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Does insurance cover gum contouring and reshaping in NYC?

Many dental insurance companies and plans in NYC reimburse patients for a portion of the cost of gum contouring and reshaping surgery. Gum contouring is usually considered a cosmetic procedure, and typically may not covered by your dental insurance.

What Is Gum Contouring and Reshaping? 

if your gums rest too low or too high on your teeth, you may be a candidate for gum contouring surgery. This cosmetic dental procedure is also called gum reshaping, gingivectomy or tissue sculpting, helps even out an uneven gum line and gives you a smile you can be proud of.

Performed by a dentist professional, it removes a portion of gingiva (gum) from in and around a tooth or teeth in order to treat gum disease or to lengthen the height or width of a tooth or a section of teeth. It can be performed by a general dentist who has training in periodontal surgery.

Insurance Cost Breakdown of Gum Contouring and Reshaping in NYC

Single Pay:$350 per tooth
Insurance Pays:$250
You Pay:$100

Please call us at 212-972-3522 if you have any questions or need more accurate pricing for insurance coverage for gum contouring and reshaping in NYC. You may also use our contact form to receive additional information.

Our Midtown dental office is conveniently located near 30 East 40th Street Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016.

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