While dental coverage usually has limitations, it can save the user a substantial amount of money.  It is always a good idea to ask your dentist for an estimate of the cost of major services to truly appreciate how the insurance actually saves you money.

Dental services are usually divided into three tiers.  The most expensive services may have longer waiting periods, along with a higher cost sharing percentage paid by the patient, while cleanings and exams are often covered with little or no deductible.  

Dental Coverage Info
Dental insurance is more manageable when it is part of a Health plan, but it is available separately.