Dental Benefits

Why is having a good dental plan so important?


Because a healthier smile can be important to maintaining overall health. 

Maintaining good oral health matters. Studies show that those with dental coverage are more likely to visit the dentist. And of course staying on top of your care is the key to preventing costly problems that can add up. Plus, going to the dentist regularly can help prevent problems that have been linked to stroke or heart disease.

That’s where a good dental plan comes in. The right coverage makes it easier to visit the dentist and helps lower your costs. You get support to keep up with dental cleanings and other preventive care that helps you avoid costly problems and live healthier. Now that’s something to smile about.


How We Cover You & Your Care

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee(BCBST) will pay different amounts to cover different services. We call this list your “Schedule of Benefits,” and it groups different services into one of four levels. Your plan may not cover certain services at all. 

See the example below.


Diagnostic and preventive services such as exams, cleanings and X-rays


Basic services such as fillings and extractions


Major services such as crowns, bridges and dentures


Orthodontic services such as braces and retainers

Note: Services may vary based on your plan or contract. Some plans do not include coverage for all four levels, move services from coverage B to C or have waiting periods.