Does Medicare Cover Dentures?

Victoria Burke by Victoria Burke | Licensed since 2011
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This article was updated on: 09/10/2018

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If you’re a Medicare beneficiary who wears dentures or needs them, you might be wondering if Medicare pays for dentures.

Original Medicare, Part A and Part B, doesn’t generally cover the cost of dentures or getting fitted for them. Generally, Original Medicare doesn’t cover routine dental care, such as dental cleanings, oral exams, fillings, and extractions.

How can I get Medicare coverage for dentures?

It may be possible that some Medicare Advantage plans might help pay for dentures. Medicare Advantage plans are required to cover all Medicare Part A and Part B benefits besides hospice services (but those are covered directly under Part A). Medicare Advantage plans may also cover additional benefits, such as routine dental services. Costs may vary, depending on the specific Medicare Advantage plan.

If you enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan, you’ll need to continue paying your Medicare Part B premium, along with any premium the plan may charge.

How can I get other coverage for dentures?

Are you having trouble finding a Medicare Advantage plan in your area that covers dentures? You might need to buy dental insurance separately, from a private company. Before you sign up for a plan, you may want to ask the company whether it covers dentures, and how much you might have to pay (for example, if there’s a deductible you have to pay first). You may be able to find dental insurance here.

Want help finding a Medicare Advantage plan that covers dental services? I can show you some available Medicare plan options in your location. You can use the links below if you’d like to speak one-on-one or have me email you some more information. If you’d like to start browsing plans now, use the Compare Plans buttons on this page.

 

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