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Medicare Dental Coverage

Dental Coverage With Anthem Medicare Plans

Anthem offers dental coverage packages to complement certain Medicare plans. Whether you need one depends on the type of Medicare plan you have.

The majority of Medicare Advantage plans  already include dental care, such as exams, X-rays, and more. But if you have a Medicare Supplement plan , Part D plan , or both, you can add an Anthem Extras package to cover dental care.

If you only have Original Medicare, it doesn’t cover teeth cleanings, dental exams, X-rays, or common dental issues such as root canals, fillings, implants, and crowns. However, dental exams and cleanings are important, as they can reveal early signs of illness and prevent future issues.

Learn more about Original Medicare and dental coverage .

Anthem Extras Dental Coverage

 

With an Anthem Extras package, you can choose dental and vision coverage  or dental coverage only. These convenient packages complement a Medicare Supplement, Part D, or Original Medicare plan. Our packages offer varying levels of coverage, so you can choose the one that best fits your needs and budget.  

 

To find an Anthem Extras plan, enter your ZIP code to see Medicare Supplement plans in your area. If available, each plan will have an option to add dental and vision packages. 

 

These amounts reflect coverage for dental-only plans without vision coverage: 

Dental-only Benefits Senior Standard Senior Premium Senior Premium Plus

Twice-yearly teeth cleanings and exams

  

  

  

Dental X-rays 

  

  

  

Fillings  

  

80%

80%

Root canals, gum scaling, oral surgery

  

50%

50%

Crowns, dentures and bridges

  

  

50%

Note: These percentages apply to in-network providers only.   

If you do not have a Medicare Supplement plan but would like a separate dental and vision package to complement Original Medicare or a Part D plan, please call us.  

Check If Your Dentist Is In The Plan

You will have lower costs if you use dentists in the plan. We have a large network of providers, and you can easily check if your current dentist is in the plan. 

Dental Coverage With Medicare Advantage

The majority of our Medicare Advantage (Part C) plans  include benefits for prescription drugs, dental, vision, and hearing. What your plan covers will vary depending on where you live, but typically includes:

Two yearly teeth cleanings

Two yearly dental exams

Dental X-rays

Some Medicare Advantage plans also have optional supplemental benefits that will boost your dental and vision coverage for an additional premium. You can add these benefits up to 90 days after your plan starts.

Enrolling In A Dental Care Package

If you’re not yet enrolled in a Medicare plan

If a dental care package is available with the Medicare Advantage or Medicare Supplement plan you want, you can add it to your application.  

If you’re already enrolled

If you’re currently enrolled in a Medicare Advantage or Medicare Supplement plan, please call us. We can help you add dental and vision benefits to your existing plan. 

  Original Medicare: Part A (Hospital Insurance) and Part B (Medical Insurance).

 

Anthem Blue Cross is an HMO & LPPO plan with a Medicare contract. For Dual-Eligible Special Needs Plans: Anthem Blue Cross is an HMO SNP plan with a Medicare contract and a contract with the California Medicaid program. Anthem Blue Cross Life and Health Insurance Company is an LPPO plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in Anthem Blue Cross depends on contract renewal.