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What routine corrective treatment is covered by a dental plan?

Posted on Thursday, Aug. 27th 2009 8:25 AM by Dental Plan Review in Cosmetic, Crowns, Dental Help, Dental Plans, Dentists, Dentures, Extractions, Filings, General News No Comments »

What routine corrective treatment is covered by the dental plan? What share of the costs will be yours? While preventive care lessens the risk of serious dental disease, additional treatment may be required to ensure optimal health. A broad range of treatment can be defined as routine. Most plans cover 70 percent to 80 percent of such treatment. Patients are responsible for the remaining costs.

Examples of routine care include:

  • Restorative care – amalgam and composite resin fillings and stainless steel crowns on primary teeth

  • Endodontics – treatment of root canals and removal of tooth nerves

  • Oral Surgery – tooth removal (not including bony impaction) and minor surgical procedures such as tissue biopsy and drainage of minor oral infections.

  • Periodontics – treatment of uncomplicated periodontal disease including scaling, root planning and management of acute infections or lesions

  • Prosthodontics–repair and/or relining or reseating of existing dentures and bridges.

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