Share of Cost – Medicare and Dental
Does Medicare pay for preventive dental care as well majors services such as dentures?
Original Medicare (Parts A and B) does not cover routine oral dental care, such preventive care and fillings, dentures, root canals, etc.
Original Medicare however, may pay for dental services that are medically necessary prior to another covered Medicare medical procedure.
Such as, Medicare might pay for a tooth extraction if it is required before heart surgery. Or, a person with oral cancer might get a procedure covered prior to radiation treatment. Even if Medicare does pay for some services as preparation for a medical procedure, it will not cover the cost of implants or dentures.