Why do you need dental insurance?
With you being able to insure just about anything now, you may view dental insurance as a way for greedy companies to take yet more money out of your pockets for something you do not really need.
However, you are wrong. We all know how dentistry costs can mount up – even a routine check up can easily cost you £40 – and that is without you actually having any treatments done.
Also, good dental health is not only important for our appearance, it is important for our overall health too as problems in the mouth can often be a sign that something else needs looking at health-wise – even if it just your diet.
A good dental insurance policy can help cover the costs of dental treatment whether it be an emergency or a routine check up, meaning you never have to worry about the cost of keeping your mouth, teeth and gums healthy.
So, who provides dental insurance?
Many healthcare cash plan providers offer cover for dentistry fees – up to a set limit – within their policies. And now there are also a select number of companies who offer standalone dental insurance.
The cover offered by the insurers vary, but depending who take you take a policy out with and whether it is part of a cash plan or a standalone dental insurance policy, you can get cover that will pay for routine treatment, dental emergencies and accidental dental injuries.
Currently one insurer provides cover for serious dental problems such as reconstructive surgery including plastic surgery following a dental injury or oral cancer.
Where to buy
As with all insurances, the key to getting the best cover at a price to suit your budget is by shopping around. The internet has a wealth of dental insurers and policies on offer so you can take your time in comparing the policy terms and conditions – and its benefits – on a like for like basis.
That way you can ensure you get the level of cover you need to keep your mouth – and your overall health and appearance – healthy, at a price that suits your circumstances.