I have had porcelain veneers for a while now and truly love them. Unfortunately, I’ve recently finished multiple cancer treatments and the result on my oral health has been disastrous. My gums are receded which makes the veneers look weird. Because it is a medical issue, will Medicaid cover replacing the porcelain veneers?
I am sorry for all you have been through. Cancer treatments are rough on the body, including the teeth. Patients who’ve never had a cavity before find they are dealing with multiple issues after chemo and radiation.
When it comes to Medicaid, they will only pay for the least expensive treatment. So, IF you could convince them this resulted from a medical condition, and that is a big if, then with the dental Medicaid mindset they would find it more affordable to extract all your teeth and stick you with dentures. That is definitely not the path you want to take.
My suggestion to you is to look for a dentist who accepts payment plans and find a healthy solution for you which doesn’t break your bank account. For instance, if your porcelain veneers are in good shape and it is the gums which are causing the aesthetics issue, you’d want to deal with the gums. Have they receded because of gum disease? If so, that needs to be treated. Without timely treatment, you could end up losing your teeth. Are the gums healthy but just need to be lowered? There are treatments for that, which are significantly less pricey than getting new porcelain veneers.
The key for you will be a knowledgeable dentist with good communication.
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