Good Arizona dental plans have now become much easier to get than in the past. Not that they weren’t “easy” to get before mind you, but the quality of dental plans in Arizona has gotten much better and much more affordable, especially in areas of the Phoenix metropolitan area,including Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert, Scottsdale, Tempe, Glendale, Sun City, Sun City West, etc., along with other major Arizona cities like Tucson, Flagstaff, Yuma and more.
You can pretty much take your pick between traditional dental insurance and dental discount plans for routine maintenance and you’ll pay a comparable amount for each. However, if you are in need of a dentist right away, I highly recommend that you look at the dental discount plans instead. The reason that I say this is because dental insurance plans, although they are “decent” for routine dental care like cleanings, x-rays, flouride treatments, etc, they do NOT cover pre-existing conditions without a long waiting period. This waiting period is usually at the minimum 12 months and in some situations already more. Also, many companies will nevertheless not cover you 100% for a pre-existing condition already AFTER the waiting period is over.
Dental discount plans are not insurance. They are simply a discounted service for dental care in exchange for paying for your visit in complete at the time of the appointment. You pay an annual fee as low as $80 for an individual or as low as $150 for a family plan, after which you’ll be able to see a dentist within one to three days. There are no exclusions, pre-existing conditions are fine and you’ll receive huge discounts of anywhere between 10% and 60% on major dental care like dentures, root canals, bridge work, orthodontics and much more. Some, not all, but some discount dental plans already provide discounts on cosmetic dentistry.
If you live in Arizona and are in need of a good dental plan, I highly recommend that you take a good look at dental discount plans first, especially if you are in pain right now.