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Is cosmetic dentistry covered by insurance?


Written by Charan

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Whether or not cosmetic dentistry is covered by insurance depends on the specific insurance plan and the nature of the cosmetic dental procedure.

In general, cosmetic dentistry procedures that are considered purely aesthetic and not medically necessary are not covered by insurance. This includes procedures such as teeth whitening and dental veneers.

However, there may be exceptions for certain cosmetic procedures that also have functional benefits. For example, if a dental crown is needed for both cosmetic and restorative purposes, insurance may cover a portion of the cost.

It is important to check with your insurance provider to understand the coverage details and any limitations or exclusions related to cosmetic dentistry procedures.

Additionally, some dental practices offer financing options or payment plans to help make cosmetic dentistry more affordable for patients.