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Veneers are the most popular way to give your smile a makeover. But if you have dental insurance, it can be difficult to find out whether they are covered. Fortunately, with this guide, you'll learn all about veneers - what they are, how they work, and what factors affect their coverage.
What are Veneers?
Veneers are one-piece dental fillings that are placed in the mouth. They replace all or part of the tooth's surface with an opaque layer of material to improve your smile’s shape, size, and quality. You usually need to see a dentist to get veneers, but you can also find many dentists who sell veneers.
There are different types of veneers. Two types are called full-on veneers and thin-top veneers. Full-on veneers are similar to your natural teeth and, if you choose to keep them, you can use them as a good alternative to your own teeth. It is the type that you would see at a dentist's office. Thin-top veneers are the same size as your natural teeth.
How Do Veneers Work?
Veneers are attached to your teeth with dental wire. To treat damage to your teeth and to correct discoloration, teeth veneers can help restore the shape of your mouth. Veneers work in much the same way as a retainer, but they're longer, which means that they're easier to install and remove.
Generally speaking, you have to see a qualified dental professional before your teeth veneers are covered by dental insurance. You may also need to get a referral from your doctor for the treatment to go ahead.
Technically, this should be covered by a dental plan, but if your plan does not provide for covered treatment, you will still be able to get reimbursed from your health insurance policy.
Do Insurance Companies Cover Veneers?
Most dental insurance companies don't list veneers among the coverage that they offer. Of course, this doesn't mean that they aren't covered, just that you would need to ask your dentist if they are covered for your dental needs.
The Bottom Line
Unless you have a brand-new set of fillings that you didn't have in the past, you're probably not likely to get an instant matching veneer at your local dentist. But you can use the information you get from this post to help you decide if veneers are right for you.
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