My teeth are in such bad shape. Even if I get braces they will only be straight but my smile will still not look good. My dental insurance won’t cover porcelain veneers. I will switch to a plan that does even if I have to pay a higher premium. What plans cover porcelain veneers? – Tessa
Tessa – Porcelain veneers are considered a cosmetic treatment that many dental insurance plans have only limited benefits for, if they provide any coverage at all. Most dental insurance companies provide benefits for the least expensive treatment that will resolve your dental issue.
If a dental plan does provide benefits for porcelain veneers, which usually must be deemed necessary treatment, there is often a 12-month waiting period. Even after the waiting period, you will find that the maximum benefit provided is far less than the cost of porcelain veneers.
We suggest first that you find an experienced cosmetic dentist to place your porcelain veneers. You will get natural-looking and long-lasting results from a cosmetic dentist. Additionally, when you visit a skilled cosmetic dentist, he or she will let you know your options and the results you can expect with each option. It is possible that your smile can be transformed with treatment that is less expensive than porcelain veneers.
Also look for a cosmetic dentist who provides financing or payment plans. Stretching out the payments can help make your smile makeover more affordable for you—even if you decide to receive porcelain veneers.
This post is sponsored by Colorado Springs dentist Dr. Joseph Rota.