Does Medicare Cover Dental Implants?
This article was updated on: 07/28/2015
If you have Original Medicare, Part A and Part B, you won’t be covered for most dental services, including routine care, oral exams, cleanings, fillings, extractions, and implants. Original Medicare dental coverage is very limited.
The only dental services that are covered by Original Medicare are those that are an essential part of a Medicare-covered procedure. For example, Medicare may cover a dental exam that you get prior to a heart valve replacement surgery or kidney transplant, as part of an overall pre-surgery exam. However, for most routine dental care, you’re not covered by Original Medicare.
All Medicare Advantage plans are required to cover at least the same benefits as Medicare Part A and Part B. Some Medicare Advantage plans cover additional benefits that aren’t covered by Original Medicare, and may include routine dental or vision benefits. Any additional benefits depend on each individual plan.
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