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If you have dental insurance, the first step to making the most out of your plan is to select a dentist who is in-network with your provider. Dr. Jignesh Patel and the whole team at Dental Center of Jacksonville are committed to providing high-quality care at affordable prices -- and that’s why we are pleased to be your Metlife dentist in Jacksonville!

Dental Insurance Promotes Better Oral Health

By focusing on preventive care, dental insurance aims to keep significant dental health issues, like cavities, gum disease, and root canal, from ever occurring. Six month hygiene visits and early detection of oral health hazards with X-rays are the key to healthy, long-lasting smiles -- so these services are usually fully covered by dental insurance. Children are at a higher risk for developing cavities, and thus may be eligible for additional preventive services, like dental sealants and fluoride treatments.

How Dental Insurance Works

Using your Metlife dental insurance is a breeze when you visit an in-network provider like the Dental Center of Jacksonville. No money exchanges hands for treatments that are fully covered. And for everything else, you simply pay the amount you owe at the time you receive services. We will file all the paperwork and receive the full payment from Metlife later on!

Understanding Your Dental Insurance Benefits

Many adults let their dental insurance benefits slip away because they are unaware of what they are eligible for. You can avoid that by taking the time to understand just what you can receive with your Metlife insurance. First of all, there are the preventive services that are completely covered -- two checkups and cleanings, X-rays, and possibly fluoride treatments and dental sealants. And if, like most people, you need restorative care to fix a cavity or replace missing teeth at some point, you can expect your dental insurance to cover a significant portion of these procedures. Tooth-colored fillings, dental crowns, root canals, and other necessary treatments may be covered by as much as 80%.

Cosmetic treatments and other elective procedures are usually not covered by dental insurance, unless they are needed for your continued oral health and wellness. Dental implants are still usually not covered under dental insurance plans. You may have to choose the least expensive alternative treatment for tooth replacement, like a dental bridge, in order to receive coverage.

Maximizing Your Metlife Plan

Ask the right questions to understand just what you are eligible for under your dental insurance plan. Contact Metlife directly to find out what your deductible and annual maximum are. You probably won’t reach your deductible every year, but when you do, you will want to get as close to your annual maximum as possible.

Visit Your Metlife Dentist in Jacksonville!

You and your family deserve dental care that is as high quality as it is affordable. We’re happy to accept your Metlife dental insurance! Please request an appointment with the Dental Center of Jacksonville today.

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