Restorative dentistry or reconstructive dentistry restores function to damaged or genetically defective teeth. While most cosmetic dental procedures can restore your smile, truly restorative and reconstructive procedures are those that are deemed medically necessary and are not just performed for aesthetic reasons. Because these procedures are medically necessary, they are usually covered by insurance. Whether or not all of the procedure is covered by insurance varies, and largely depends on your specific insurance carrier.
Restorative Dental Procedures
Restorative dental procedures include:
- Dental Implants – artificial tooth roots embedded in the jawbone to support porcelain teeth where the natural teeth have been lost.
- Endodontics - the dreaded “root canal”. Just mentioning a root canal used to elicit sympathetic winces, but those days are long gone. Endodontics is now as pain-free as any other dental work.
- Dentures and Partials - another way to replace missing teeth.
- Gum Disease Treatment – an entirely health-oriented course of treatment that will restore and preserve your oral health, and that, in turn, will preserve your natural teeth.
- Crowns – usually necessary when endodontics are done. Colonial Dental Group offers only porcelain crowns… no gold crowns. Insurance companies may or may not pay for porcelain restorations, and we would have to talk with you about what insurance coverage you have.