Low Cost Dental Plan

Looking for a low cost dental plan? Today, we have so many choices when it comes to dental plans, thanks in large part to the creation of dental networks. All we need to do is know what our present and future dental needs are and compare plans that covers these needs, rather than simply buying any low cost dental plan.

A beautiful smile can make anyone go from feeling ordinary to looking and feeling beautiful. Now imagine yourself with a few spaces in your mouth instead of teeth, especially in the front area of your mouth. Not only would you look unattractive, but you would also have problems with eating, chewing and talking. Practically every aspect of your life (social, physical and emotional), would be affected. This is the impact of how important our teeth are to our lives. Yet, as long as they do not bother us, we don't seem to be bothered about them. Beyond daily brushing and flossing, this is the extent of our concern. It is not until we begin to experience problems, often beginning with a toothache, that our focus shifts begins to shift to the teeth.

Unfortunately, tooth pain usually signifies a serious dental problem. Some people are shocked to find that, by the time they seek dental care, a tooth is in danger of being lost and they are faced with additional gum problems. Dental care costs at this point can become very expensive. Having no dental insurance, many people are facing with serious dental needs and don't have the money to get the treatment they need. Fortunately, a low cost dental plan is one resource available to help.

Dental plans offer substantial discounts on most treatment options, so you can select the best treatment plan that is advisable for you by your dentist, not what the dental insurance company thinks is right for you. For every dental problem that offers several treatment options, the insurance company will often recommend the least expensive treatment in almost every case.

When I developed this website, one of my main goals was to offer the dental consumer a resource that would help them to find affordable dental care. I found dental plans to be one of the best methods of achieving affordable dental care. By paying a flat fee once a year, you become member and are entitled to receive discounted dental procedures from any dentist within the plan network.

It's easy to find a low cost dental plan for as little $80 a year that provides routine dental services for less than half of traditionally listed dental fees by qualified dental care providers within the network. As a member, you do not have to bother with paperwork, maximum limits, or pre-existing conditions. The discounted dental fees have already been negotiated and established by the company administering the network plan. In short, you face no restrictions and no limitations. It's quite simple. And for those who are self-employed, a discounted dental plan is a blessing.

Fortunately, we are no longer at the mercy of conventional dental insurance companies. Today, it is possible to get dental treatment at much lower costs and without the hassles of a traditional insurance company. Dental networks like DentalPlans.com can help you compare several low cost dental plans at once and decide which is best for you. Below is just a sample of the discounted dental procedures they offer:

The following table is a small selection of common procedures discounted by Aetna Dental Access® using zipcode 33176.

Procedure Description Usual Fee 1 Discounted Fee
(for Plan Members) 2
Member Savings Savings Percentage
Routine 6 Month Check-Up $57 $32 $25 44%
In Depth Check-Up $99 $45 $54 55%
Full Mouth X-Rays $144 $75 $69 48%
Four Bitewing X-Rays $70 $35 $35 50%
Panoramic Film $122 $73 $49 40%
Adult Teeth Cleaning $102 $61 $41 40%
Child Teeth Cleaning $75 $38 $37 49%
Protective Sealant / Tooth $61 $30 $31 51%
1 Surface White Filling for U or L Front Tooth $175 $87 $88 50%
Single Crown - Porcelain on High Noble Metal $1,227 $874 $353 29%
Single Crown - Porcelain on Noble Metal $1,162 $847 $315 27%
Core Build-Up With Pins $296 $163 $133 45%
Root Canal Treatment - Front Tooth $826 $464 $362 44%
Root Canal Treatment - Bicuspid $967 $585 $382 40%
Root Canal Treatment - Molar $1,170 $729 $441 38%
Perio Scaling and Root Planing (Per Quadrant) $271 $165 $106 39%
Full Upper Denture $1,855 $1,034 $821 44%
Tooth Replacement Part of Permanent Bridge $1,197 $767 $430 36%
Single Tooth Removal - Simple Extraction $197 $88 $109 55%

This fee schedule is only to be used as a guide to determine approximate prices for dental services in your area and reflects information currently available from DentalPlans.com. Individual dentist fee schedules may differ.

1 Source: DentalPlans.com (DP.C) 2010 Survey of Sample Average National Dental Fees (updated March 2011). Fees may vary slightly by region.

2Discounted fees are listed for visits to a participating general dentist. Members will be charged the provider's contracted fees which may vary from the sample fee schedule above. Consult with your provider prior to beginning any treatment.


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