Dental Tips Blog

Aug
10

Will My Insurance Cover Dental Veneers?

Posted in Veneers

Dental veneers have been successfully revolutionizing smiles for decades. You’ve long wished you could see some major changes to your own smile. You might now wonder what it could be like to have dental veneers.

The question of cost comes up: will you have to pay out of pocket, or will your insurance help out?

Cosmetic Dentistry and Insurance

Most dental insurances don’t provide coverage for procedures which they consider purely cosmetic. Veneers are a cosmetic treatment.

Is that the end of the line for you? Not always!

Depending upon the condition of your smile, your dentist may assess your case and send a predetermination to your insurance to get an estimate. If your smile shows evidence of damage that can be corrected with veneers (such as slightly chipped teeth or small existing restorations), then some insurances may help out.

What Your Smile Needs

This brings us to the next point: what if your teeth have more than just a slight chip?

Veneers add cosmetic value to the appearance of your teeth. They are not meant to add strength to the structure of your teeth. If there is damage or decay that goes too far for veneers, then bonding or even a tooth-colored crown may be necessary. The good news is that insurance policies are much more helpful in areas such as these!

Make Veneers a Reality!

If you feel that veneers are just what you need to achieve your goal smile, then your local dental team will be happy to help you reach that goal. Ask about payment plans and financing options to lighten the cost of treatment. Most dental offices have provisions for making their treatment as accessible as possible to all, regardless of insurance.

Posted on behalf of:
Soft Touch Dentistry
1214 Paragon Dr
O’Fallon, IL 62269
(618) 622-5050

Mar
8

Features to Look for in Dental Veneers

Posted in Veneers

Dental veneers can give you the perfect Hollywood smile that you’ve always dreamed of having! But not all veneers are created equal. When you’re trying to decide which types of veneers are right for you, here are a few things to keep in mind:

Choosing the Right Size and Shape

Veneers literally change everything about the appearance of your tooth. Most people think about tooth color, but the size and shape of the tooth are just as important. Your dentist will show you types of tooth shapes, length of teeth, and the sizes that will look best on you. You might want to check out a few magazines to have something in mind before your initial consultation. 

A Natural Color that Still Pops!

With so many shades of teeth out there, you want to choose a veneer color that looks natural but still says “Wow!” You’ll want to keep in consideration the color of your other teeth, especially if any of those teeth are not going to have veneers placed over them. Talk to your dentist about if you should whiten your smile prior to your veneers, so that you can choose a lighter material for your procedure. 

The Right Material

Some types of materials look more natural than others. What is it that you want to achieve with your veneer treatment? Some people prefer a more translucent appearance while others want opaque whiteness for a bolder statement. Your dentist can show you the types of veneer materials available and how they will look against your personal characteristics.

If you’ve wondered whether or not dental veneers are right for you, it’s time to set up a consultation with your dentist. He or she can discuss what aspects of your smile that you want to change, and various alternatives such as veneers that can help you get the look you want.

Posted on behalf of:
Park South Dentistry
30 Central Park S #13C
New York, NY 10019
(212) 355-2000

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