Ways to Reduce the Cost of Your Dental Work
We know that any dental treatment is an investment and it can last a lifetime! Improving your oral health improves your overall physical health and can have lasting positive effects on your self-image and confidence.
Our mission is to provide you with affordable, high-quality dental treatment at the best possible price, but that still may not be within your budget. Beyond Borders Dental doesn’t offer financing options for patients; however, we can refer you to a lending company that provides dental financing for those who qualify based on their internal qualification process. If you need financial assistance for dental care, you may be eligible for a loan to help you through our lending affiliate.
There are many lending companies offering to finance medical and dental procedures so we encourage you to look around for the best payment options and interest rates.
In case you’re wondering, CreditCare dental financing does not currently work in Mexico. However, we understand they’re trying to change this policy.
We get asked if they can use their dental insurance in Mexico. The answer is yes; if your dental insurance covers dental work abroad, you may be able to reduce the costs.
It’s important to know that dental and medical insurance is not required in Mexico because the government provides these services for free to Mexican citizens, so processing a claim for dental work reimbursement is done differently. Some dental offices will help patients fill out the required documents and provide receipts, signatures, and invoices as necessary for an American or Canadian citizen to file a claim for reimbursement.
That being said, here are some basic guidelines for filing a claim for dental care in Mexico.
Step 1: Before going to Mexico, contact your dental insurance provider and ask if you are covered for the dental treatment you plan to have. Ask if you need pre-authorization, the requirements for the reimbursement, and the address you need to send the dental receipts.
Step 2: Let the dental office know you plan to file an insurance claim before your appointment. Please contact your insurance provider if you have any questions about your dental insurance.
Step 3: After you complete your dental care, mail the receipt to your dental insurance provider. Call them directly to inquire about your claim if you do not hear from your insurance provider within a few weeks.
And remember, when you seek dental care outside of the U.S., you are responsible for obtaining the necessary documentation for services provided, filing a claim with your insurance provider, and paying the dentist when services are performed.
Although some dental offices in Mexico can directly bill your insurance company, most dentists will only complete the reimbursement paperwork, and you must submit it to your insurance provider. Also, please note that office notes are written in Spanish and can sometimes present a challenge in processing insurance.
If you have questions or want a no-obligation, complimentary dental treatment estimate for your case, click this link to send us your inquiry, and we’ll get back to you.