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Does Original Medicare Cover Dentures?

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No. Original Medicare does not cover dentures. In general, Medicare does not cover any routine dental care, including cleanings or check-ups, and never pays for dentures. It may cover the cost of teeth extraction before an inpatient procedure, but will not cover the cost of dentures after the procedure. For example, if you broke your jaw, then Original Medicare would cover any teeth extraction related to the jaw injury.

Certain Medicare plan options offered by private Medicare-approved insurance companies — such as Medicare Advantage plans — might offer dental coverage. Our free, no obligation eHealthMedicare plan comparison tool on this page can help you find available Medicare Advantage and Medigap plans in your area. Enter your zip code to review a list of plans. If routine dental care is covered, it will be shown by a tooth icon beneath the “coverage included” area on the results page.

Even if several Medicare plans offer routine dental coverage, the specific details may vary across plans. You may want to compare all the ones in your area, calling each one if necessary, to determine which plan offers the dental coverage you need.

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