Taking care of your teeth isn't just about having a perfect smile. Character is defined by all of your charming little quirks - a gap here, a cutely crooked tooth there. But there is no better feeling than having clean, bright, and healthy teeth.
Going to the dentist on a regular basis is the best way to catch problems like cavities and gum disease early on before they become too severe. It can help treat painful conditions such as tooth sensitivity, mouth sores and ulcers, swollen or bleeding gums, and jaw pain caused by clenching or grinding.
What benefits does dental private health insurance provide?
Medibank Extras coverage is an excellent way to help manage the cost of some of your dental bills. In fact, coverage for Dental Services is one of the most common reasons for purchasing Extras insurance in the first place.
Many of our Extras policies provide a fixed percentage (55%, 70%, 85%, or 100%) off agreed-upon prices at Medibank Members' Choice dentists (up to annual limits). Trips to the dentist, extractions, and fillings, all the way up to major procedures like wisdom teeth removal, root canals, and crowns are covered depending on the level of Extras coverage. (Of course, waiting periods and annual limits apply; here are some of the specifics.)
The best part? Every year, all Medibank members with extras cover for two months or more receive a full refund on up to two dental check-ups, including x-rays, at any Members' Choice Advantage dentist. This is in addition to your annual limit, so you can get your clean and check-up regardless of how much dental you've already claimed.
All extras are limited to two dental check-ups per year. Maximum of two bitewing x-rays per check-up, if clinically necessary. Not available in all locations.