Does Medicare cover dental?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine

In general, Medicare does not cover dental services. Medicare will not pay for cleanings, fillings, dentures, or tooth extractions. If you require dental care while in the hospital, Medicare Part A (hospital insurance) will pay for the dental procedure. In rare cases, Medicare Part B (Medicare insurance) will pay for some dental services. Also, some Part C (Medicare Advantage) plans offer some portions of dental coverage. To find out how to get dental coverage through Medicare, contact your local Medicare office or a Medicare Advantage plan provider.

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