Fair Square Medicare Wordmark

Will Medicare Cover Dental Implants?

senior man receiving dental care stock photo
By Tej Seelamsetty
Jun 2, 2022

All that You Need to Know About Dental Implants and Medicare Coverage.

Imagine you're back from a dental checkup, and your dentist has recommended a dental implant. You wonder if Medicare will cover your expenses.

Stay Up to Date on Medicare!

Join the Fair Square Medicare Newsletter to stay informed on cost savings, changes to Medicare, and other valuable healthcare information.

What's a Dental Implant?

They usually have a small titanium screw fused to the bone. Once the implant has bonded, a replacement tooth (called a crown) is attached to the implant. (Sometimes, the entire assembly — root and crown together — may be referred to as a "dental implant" or "dental implant system").
If you have a missing tooth, dental implants are the best way to provide a foundation for a replacement tooth that looks, feels, and functions like a natural tooth. They are strong and durable — an ideal option to help restore your smile. They are made of titanium, a metal compatible with the human body.‎
Visual asset.

Dental Implant System|Source:


The implant consists of a body and an abutment, with a crown replacing the missing tooth. ‎Your dentist surgically inserts the dental implant body into your jawbone. The abutment is attached to the implant body, and the crown is then fixed to the abutment.

Will I Get Medicare Coverage for My Dental Implants?


Part A and Part B generally don't cover dental services. Medicare Part A covers inpatient hospital care, and Part B covers outpatient care.
However, some Medicare Advantage plans may cover dental services. If you have a Medicare Advantage plan with dental coverage, check to see if it covers dental implants because many plans cover only basic dental services like annual examinations and cleanups.
Some Medicare Advantage Plans cover dental services, which might include complex procedures like tooth extractions, tooth replacements, and dental implants but may also have a maximum benefit limit or

copays and coinsurance


Will Original Medicare or a Medicare Supplement Pay for My Dental Implants?

Original Medicare or a Medicare Supplement covers your Part A and Part B expenses, but sometimes it may cover dental services. 
If your dental procedure is related to an illness or injury, it might get coverage. For example, dental checkups or extractions performed before heart surgery, an organ transplant or cancer treatment might be covered by Medicare.
Similarly, you might get coverage if you need a dental implant because you lost a tooth due to an accident.
In addition, if you need to undergo a dental implant surgery in a hospital due to a health condition, Medicare might pay for the hospital stay. You must have Medicare Part A and be admitted to the hospital as an inpatient to have a chance to get coverage. Also, if any complications arise during the process, Medicare may provide coverage for the hospital services.

Will I Get My Dental Medications Covered?

Medicare Part A and Part B don't cover prescription drugs, but if your dental implant procedure is performed in a hospital, your Part A Medicare generally covers the medications prescribed during your hospital stay.
If it's an outpatient procedure, you might get coverage for your medications if you have a separate Prescription Drug Plan (Part D) or a Medicare Advantage Plan that includes prescription drugs.
Your doctor may prescribe medications like antibiotics, painkillers, etc., before and after your surgery. Check to make sure your Medicare plan covers the drugs prescribed by your doctor.
You can review the Summary of Benefits and the Evidence of Coverage (EOC) provided by your plan to learn more about your coverage eligibility.
In the Summary of Benefits, consumers can learn about a health plan's costs, benefits, covered health care services, and other features. 
The Evidence of Coverage (EOC) is a document that explains all of the details of your Medicare Advantage or Part D plan. The EOC includes information about what services and drugs are covered by your plan, how much you'll pay for covered services, and what rules you'll need to follow.


Each Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plan is different and offers different levels of coverage. Check your plan's coverage eligibility by reviewing its Evidence of Coverage.
Medicare claims can sometimes be confusing, especially when related to special services like dental surgery.
Fair Square Medicare exists to help you understand Medicare. We're always available to answer your queries. You can speak to our licensed experts by dialing 1-888-376-2028, and they'll help you figure out how your dental coverage works and what it covers.

Stay Up to Date on Medicare!

Join the Fair Square Medicare Newsletter to stay informed on cost savings, changes to Medicare, and other valuable healthcare information.

Recommended Articles

Medicare research stock image
Medicare Consulting Services
Apr 3, 2023
air purifier stock image
Does Medicare Cover Air Purifiers?
Nov 18, 2022
Cover image
Does Medicare Cover Cold Laser Therapy (CLT)?
Jun 14, 2023
Black debit card changing hands against a yellow background stock image
What's the Deal with Flex Cards?
Dec 15, 2022
Cover image
Is Fair Square Medicare Legitimate?
Jul 27, 2023
Cover image
Medicare & Ozempic
Jul 20, 2023
Plastic surgeon handles a silicon implant
Does Medicare Cover Breast Implant Removal?
Jan 5, 2023
Cover image
The Easiest Call You'll Ever Make
Jun 28, 2023
Cover image
Seeing the Value in Fair Square
May 15, 2023
amazon box
What If I Don't Like My Plan?
Jun 8, 2020
Female physiotherapist helping elderly man in wheelchair do exercises with dumbbells at health center stock photo
What Does Medicare Cover for Stroke Patients?
Jan 20, 2023
Cover image
2023 Medicare Annual Election Period (AEP)
Sep 21, 2023
Cover image
2024 Medicare Price Changes
Oct 30, 2023
Senior person holding tissue roll near a toilet bowl, using walker to walk to the bathroom stock photo
Does Medicare Cover Disposable Underwear?
Dec 8, 2022
Senior woman checking blood pressure/heart rate at home stock photo
Does Medicare Cover Home Heart Monitors?
Dec 1, 2022
Nashville city skyline stock image
14 Best Ways for Seniors to Stay Active in Nashville
Mar 10, 2023
woman sitting up in bed experiencing back pain stock photo
Does Medicare Cover a Spinal Cord Stimulator?
Nov 19, 2022
Illustrated referential images of a hospital bill, coins, cash in a wallet, a calculator, and a magnifying glass
What Are Medicare Part B Excess Charges?
Jan 6, 2023

More of our articles

13 Best Ways for Seniors to Stay Active in Jacksonville

14 Best Ways for Seniors to Stay Active in Seattle

20 Questions to Ask Your Medicare Agent

2024 "Donut Hole" Updates

Building the Future of Senior Healthcare

Can I switch From Medicare Advantage to Medigap?

Can I Use Medicare Part D at Any Pharmacy?

Does Medicare Cover Abortion Services?

Does Medicare Cover Cardiac Ablation?

Does Medicare Cover Cataract Surgery?

Does Medicare Cover Chiropractic Visits?

Does Medicare Cover Compounded Medications?

Does Medicare cover Deviated Septum Surgery?

Does Medicare Cover Hearing Aids?

Does Medicare Cover Hypnotherapy?

Does Medicare Cover Ilumya?

Does Medicare Cover Incontinence Supplies?

Does Medicare Cover Inqovi?

Does Medicare Cover Iovera Treatment?

Does Medicare Cover Krystexxa?

Does Medicare Cover Kyphoplasty?

Does Medicare Cover Linx Surgery?

Does Medicare Cover Lipoma Removal?

Does Medicare Cover Nexavar?

Does Medicare Cover Nuedexta?

Does Medicare Cover Ofev?

Does Medicare Cover Oxybutynin?

Does Medicare Cover Penile Implant Surgery?

Does Medicare Cover Physicals & Blood Work?

Does Medicare Cover RSV Vaccines?

Does Medicare Cover Service Animals?

Does Medicare Cover SIBO Testing?

Does Medicare Cover the WATCHMAN Procedure?

Does Medicare Pay for Allergy Shots?

Does Medicare Require a Referral for Audiology Exams?

Does Your Medicare Plan Cover B12 Shots?

Does Your Plan Include A Free Gym Membership?

Everything About Your Medicare Card + Medicare Number

Explaining the Different Enrollment Periods for Medicare

Fair Square Client Newsletter: AEP Edition

Finding the Best Vision Plans for Seniors

How Are Medicare Star Ratings Determined?

How Do I Sign up for Medicare? A Simple How-To Guide For You

How Do Medigap Premiums Vary?

How Does Medicare Cover Colonoscopies?

How Does Medicare Pay for Emergency Room Visits?

How is Medicare Changing in 2023?

How Medicare Costs Can Pile Up

How Much Does Medicare Cost?

How Much Does Medicare Part A Cost in 2023?

How Much Does Trelegy Cost with Medicare?

How Often Can I Change Medicare Plans?

How to Apply for Medicare?

How to Become a Medicare Agent

How to Enroll in Social Security

Is Balloon Sinuplasty Covered by Medicare?

Is Botox Covered by Medicare?

Is Displacement Affecting Your Medicare Coverage?

Is Emsella Covered by Medicare?

Is HIFU Covered by Medicare?

Is the Shingles Vaccine Covered by Medicare?

Medicare Advantage MSA Plans

Medicare Deductibles Resetting in 2024

Medicare Explained

Medicare Supplement Plans for Low-Income Seniors

The Fair Square Bulletin: November 2023

Welcome to Fair Square's First Newsletter

What Is a Medicare Supplement SELECT Plan?

What Is Medical Underwriting for Medigap?

When to Choose Medicare Advantage over Medicare Supplement

Why You Should Keep Your Medigap Plan

Will Medicare Cover it?

Your Medicare One-Stop-Shop

Your guide to Medicare Parts A & B, Medicare Advantage, and Medigap. 100% free.
Get the Fair Square Bulletin

Medicare savings tips, helpful guides, and more.


Medicare 101

Current Clients

Medicare Supplement Plans

Medicare Advantage Plans

Fair Square 2024

Terms of Use
Notice of Privacy Practices

Virgil Insurance Agency, LLC (DBA Fair Square Medicare) and www.fairsquaremedicare.com are privately owned and operated by Help Button Inc. Medicare supplement insurance plans are not connected with or endorsed by the U.S. government or the federal Medicare program. This is a solicitation of insurance. A licensed agent/producer may contact you. Medicare Supplement insurance is available to those age 65 and older enrolled in Medicare Parts A and B and, in some states, to those under age 65 eligible for Medicare due to disability or End-Stage Renal disease. Virgil Insurance Agency is a licensed and certified representative of Medicare Advantage HMO, HMO SNP, PPO, PPO SNP and PFFS organizations and stand-alone PDP prescription drug plans. Each of the organizations we represent has a Medicare contract. Enrollment in any plan depends on contract renewal. The plans we represent do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. Plan availability varies by region and state. For a complete list of available plans please contact 1-800-MEDICARE (TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048), 24 hours a day/7 days a week or consult www.medicare.gov. © 2024 Help Button Inc

We do not offer every plan available in your area. Any information we provide is limited to those plans we do offer in your area. Please contact Medicare.gov or 1-800-MEDICARE to get information on all of your options.