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Can I get a crown if diabetic purely for cosmetic reasons?

Can I get a crown if diabetic purely for cosmetic reasons?

Absolutely: It is extremely important that diabetics take optimal care of their mouths. You are at a much higher risk to develop gum problems as a diabetic. And there is no reason why you should not have the smile you want. Of course, dentists often consult with physicians to make sure your condition is being well managed. ...Read more

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Crown (Definition)

The crown of a tooth is that part of the tooth on top of the root. The crown of the tooth is the part that is visible in the mouth. A crown restoration is a procedure that restores the crown of a tooth that is damaged by fracture or extensive decay by cementing a replica of the crown over a prepared tooth, and is one of the most common ...Read more


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Is it possible to get a penis implant for cosmetic reasons (to get longer or wider)?

Is it possible to get a penis implant for cosmetic reasons (to get longer or wider)?

Never: A penile implant is never placed for cosmetic reasons in a patient who has normal erections. Implants do not make the penis bigger; they only allow rigidity to the penis sufficient for penetration for intercourse. ...Read more

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Am i allowed to get a crown at an nhs dentist purely for cosmetic reasons?

Am i allowed to get a crown at an nhs dentist purely for cosmetic reasons?

Do predetermination: The best way to find out if something is covered or not is to have your dentist do a insurance predetermination. ...Read more

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Can you explain if it's possible to have a cosmetic surgery for a green stick fracture?

Can you explain if it's possible to have a cosmetic surgery for a green stick fracture?

See below: I am not sure that i understand the question as stated as fracture treatment is by either an orthopedist, hand surgeon or podiatrists. Cosmetic surgery is not indicated in fracture management. ...Read more

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Had what may be a tooth abscess for over a year. May be getting worse, can't afford health insurance. Not sure what to do?

Had what may be a tooth abscess for over a year. May be getting worse, can't afford health insurance. Not sure what to do?

See a dentist ASAP: The tooth abscess won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your body. Dentist will treat a tooth abscess by treating the cause and getting rid of the infection. Do not delay. Look for a free clinic. ...Read more

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If I have a vaginal infection is there any at home remedies/pharmacy things to fix it? For someone who doesn't have insurance it can be costly

If I have a vaginal infection is there any at home remedies/pharmacy things to fix it? For someone who doesn't have insurance it can be costly

Many remdies but...: There are many effective home remedies for vaginal infections but different types of vaginal infections- the main reason to see a doctor is to diagnose what type you have. Planned parenthood clinics are generally quite affordable. When you know the cause check http://earthclinic.Com/ailments-4.Php for great info on home remedies. The most common types are yeast infections and bacterial vaginosis. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a healthy tooth pulled for cosmetic reasons?

Is it possible to get a healthy tooth pulled for cosmetic reasons?

Yes: It is normally done in together with orthodontic treatment, although there are other reasons, too. Remember, once a secondary tooth is extracted, there will not be another one growing to replace it. Have your dentist explain the treatment plan before the extractions are begun. ...Read more

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I have a deviated septum, and want to get my nose restructured, will my insurance cover this? Would this be considered cosmetic or an actual health issue

I have a deviated septum, and want to get my nose restructured, will my insurance cover this? Would this be considered cosmetic or an actual health issue

Deviated septum: A deviated septum is not an uncommon problem. It can lead to nasal obstruction, snoring and even sinus issues. You only need surgery if you are having symptoms. Be sure to have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. It is usually covered by insurance. ...Read more

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Can you get porcelain veneers done on the nhs if you have suffered from achalasia for many years?

Can you get porcelain veneers done on the nhs if you have suffered from achalasia for many years?

Depends: Advice, get preapproval so you know for sure that you have coverage. Ins. Companies have all kinds of exclusions, so proceed cautiously. ...Read more

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If you've had a dental bridge for over 15 years and it's never given you a single problem is it necessary to get it replaced?  What are the risks if y

If you've had a dental bridge for over 15 years and it's never given you a single problem is it necessary to get it replaced?  What are the risks if y

If: If you are seeing your Dentist for an examination every 6 months, and the Dentist deems the teeth and tissues supporting the bridge to be healthy, follow your Dentist's recommendation. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to get cosmetic teeth surgery instead of getting braces/invisaline?

Is it possible for you to get cosmetic teeth surgery instead of getting braces/invisaline?

Depends: Short answer, yes. But more accurately, it depends on what you are looking to achieve. Lots to consider-- cost, longevity of solution, time in treatment. I would discuss with both an orthodontist and a cosmetic dentist and weigh the pros and cons of what you are considering. ...Read more

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Does a dental bridge count as cosmetic dentistry? I'd like to get a dental bridge to cover the gap i've had for years where two teeth are missing. My insurance won't cover any cosmetic procedures though. Is a bridge usually considered to be cosmetic or no

Does a dental bridge count as cosmetic dentistry? I'd like to get a dental bridge to cover the gap i've had for years where two teeth are missing. My insurance won't cover any cosmetic procedures though. Is a bridge usually considered to be cosmetic or no

BRIDGE IS FUNCTIONAL: A bridge to restore a space from lost teeth is first and foremost to restore function. Your insurance company can not deny you reimbursement for a bridge unless they have a pre-existing clause before you received the benefit (teeth extracted ptior to your policy start date). They may offer only a removable denture but who wants that. Implants are the best solution if you have the bone support. ...Read more

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I have to get a dental filling after school was wondering if there is something i could be given to get rid of the lidocaine that medicare could pay

I have to get a dental filling after school was wondering if there is something i could be given to get rid of the lidocaine that medicare could pay

Time: Are you asking if there's something that will make the lidocaine wear off sooner? No such product exists - you just have to give it time. If the numbness bothers you and it is just one tooth, you could talk to your dentist about doing a more localized infiltration vs a nerve block. Perhaps a dentist here could weigh in? ...Read more

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Hi; I am looking for a surgeon able to perform a craniofacial surgery. I do not have medical issues, it is about only an esthetic issue -plagiocephaly?

Hi; I am looking for a surgeon able to perform a craniofacial surgery. I do not have medical issues, it is about only an esthetic issue -plagiocephaly?

Plagiocephaly: I would look for a craniofacial center in your area that deals with craniofacial surgeries - you will likely need a neurosurgeon and a plastic surgeon and perhaps Maxillofacial to address the various surgical issues. ...Read more

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Around how much is it to have 2 teeth straigtened if I have dental insurance which includes orthodontal care as well? Can someone please give me a general estimate becasue I do have very good dental insurance? Im hoping I'll only have to pay under 200.

Around how much is it to have 2 teeth straigtened if I have dental insurance which includes orthodontal care as well? Can someone please give me a general estimate becasue I do have very good dental insurance? Im hoping I'll only have to pay under 200.

It : It is very difficult to give an estimate without complete dental records which would include a complete clinical exam, necessary radiographs and study models of your upper and lower teeth. Very often moving teeth is more involved than it looks. I would suggest seeing an orthodontist in person to get evaluated and get some treatment options. I would think $200. Is on the very low side. ...Read more

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I have an overbite and i'm concerned if i need braces. What are the reasons for needing it?

I have an overbite and i'm concerned if i need braces. What are the reasons for needing it?

Lots: Put teeth ; jaws where they belong they work better, wear out less, are easier to clean, are better supported by gums/bone, look better, and make it easier for your dentist to keep your mouth in a state of optimum health. All this translates into shorter, easier, and (importantly) less costly dental visits. ...Read more

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Is a panniculectomy ever considered medically necessary as far as insurance companies are concerned? I have lost 105 pounds and now I have a lot of extra abdominal skin. I would like to have a panniculectomy, but am not sure if my insurance company will p

Is a panniculectomy ever considered medically necessary as far as insurance companies are concerned? I have lost 105 pounds and now I have a lot of extra abdominal skin. I would like to have a panniculectomy, but am not sure if my insurance company will p

Yes: Each insurer is different, but with a lot of weight loss and documented rashes, you may be able to get coverage. However, a panniculectomy doesn'tinclude the muscle tightening (plication) done with an abdominoplasty. You would have to pay out of pocket for that. Talk with a plastic surgeon for full details. ...Read more

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How do you decide if you really have a problem? I certainly have some "laxness" after several childbirths, but my doctor hasn't indicated there is a problem

How do you decide if you really have a problem? I certainly have some "laxness" after several childbirths, but my doctor hasn't indicated there is a problem

It depends: It depends on what your symptoms are. It sounds like some concerns about changes in your vagina from the question. If your physician has not commented on anything, then "structurally" things are likely normal. But if you have a concern about how your body is working now (urination, sexual performance, etc) you should directly ask your physician. These topics are easy to ignore if not mentioned. ...Read more

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How much is a tooth extraction if you don't have insurance? I desperately need one tooth to be extracted, but don't have any insurance, and don't have a lot of money. Can anyone give me some idea of what i can expect to pay for an extraction? .

How much is a tooth extraction if you don't have insurance? I desperately need one tooth to be extracted, but don't have any insurance, and don't have a lot of money. Can anyone give me some idea of what i can expect to pay for an extraction?


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You : You do not have a lot of money and no dental insurance and desparately need one tooth extracted.....And your question was how much would you be expected to pay? I am going to answer the question. The numbers will vary from office to office and how complicated the extraction is....But here goes. In a general dentists office, if they have a discount plan in place for people with financial problems and no insurance, a simple extraction would run $90 and depending upon the condition of the tooth and location, can go up to $140. If the doctor feels it is too complicated for him to perform to get the entire tooth out, he should refer you to an oral surgeon and the price will definitely go up. If you are desperate and can not afford this, try to find a university with a dental school and you might have to pay less. I hope this helps and i hope you can get your tooth extracted as soon as possible so you are not in pain. ...Read more

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