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    Quote Originally Posted by retiredAFcivvy View Post
    I think, even though we may not want to admit it, many dental procedures are for esthetics and not medically required. Most insurance companies will balk at medical procedures if determined to be not medically necessary.
    Fillings, root canals, crowns.. IMO those are all necessities.
    Teeth whitening, braces/bridges, those i can see as electives...

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    Quote Originally Posted by garhkal View Post
    Fillings, root canals, crowns.. IMO those are all necessities.
    Teeth whitening, braces/bridges, those i can see as electives...
    Bridges and braces can be a necessity depending on the severity of the issue. For people born with cleft braces are a requirement, bridges can be required for people born with jaw deformities.
    The most important six inches on the battlefield ... is between your ears.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garhkal View Post
    Fillings, root canals, crowns.. IMO those are all necessities.
    Teeth whitening, braces/bridges, those i can see as electives...
    Bridges and braces can be a necessity depending on the severity of the issue. For people born with cleft braces are a requirement, bridges can be required for people born with jaw deformities.
    The most important six inches on the battlefield ... is between your ears.

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    Well, looking at it, Delta and Aetna are the 2 main ones taken by the dentist i go through, and being single, i can get Aetna's insurance for 130 or so a year....
    Since i have (stupidly i know) neglected getting a cleaning since before i retired (June ish 2011), its gotten to where some of my gums are needing severe work, so i will need a pricy as heck deep cleaning ($700!!)...

    So here's hoping getting either of those 2 cut that cost down....

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