your wallet.
Meet the Doctors
Dr. Bob, Dr. Chris and everyone at Long Family Dental looks forward to helping you and your family enjoy a lifetime of healthy and beautiful smiles. We offer a comprehensive menu of services including preventive dentistry that is commonly covered by dental insurance.