Payment Options

The perceived high costs of dental treatments influence many individuals to avoid dental treatments. At our office in Carterville Illinois we have many different payment options to choose from.

Our dental services can be paid for with a number of payment methods. Cash payments are preferred by a number of people, while some prefer to pay with credit cards. Many dental procedures are covered under dental insurance.

The following section provides a brief and quick overview of different payment methods available at Carterville Dental Center in Carterville, Illinois.

Credit Cards

Today, many people prefer paying with their credit cards than any other payment method. Thousands of credit card transactions are made every minute around the world, with their uses ranging from paying for clothes, airfare to medical procedures.

Credit cards are found to be convenient and safer to carry around.

Several credit card companies offer many attractive benefits on transactions. Paying for dental services with credit cards not only fixes your dental problems, but can also help improve your credit. The two most common dental treatments that are paid for with credit cards are cosmetic treatments and surgeries such as extractions.

We accept the majority of credit cards to provide you the maximum convenience.

Cash

Approximately 42% of all dentistry payments are made in cash and direct payments. Many people find it convenient to pay in cash.

It is also common for some people to pay for half of their treatment in cash and have the remaining portion covered through their insurance provider. This should be approved by the insurance company before beginning your procedure.

Personal Checks

Paying with checks is more of an outdated payment method and not many service providers accept personal checks anymore. It is recommended to verify if a dental office accepts this form of payment before the appointment.

Paying with a check is assumed by many people to be a long process, but in reality it is not. Should you need to use a personal check or make a bank transfer, our office will be happy to provide you with all the necessary details needed.  Such details may include the receiver’s name, account number, etc.

Many people, who would like to seek medical treatment, have a great deal of confusion regarding insurance payments. To resolve this confusion we suggest you contact us at Carterville Dental Center in Carterville, Illinois and we will answer all your questions.

CareCredit

Our office accepts CareCredit, a healthcare credit card that is used to pay for out-of-pocket expenses not covered by dental insurance. CareCredit is subject to credit approval, but once you are accepted, you can use it again and again. CareCredit is a great option if you're on a budget, in that you can pay for your dental expenses in installments. Ask us about CareCredit today! Applying is easy, and we are here to answer any questions.

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Insurance

Medical insurance is definitely an important tool for effectively managing your budget. Insurance companies cover many of your health expenses, saving you from paying out of your pocket. Dental insurance is also a type of medical coverage that provides coverage for certain dental expenses. It can be offered as a part of the overall medical indemnity or as a separate policy. To better assist patients, our office in Carterville, Illinois also processes treatment compensations through dental insurance.

As this method of payment has a few additional details that need to be dealt with before the payment is transferred, it is suggested that the patients check their insurance providers before their treatment begins.

It is important to make sure your insurance plan is currently active, since many policies go into effect after several months of your application approval. Patients are also advised to ensure that the treatment they will be going through is covered by their insurance company.

Apart from settling details with the providers, it is also recommended that patients confirm with our office that their insurance coverage is accepted. This is because there could be some insurance agencies that are not registered with us.

In some cases, your insurance may allow you to pay in cash, and then offer a reimbursement after the appointment.

If you would like to schedule an appointment, please call us or visit our office today 618-985-4200. Our team would love to answer any questions you may have.