PATIENT CENTER: Insurance Information

Gateway Dental works with most insurance plans. If you have any questions, please contact us. Our knowledgeable staff can address any concerns and help you get the most out of your plan.

  • With the constant insurance changes we encourage you to become familiar with your dental benefits. Please understand that no plan is a pay-all. Dental insurance is meant to be an aid to help functionally restore the mouth to sound dental health. It must be considered only as a subsidy for reconstructive dentistry.
  • Your dental insurance is based upon a contract made between your employer and an insurance company. Many routine dental services are not covered by insurance companies. Necessary treatment may not be a covered benefit, but it is also important for you to know that a procedure that was once covered may not always be covered. Treatment plans are determined by your doctor’s diagnosis of treatment needed, not by insurance coverage.
  • Insurance seldom pays 100% of what providers charge. The “allowable amount” is the fee that an insurance company will pay for a given service. Sometimes, the allowable amount is based on a negotiated fee schedule. Sometimes, it is based on the “Usual and Customary Charge” for providers in a given geographic area. You may receive a statement with a residual balance after insurance pays, as we do not know the allowable amounts for all insurance companies.