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Medicare’s Dental Coverage is Limited – Know Your Options

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There is a saying that may people are familiar with. “Knowledge is Power”. Well I think we can all agree that is true. How many of us have thought or said, “If I had only known.” Information is all around us but sometimes we don’t know where to start.

The rising cost of everything is simply a fact of life. Dental care is no exception.  For many Americans reaching the point in life where they are eligible for Medicare is a milestone. A milestone, because they have reached a point in life where they have a limited amount of financial resources.

Medicare’s dental coverage is limited. If you have Original Medicare (Part A and Part B), you won’t be covered for most dental services and supplies, including:

  • Dental exams
  • Routine cleanings
  • Fillings
  • Tooth extractions
  • Dentures and dental implants

Medicare Part A (hospital insurance) does cover limited dental services if you receive them in a hospital, and if they’re necessary to perform a covered, non-dental procedure or service. For example, Part A might pay for a tooth extraction in preparation of radiation treatment on a patient’s jaw. However, Medicare will not cover follow-up dental treatment after the primary condition has been treated.

Fortunately there are options available to help protect against what could be catastrophic financial obstacles. There are both Dental discount cards as well as Dental Insurance plans. Dental discount plans provide a discount or reduced price off various services offered by dentists who accept the discount card. Many discount plans have varying rates depending on where you live.

Searching for the right plan for you can be overwhelming due to all the potential choices. It’s really important to know what your best options are. AMAC is able to deliver choices. More than that, our knowledgeable Dental insurance agents will take the time to answer all of your questions, explain your options, and help you choose a plan that suits your individual needs.

Call 888-355-1615 to speak to a trusted AMAC agent.

From - Bright Idea Dental - by Mark Mattlage

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Maria Rose

My idea of a dental plan at my age is to restore the gaps in my teeth with dental implants. I lost the missing teeth because of the dental coverage from my former work plan covered only X-rays, teeth cleaning, and tooth removal. I just saw a woman who I know is on SSI because she is bi-polar and gets Medicaid and she proudly showed me the full set of new teeth she got implanted for free. I don’t mind paying part of the costs but I don’t want to pay for services I don’t need. I have delayed calling about the AMAC plan because of this.