Has your smile been wrecked by an accident, cancer, or some other extensive disease? It could be difficult at the least and impossible at the worst for your mouth to function. Eating and speaking could be challenging as you’re in constant pain.
Your smile needs more than a mere cosmetic makeover – it needs a full mouth reconstruction.
Rehabilitation. Restoration. Different terms with the same meaning and abbreviation: FMR. You might need a lot of costly treatment to get your mouth working comfortably, again. Is there any way your insurance can help out?
What Insurance Might Cover
Insurance companies generally provide for the medically-necessary procedures in an FMR. You might be covered for things like:
- Surgery to correct your bite
- Tooth extraction
- Gum disease treatment
- Root canal treatment
These treatments are necessary for getting rid of the infection and helping your mouth function so that you can eat nutritious foods.
Familiarize yourself with the benefits your insurance provides so that you know what treatments you can take care of right away.
How to Afford an FMR
Shop around for an office in network with your insurance provider. Look into that office’s payment options for things not fully covered by insurance. They may offer a payment plan, third-party financing, or discounts.
Create a list of the cosmetic treatments you would like to include in your FMR treatment. Aim to take care of one small procedure each year as you are able to afford it. The cosmetic aspect isn’t as important as the functional and restorative treatments that return your bite’s function, but sometimes the two go hand in hand.
Contact your local dentist for an assessment to get an idea of how to plan your FMR.