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I want straight teeth but can't afford veneers. Can I get military to cover dentures?

12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice
3 doctors agree

In brief: Don't recommend

I would highly recommend that if your teeth are healthy enough for veneers that you do not get your teeth removed and replaced with dentures.
Do everything you can to perhaps go through orthodontics to straighten you teeth. Once you remove your teeth, they are gone forever.

In brief: Don't recommend

I would highly recommend that if your teeth are healthy enough for veneers that you do not get your teeth removed and replaced with dentures.
Do everything you can to perhaps go through orthodontics to straighten you teeth. Once you remove your teeth, they are gone forever.
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
2 doctors agree

In brief: See an orthodontist

Tricare United Concordia dental plan is for dependents of active duty.
They will cover braces for an adult for medical necessity. See an orthodontist for evaluation and treatment options. Dentures is not an option.

In brief: See an orthodontist

Tricare United Concordia dental plan is for dependents of active duty.
They will cover braces for an adult for medical necessity. See an orthodontist for evaluation and treatment options. Dentures is not an option.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. John Thaler
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Depends on your status in the military, where you are stationed, how long you will be there, how the Dental Corps is staffed with specialists, and your diagnosis regarding your teeth and the recommended treatment.
See the Dentist , a Prosthodontist if there is one there, for a comprehensive examination. Then discuss your options and the availability. Good Luck.

In brief: Depends

Depends on your status in the military, where you are stationed, how long you will be there, how the Dental Corps is staffed with specialists, and your diagnosis regarding your teeth and the recommended treatment.
See the Dentist , a Prosthodontist if there is one there, for a comprehensive examination. Then discuss your options and the availability. Good Luck.
Dr. John Thaler
Dr. John Thaler
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Dr. April Ziegele
Dentistry - Cosmetic
3 doctors agree

In brief: See answer

Getting dentures so that you can have straight teeth is not a good idea.
A lot of military insurances will offer orthodontic coverage for you to get braces, which will straighten your teeth.

In brief: See answer

Getting dentures so that you can have straight teeth is not a good idea.
A lot of military insurances will offer orthodontic coverage for you to get braces, which will straighten your teeth.
Dr. April Ziegele
Dr. April Ziegele
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Dr. Ronald Achong
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not a good idea

Try your best to keep your teeth.
Save up for the veneers or maybe braces. You really don't want to be wearing a denture.

In brief: Not a good idea

Try your best to keep your teeth.
Save up for the veneers or maybe braces. You really don't want to be wearing a denture.
Dr. Ronald Achong
Dr. Ronald Achong
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