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Will Medicare Cover A Chipped Tooth
Medicare is a federal program that pays for certain health care expenses of individuals who are 65 years or older. It is divided into three parts, with Part A covering hospital bills, Part B covering doctor bills, and Part C providing the option to choose from a package of health care plans. Individuals who have Medicare ...Read more
Sometimes: if the dentist who did it within a short time, he will consider. You need to get an exam and x-ray to see what is the best option for you. you can also send me your x-rays for a second opinion http://my.setmore.com/bookingpage/72b8c781-a64f-45c9-9314-934abdd25118 ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Will my dental insurance cover tooth shaping? I'm really bothered by my long front teeth and would like to get tooth shaping, but i'm a student and broke. Does dental insurance ever cover this procedure?
$320 -$640 per tooth: Costs of dental bonding vary depending on your specific dental conditions, dentist's experience and geographic location The average cost of dental bonding ranges from $300 to $600 per tooth. However, many dental insurance plans cover most of the cost. Ask your dentist for more details. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How does a composite tooth veneer compare in cost to a porcelin veneer? 2/3rds of the out-of-pocket cost to the patient with no insurance?
Veneers: Short term or long term? Thrilled or satisfied? Porcelain veneers, while having a higher initial cost are superior to composite veneers in durability and aesthetics and over time probably less costly. Composite veneers wear down, can change color and will need replacement over time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: If the porcelain on the old crown (cap) is chipped assuming there is no recurrent decay, the porcelain can be prepared, an impression is taken, the veneer is fabricated and bonded to the old crown. However, if there is a metal substructure of the old crown it should not be exposed. The best bonding will occur between two porcelain surfaces. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Call for answer: Depends on what coverage your employer bought from the ins co's list. Most plans that have orthodontic riders partially fund treatment up to age 18-19. As an adult w a severe open bite you may also need jaw surgery, and again coverage varies. Call you insurance carrier or your companies hr department, then go see an orthodontist for an exam. They've had that question before. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Poorly: A filling by definition is a "contained" material. It fills a hole. Replacing enamel on chipped edges places bonded composite at risk of separation when brought into function. Biting a sandwich likely will break it off. Bonding composite is a temporary solution. Longevity is important. Small chips respond best to tooth contouring. Large chips to veneering with porcelain. Crown fractures. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
To fix just one discolored/ chipped front tooth do you recommend a veneer or composite bonding? I'm afraid bonding is too brittle and will need fixin
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It depends: Depending on the material used to make the initial crown, it can be successful if it is an all ceramic crown and relatively new.I've done it after a patient refused to have me remove their chipped all ceramic crown. They understood there was no guarantee but 8+ years later it still looks great. So, yes, it is possible but the dentist has to understand the limitations. A new crown is best. ...Read moreSee 8 more doctor answers
Back teeth should be: Back teeth (not incisors or canines) that have been root canal treated should have crowns because a root canal treated tooth will become brittle and weaker over time. If a premolar or molar is not crowned, it will inevitably break & may result in tooth loss. Front teeth should be crowned if the tooth was badly broken, is discolored, or if the dentist feels it is susceptible to breakage. ...Read moreSee 8 more doctor answers
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