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Hi, I need a chairside veneer on top of my front teeth but I also have cavities in the back of my teeth. The dentist said that the chairside veneer only covers the front of my teeth so that I have to pay for the cavity/filling on the back of my teeth separately.

Do you normally have to pay for front tooth treatment & also back teeth treatment separately? So since the chairside veneer is on the front of my teeth, I pay for that & then I have to pay for simple filling on back of my teeth too. Or can I find a dentist that only charges for chairside veneer & still get treatment on front & back together?

Please let me know. thank you.

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dental work is charged by the individual work that is done...that is per tooth, per restoration. you can have the work done at the same time. that is not a problem at all. when it is charged out it will be charged as a front tooth restoration and a back tooth restoration. we are stuck using codes that describe everything we do. i hope this explains it better for you,

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