When you think of cosmetic dentistry, is your first thought that it's expensive and, therefore, not for you? If so, you aren't alone. But you aren't entirely correct, either. Cosmetic dental procedures are often included in insurance policies. Your company will probably cover the cost if it is billed as a necessary treatment, such as preventative or restorative.
Preventative Cosmetic Procedures
If your dentist can prove that a cosmetic procedure will prevent future – pricier – problems, your insurance will probably kick in to help cover it. Common preventative procedures include:
Restorative Cosmetic Procedures
Restorative treatment is used in cases of oral disease – periodontitis – and oral cancer. Treatment for these problems also falls into the cosmetic dentistry category. When disease has caused oral problems, your dental insurance should cover treatment. Some restorative procedures include:
Cosmetic dentistry is often seen as an expensive luxury that only some people can afford. While this may be true for some procedures – porcelain veneers for example – it isn't always the case. Cosmetic dentists work with patients to prevent further problems, such as the need for surgery and other extensive dental treatments. Cosmetic dentists also work with patients who have suffered from oral diseases and cancers to restore their mouth. When these are the reasons for cosmetic dentistry, your insurance provider should help cover some of the treatment costs. Click here for more information about possible treatments.Share
2 December 2014
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