Does Medicare Cover Dental Services?

Medicare can be a great coverage option for anyone aged 65 and over. It can provide coverage for inpatient and outpatient services, as well as cover prescription drugs if you choose to add on a Medicare Part D prescription drug plan.

But, besides the coverage you can receive for your hospital and medical costs, what other coverage can Medicare provide? Is coverage for dental care an option?

At Turning 65 Solutions, we can provide you with this answer.

Original Medicare Coverage

If you’re just enrolled in Original Medicare (Part A and B), you most likely won’t have your dental services covered. However, there are some exceptions. For example, your Part A coverage will cover the dental services you receive when you are an inpatient in the hospital. This means if you need an emergency dental procedure, you can expect coverage from Medicare Part A.

Part B will even provide coverage for dental services that are deemed medically necessary and needed for a covered procedure. For example, this can include a tooth extraction needed as preparation for a radiation treatment involving the jaw.

Overall, with Original Medicare, you can expect to pay for all of your non-covered services, which can include most of your dental services.

Medicare Advantage Coverage

Now, with a Medicare Advantage plan, you will receive the same coverage as you would with Original Medicare, but some plans will offer more coverage. This additional coverage can include dental care

Some of the dental services that could be covered under a Medicare Advantage plan include:

  • Cleanings and oral exams
  • Dental x-rays
  • Crowns
  • Dentures
  • Implants
  • Fillings
  • And more

Just keep in mind that depending on your plan, your dental coverage could be limited to receiving certain services within a specific timeframe, such as only having a cleaning once every six months.

What Can Turning 65 Solutions Do For You?

At Turning 65 Solutions, we understand how important it is that you find the coverage you need. That’s exactly why we are here for you, so we can help you get the coverage you deserve!

We understand that choosing a Medicare plan isn’t always the easiest thing to do. With all the different plan options available, it’s hard to choose the exact one.

But there’s no need to worry! Our agents specialize in Medicare and will shop AND compare your Medicare options for you so you don’t have to worry about taking this on all by yourself. We’ll even help you find a Medicare plan at the lowest price so you can get the coverage you need at a price you can afford.

All you have to do is give us a call today at 830-217-6711 for more information about Medicare and dental coverage!

Turning 65 Solutions can help you plan for the future.