Overlooking dental coverage as you plan for retirement can lead to some unpleasant surprises. Medicare doesn’t cover most dental services and paying out-of-pocket as you go doesn’t guarantee savings.
Medicare Part A only covers certain dental services you may receive in a hospital as part of your treatment for another medical condition. Medicare doesn’t cover dental services needed to keep your smile healthy. These services include dental visits, cleanings, fillings, crowns and dentures. Without dental benefits, dental care can cost a lot. In fact, the average cost of a preventive dental visit (exam, cleaning, x-ray, and fluoride) is $250-$300 in Washington State. Crowns and implants can cost thousands of dollars without dental coverage.
Oral health conditions, like gum disease, are even connected to other chronic health conditions like diabetes and heart disease.
Our Individual and FamilySM plans are a great way for you to protect your oral health in retirement.