Does Medicare Cover Dental Implants?
A dental implant is a structure in the mouth anchored to the jaw, intended to serve instead of a defective natural root, according to the Centers for Disease Control. It is usually attached to a replacement tooth or bridge. Parts A and B of original Medicare insurance
do not cover dental implants (or routine dental care). Some Medicare Advantage plans may include routine dental services. Medicare Advantage (Medicare Part C
) provides a way to get your original Medicare insurance coverage through a Medicare licensed private health insurance company.
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Medicare Advantage plans must offer the same benefits as Parts A and B of Medicare, and many plans include other protections, such as routine dental care and prescription drugs. Part A of Medicare always covers palliative care if you have a Medicare Advantage Plan.
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If you want to review Advantage Medicare plans, you can find out about your dental implant coverage and other dental services. Keep in mind that you must continue to pay your monthly Part B premium, as well as any premiums Medicare Advantage may collect.
You can take a look at Medicare insurance options in your area by simply entering your postal code where it is listed on this page. You can also consider dental insurance (excluding Medicare insurance) with a private insurance company. Some dental plans may cover some of the costs associated with dental implants.
To view the plans in your region, see the Medicare Plan Search tool. This website and its content are for informational purposes only.
Nothing on the site should ever be used as a substitute for professional medical advice. You should always consult your doctor about the diagnosis or treatment of a Medicare problem, including decisions about the right medication for your condition, as well as before performing a specific exercise or eating routine.