Medicare Dental Benefits
Generally, Medicare does not pay for routine dental care or dental procedures, such as cleaning, X-rays, extractions, fillings, and root canals. Medicare does not pay for dentures, dental plates or dental devices of any kind.
Certain dental procedures that are conducted in the hospital may be covered by Medicare Part A. Medicare Part A may also pay for hospitalizations that result from dental procedures or that are required by complicated dental procedures, even if the dental procedure itself is not covered.
Additionally, Medicare Part C (Medicare Advantage) plans may offer optional dental insurance coverage, but these services are paid for separately and Medicare does not oversee the administration of non-eligible services offered by Medicare Part C providers.