Dental veneers

This exclusion on a medical insurance policy means that the policy may not cover dental veneers and related procedures, unless they are deemed medically necessary. A veneer in dentistry is a layer of material placed over a tooth to improve aesthetics and protect the tooth from damage. There are two main types of material used to produce a dental veneer: composite and porcelain. A composite veneer may be directly placed or indirectly manufactured by a technician in a dental lab, and later applied to the tooth, typically using a resin to make a fixed placement on the tooth. Veneers are typically used for treatment of adolescent patients who will require a more permanent design once they are fully grown. The lifespan of a composite veneer can be up to four years, sometimes longer. In contrast, a porcelain veneer may only be indirectly fabricated. A laminate veneer is a usually a thin layer that covers only the surface of the tooth and is generally used for aesthetic purposes. These typically have better performance and aesthetics and are less plaque retentive. This exclusion applies to dental veneers and related procedures that are intended for aesthetic reasons, unless they are deemed medically necessary by a qualified medical professional.