Be Sure You Use Your 2019 Benefits!

The end of the year will arrive before you know it, so now is the perfect time to schedule a visit with your Des Moines, IA, dentist. Seeing us now means you can use your 2019 dental insurance benefits before they expire, obtaining care and entering 2020 with a brighter and healthier smile. To learn more about using your benefits, and how we create a personalized treatment plan in today’s blog.

Dental Insurance Information

For those with dental insurance coverage, your benefits for 2019 will expire at the end of December 31st. Before that happens make sure you use them to greet the New Year with a brighter smile. We can work with you to help you get the most out of what you’ve earned, and create a personalized treatment plan to address your needs and fit within your budget. We accept most major plans and for those without coverage, we have third-party financing options, including CareCredit, as well as interest-free 12-month loans or fixed payment loans for up to 60 months.

Comprehensive Treatment Options

We can help families enjoy optimal oral health with an array of preventive and general procedures, also designed to protect smiles from oral health issues. If you have cavities or damaged teeth, then we can create and place a custom-made dental restoration. Some patients desire a more attractive smile, and our cosmetic treatments can remove stains and reshape teeth, or even correct misalignment without relying on metal braces. For those with one or more missing teeth, we can discuss implant dentistry and other prosthetics to return smiles to optimal beauty, function, and health. Treatment can start now to use your 2019 benefits, and continue again once your 2020 ones become available.

Getting Started

Everything starts with an initial exam, in which we use x-rays and other technologies to gain a detailed picture of your current oral health. We can identify common problems in the early stages, and also clean your teeth to remove plaque and reduce the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Our exams watch for the indicators of a cavity, dental infection, gingivitis, or periodontal problems. The exam also identifies the presence of TMJ disorder, bruxism, and even oral cancer. If you have any questions about maintaining optimal oral health and using your benefits before the end of the year, then please contact our team today to learn more.


We would like to help you and your family maintain optimal oral health for years to come. To learn more about our approach to family dentistry or about your dental benefits, schedule a consultation with Dr. Burds by calling Gateway Dental Group in downtown Des Moines, IA, at (515) 244-9565.