I was told my dental insurance doesn’t cover white fillings. I really don’t want the mercury in my mouth from the silver fillings. Is there anyway around that with my dental insurance?
Kathleen J. from Idaho
If you have dental insurance, you won’t have to pay the entire fee. How much you pay will depend on where you need the filling. If you need it on a front tooth, then your insurance will probably cover it. They consider composite fillings (white fillings) on a visible front tooth a legitimate expense. However, if it is on a back tooth, then they may only cover the amount it would have cost to get an amalgam (silver) filling. You can still get the composite filling. You would just have to pay the difference.
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