Original Medicare usually does not cover dental related services unless it is for certain circumstances. However, some Medicare Advantage Plans will cover routine dental services.
What does Original Medicare cover?
- You receive an oral exam in the hospital because you will be receiving a kidney transplant or heart valve replacement.
- You have a disease that involves the jaw and need dental services to receive further treatment.
- You need ridge construction after the removal of a face tumor.
- You need surgery to treat fractures of the jaw or face, or require dental splints and wiring after receiving jaw surgery.
What do Medicare Advantage Plans cover?
Certain dental services can be covered by Medicare Advantage Plans, but make sure to ask your plan provider which services will be covered, for each plan may be different. It would be best if you also asked your dentist to confirm which plans are accepted.
Take note that the more coverage a plan offers, the higher your premiums, coinsurance, and copayments could be.