As you may know, not all of the procedures that are available at a dental clinic are covered by your insurance plan, and which ones are covered are largely a question of how good your dental insurance plan is. Indeed, how good a plan is can be measured by how much money they give for a procedure, and how many different kinds of procedures they cover. However, not all procedures will be covered, and here is a short list of the ones that will be.
Root canal treatments are almost always covered, by both corporate and work based insurance, as well as private insurances as well. The reason is that root canal treatments are debilitating,. and will make it so that you cannot work, in other words, it is something that needs to be taken care of.
Extractions are also the kinds of procedures where if you do not take care of it, your life will become endangered, thus insurance companies will cover extractions. This can be an extraction of any tooth at all, including wisdom teeth. Fillings are usually covered, but some insurance plans leave fillings out altogether. If you have a good insurance plan, fillings will also be covered in it.
Dental implants are a trickier case, however. While most companies will provide some sort of provision for oral surgery, they are either very vague about what constitutes oral surgery, or they outright have no clause on dental implants. Some companies have added a set amount of money for dental implants, but it is rarely considered an emergency, and thus a lot of dental companies do not have a separate clause for dental implant procedures, but it can be covered under the oral surgery clause of your insurance plan.
Getting any sort of restorative or aesthetic work is usually not covered in an insurance plan. This means that crowns, bridges, dentures, inlays, veneers and any other dental prostheses must be paid for by the person getting the actual prostheses done. Aesthetic procedures include whitening sessions, hygiene sessions and plaque removal or root planning (a deep cleaning of your teeth), but also getting tooth jewelry. Orthodontics are also usually not covered by these insurance plans, as they are not necessary for your work or survival. Remember, it is in the best interest of these companies to spend as little on you as possible. This is a sad fact, but it is necessarily true, a perfect patient for them is one that does need any sort of dental treatments whatsoever. I am not trying to malign these companies, but I am just saying, this is the bottom line.
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