Does Medicare cover dental care?
Medicare does not cover routine dental care, preventive services, most dental procedures such as fillings and tooth extractions, or dental devices like dentures and braces. Some Medicare Advantage plans offer dental coverage, often for an additional premium.
Medicare can cover dental procedures that are an integral part of a covered service, such as reconstruction of a jaw following an accident. Medicare may also pay for oral examinations but not treatments preceding a kidney transplant or heart valve replacement.
Last updated: 01-05-2015