Are veneers and lumineers covered by Medicaid?
Are Lumineers Covered with Medicaid?
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Does Medicaid Cover Lumineers?
Lumineers are considered a cosmetic procedure and are not covered by Medicaid.
Veneers or Lumineers are not covered by Medicaid
Medicaid do not cover any type of veneers, as it is considered `cosmetic'.
Medicaid coverage for Lumineers and Veneers
Medicaid Dental Coverage has never covered cosmetic procedures. Lumineers, veneers, whitening all would fall under the Cosmetic Category. Medicaid covers children that qualify up to the age of 21 for exams and cleanings and extractions, fillings and the like. Adults are different. It depends on the state you live in and what they pay or not pay. In California, since we are in such a budget crisis, the only coverage is if the adult is in an assisted living center or the adult is pregnant and their oral health would affect the fetus. Possibly if an MD diagnosis some sort of emergency that demands dental services, the state would provide coverage. Dental insurance does not cover cosmetic dental procedures either. I am so sorry, but that is where we stand with medicaid program in dentistry.
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Dental insurance coverage is a funny thing, its not really insurance but rather a benefit some of us have. Whether it be Medicaid or other plans, they rarely cover cosmetic services. The real reason for having veneers done is usually cosmetic (sometimes functional), but for the most part these insurance plans to not reimburse for these services.
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