Medicare doesn't cover most dental care (including procedures and supplies like cleanings, fillings, tooth extractions, dentures, dental plates, or other dental devices). Original Medicare may pay for some dental services that are closely related to other covered medical services.
Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance) will also pay for certain dental services that you get when you're in a hospital. Part A can pay for hospital stays if you need to have emergency or complicated dental procedures, even though it doesn't cover most dental care.
Your costs in Original Medicare
You pay 100% for non-covered services, including most dental care. Original Medicare may pay for some dental services before, or as part of, certain related medical procedures (like before certain cardiac or organ transplant procedures
Things to know
Some Medicare Advantage Plans (Part C) offer extra benefits that Original Medicare doesn’t cover - like vision, hearing, or dental. Contact the plan for more information.