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What is not covered by a dental plan?

Some dental plans do not cover pre-existing conditions, such as missing teeth. Others may not cover dental implants, specialist referrals and other dental needs. Even when you and your dentist agree on the appropriate treatment method for your condition, the contract provision of the dental plan may only pay a portion, or pay only for the least expensive alternative treatment (LEAT) as determined by the insurance company.

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