Cost of Dental Emergencies – Granby, CT
Expectations for Immediate Care
When faced with a dental emergency, the last thing on your mind is how much it will cost to treat it. That is until you learn the type of treatment you need and begin to wonder, “Will this be covered by insurance?” At Salmon Brook Dental Associates, we want your focus to remain solely on repairing the problem and leaving with a healthier, happier smile, but we understand the financial responsibilities of dental work can determine how you choose to fix the issue. Below you will find more information about the factors that can contribute to the overall cost of treatment as well as what payment options are available and why a consultation is so important. If you have additional questions or would like to schedule an appointment, contact our office today.
What Factors Dictate the Cost of a Dental Emergency?
Not all dentists are the same and neither are dental emergencies. While some may only require a quick filling, a more serious injury might result in extensive treatment involving dental implants or other tooth replacement solutions. To better understand what factors can play a role in your overall treatment costs, here are a few to consider:
- Location: The location of your dentist’s office can make a substantial impact on your financial responsibilities. If situated in a large city, the cost of living will naturally be higher, forcing your dentist to have higher prices than those situated in rural or suburban areas.
- Your Insurance Status: With dental insurance, you can expect to pay less than if you are uninsured. Your out of pocket expenses will be significantly less because of the insurer’s agreement to pay a portion of minor or major restorative treatment.
- Type of Restorative Care: After reviewing your situation, a member of our team will recommend which type of restorative treatment you will need. This can range from a simple filling to dental implants or tooth extraction. Each service incurs a different fee.
What Payment Options are Available?
At Salmon Brook Dental Associates, we are pleased to be in-network with an array of dental insurance providers, and we will help to maximize your benefits and minimize your out of pocket expenses. If you are uninsured or need help in paying the remaining balance after filing with your insurance, we also work closely with CareCredit, which is a third-party financier who offers low and no interest payment plans to help you stay within your budget.
Importance of Schedule a Consultation
We know all you care about is getting immediate help for an unexpected injury, but it is important that you schedule a consultation before moving forward with any type of restorative treatment. The reason is so our team can review the problem area and make the appropriate recommendation. This will allow you to better understand what is needed to fix the issue and how you can budget to afford the upcoming procedure.
Most dental insurance companies will agree to pay 70-80% for minor restorative treatments and between 50-70% for major restorative services. Either you or a member of our administrative team can contact your insurance provider and discuss coverage before agreeing to any type of procedure. Once you decide to move forward with treatment, we will be happy to file any necessary paperwork and claims on your behalf, so you can remain focused on improving your smile.