Florida Medicare Dental Plans
Does Medicare Cover Dental Work?
Traditional Medicare doesn't cover dental, but that doesn't mean you need to pay out of pocket. Many Medicare Advantage Plans (Part C) do offer dental benefits, with some plans giving you way more dental benefits than others. You must be signed up for Part A and Part B in order to qualify for a Part C plan with dental benefits. Please contact us for help to review your dental options.
What Dental Services are Covered?
Most Medicare Advantage plans will cover at least a little bit for dental. For many plans, that will be limited to x-rays, dental cleanings, fillings, or extractions. Does Medicare cover dental implants? In Florida, there are a few Part C plans that will cover up to 2 implants per year. Some plans will require you to pay the upfront costs and then be reimbursed. This will depend on the company, and also on your zip code. Contact us for more information regarding Florida Medicare Dental Plans and we'll help you look at your options.
With original Medicare, most dental procedures and dental care will be classified as "non-covered services." That means you will be responsible for 100% of the cost for normal procedures and supplies such as fillings, dentures, extractions, or root canals, unless it is picked up by a Florida Medicare Advantage Plan. (Part C)
There are some major exceptions. Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance) will pay for certain dental services. These usually consist of emergency dental services or complicated dental procedures that require inpatient hospital care. For instance, Medicare Part A would cover dental examinations needed before a transplant, or services for certain jaw related diseases, or surgery to treat fractures of the jaw.