Restorative dentistry engages any dental process which concentrates on repairing or restoring injured oral structures.

These procedures consist of fillings, bridges, and implants among many other services such as tooth replacements like dentures, crowns or onlays.

Oral surgical services and anesthesia when surgery is appropriate. Corrective procedures such as root canals.

Dental insurance plans often describe dental services in three classes of service:

  • Class 1: Preventative and diagnostic care, such as x-rays and cleanings
  • Class 2: Basic restorative care, including fillings and root canals
  • Class 3: Major restorative care, including dentures, bridges, and crowns.

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What Would Be Considered Major Restorative Dental Work

In an insurance policy terms such as “basic” or “major” are describe the treatments and procedures being recommended.

Major dental care is a category assigned to services that are broader than fillings.

They are cover treatments such as dental crowns, dental bridges, implants and dentures – services that replace damaged or missing teeth.

Understanding the difference between basic and major treatment is very important when considering in the situation of insurance coverage. 

Is A Root Canal Major Restorative

Root canal treatment is treated as a basic dental procedure and covered by insurance with a high level of additional coverage that includes basic dental not major.

The dentist removes infected blood vessels tissues and nerves from the inside of a tooth, during a root canal procedure.

A dentist helps stop the infection from spreading and prevents the need for extraction later, by removing the bacteria, decay and disease.

Root canal therapy is a fundamental procedure in the treatment of teeth that are severely decayed, infected, or broken.

Root canal therapy preserves teeth’ life for more years, saving them from extraction.

Due to multiple configurations and particularities of root canal in each individual, root canal therapy can be complex and difficult.

This treatment is always a challenge for the dentist, as a result, is to refer the patient to Endodontists specialized in root canal therapy.

Is wisdom teeth removal considered Major Restorative

The removal of wisdom teeth is considered Basic Restorative.

Wisdom teeth extraction can sometimes need oral surgery.

It will depend on the position of your wisdom teeth and whether they have already erupted through the gum line or can be removed to prevent problems.

 For example, patients have wisdom teeth erupt and push their other teeth out of place.

Major Restorative Services

Major services include the most extensive treatment available for helping to maintain good oral health.

Any action that desires to restore the normal appearance and function of a smile is acknowledged as restorative dental care.

Dentists can help restore smile (overall oral health) by fixing structural problems such as missing, damaged or broken teeth.

Major Dental Care Examples