Will my insurance pay for cosmetic treatments?

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Generally speaking, insurance providers do not pay for cosmetic dental procedures since these are considered to be an “optional” treatment. That said, depending on the specific issue being corrected, whether the procedure is strictly cosmetic or also improves the functionality of your teeth, and the type of insurance you have, some procedures may be covered.

Procedures that are strictly cosmetic such as porcelain veneers and teeth whitening are unlikely to be covered by insurance. Procedures such as dental bonding, crowns, bridges, and, sometimes, dental implants, which improve both the aesthetics and the function of your smile, may be covered, depending on your particular plan.

Insurance plans and the coverage they provide vary a great deal from plan to plan. The only way to know for sure what procedures are covered under your plan is to call the number listed on your card and ask.

If you need assistance doing this, please contact our Glendale dental office. Our friendly front desk staff will be happy to help you navigate your dental benefits. We’ll also help you to make the most of your benefits so that you can get the best treatment possible at the lowest out-of-pocket cost.

If your treatment is not covered, remember that we accept a number of financing options as well as major credit cards.

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