Medicare doesn’t cover most dental care, dental procedures, or supplies, like cleanings, fillings, tooth extractions, dentures, dental plates, or other dental devices.
You pay 100% for non-covered services, including most dental care.
How Much Does Medicare pay for dental?
A good dental plan will cover the dental services needed to keep your smile healthy. These services include dental visits, cleanings, fillings, root canals, crowns, implants and dentures. Without dental benefits coverage, the average cost of a preventive dental visit (exam, cleaning, x-ray, and fluoride) is $250-$300.
Does Medicare pay for oral surgery?
Answer: No, Medicare doesn’t cover any dental care or procedures you receive to maintain your teeth’s health. However, Medicare may cover a service, including oral surgery, if your health is at risk without it or if it is part of another service that Medicare covers.
How do you get free dental work?
State and Local Resources
Your state or local health department may know of programs in your area that offer free or reduced-cost dental care. Call your local or state health department to learn more about their financial assistance programs. Check your local telephone book for the number to call.
Does Medicare Part B pay dentists?
Part B Covers Some Oral Care
Medicare Part B dental coverage works in ways we don’t expect. While there’s no coverage for care, treatment, removal, or replacement of teeth, Part B does cover dental services in situations such as: If you’ve had jaw surgery and need dental splints and wiring.