Generally the cost of cosmetic dentistry procedures are not covered by dental insurance companies. However, there are some instances in which cosmetic dentistry and general dentistry overlap. For example, a patient with a missing tooth may want to replace that tooth to restore the esthetic appearance of their smile. This restoration, although esthetic, is also functional and necessary. The empty space where the missing tooth once may cause teeth to shift, irregularities in bite, loss of support to facial features, diffiuculty eating and speaking, etc. Another example is a dental veneer, which may also be required if a tooth is cracked, or badly chipped to prevent further damage. Ask Dr. Oueis here at Oueis Dentistry in Ottawa during your FREE consult for more information on how your individual treatment would be classified by dental insurance.