Basic Treatment

What does it mean Basic and Major Treatments according to the insurance company?

Your dental plan normally covers at a different percentage for major and basic treatments. Typically, your plan covers 100% of basic treatments and 50% of major treatments. Basic treatments include all kinds of dental examinations, hygiene sessions (scaling and polishing), topical fluoride treatment (which is normally limited once a year), dental x-rays, fillings (check to see if your plan covers white composite fillings, most plans do nowadays), root canal therapy, oral surgery such as wisdom tooth extractions, gum therapy such as periodontal surgeries. Major treatments include crowns, bridges, and partial and complete dentures. In brief, basic treatments include everything except crowns and bridges and dentures.