Cosmetic dentistry is becoming increasingly popular as more and more men and women opt for smile makeovers or porcelain veneers to achieve a better-looking smile. These procedures come with a high price, and you may be wondering if your dental insurance will cover your cosmetic dental work.
Dental insurance covers an array of procedures used to restore or maintain healthy teeth and gums. Unfortunately, insurance providers rarely cover the price of cosmetic dentistry, but if a specific cosmetic option can also improve your oral health or repair damage to your tooth structure, then your dental insurance could cover up to 50 percent of the cost.
Cosmetic dentistry focuses on improving the appearance of your overall smile, but sometimes one procedure can improve both the look and function of your teeth, gums or bite.
Cosmetic dentistry can involve one or more of these procedures:
- Smile makeover
- Tooth-colored fillings
- Gum recontouring
- Dental bonding
- Crowns and bridges
- Teeth whitening
- Porcelain veneers
Some of the cosmetic options listed above such as tooth-colored fillings may be covered under your dental insurance plan, but the best way to find out is by calling a representative of your insurance company. Our Pleasant Hill office can help you finance your cosmetic dentistry procedure if your insurance denies coverage.
If you’re interested in improving your smile, please contact our cosmetic dentist in Pleasant Hill today at (816) 844-7344 to schedule your dental exam. Robert M. Davis, DDS. & Associates serves clients in the Pleasant Hill, Raytown and Sedalia areas of Missouri.