Knowing which procedures require a waiting period before you schedule a visit can help you prepare and avoid unexpected costs. Here are some of the most common categories for dental insurance waiting periods.
Preventive: Most dental insurance plans do not require a waiting period for preventive care. That means you and your family may receive exams, cleanings, x-rays, and fluoride treatments as provided in your plan.
Basic: Some basic procedures may have a three- to six-month waiting period. Basic procedures typically include fillings or non-surgical extractions.
Major dental work: Major work may have a three-month to one-year waiting period. Major work generally includes crowns, bridges, and dentures.