Does UnitedHealthcare Medicare Cover Dental?

Certain UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage plans may offer dental coverage, which can include coverage for routine dental care and some basic dental services such as dental exams, cleanings, X-rays and other services.

The dental coverage available to you will depend on which UnitedHealthcare Medicare plan you choose.

What Dental Services May Be Covered by a UnitedHealthcare Medicare Plan?

While Medicare Part A and Part B (also called Original Medicare) do not cover most routine dental care, procedures or supplies, some UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage plans can cover certain dental care services, which may include:

  • Routine cleanings
  • Exams
  • Fillings
  • Tooth extractions
  • Dentures
  • X-rays
  • Periodontics
  • Prosthodontics and oral surgery

The specific plan benefits, coverage and costs included in your plan will vary depending on which plan you have. Not all plans are available in all areas.

Will My Dentist Accept My UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage Plan?

If your dentist is part of your UnitedHealthcare Medicare plan’s network or has agreed to the terms and conditions of payment, you may use your UnitedHealthcare Medicare plan for dental care at that location.

UnitedHealthcare networks include 1.2 million physicians and other health care professionals across the U.S.1

When using your plan to receive covered dental care, you may be subject to a deductible and cost-sharing measures such as copayments or coinsurance. Some services, such as a routine exam, may be covered in full.

Dental coverage is an additional benefit that some, but not all, UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage plans offer. If you are enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan with dental coverage, your insurance provider will detail what dental services are included and what each service costs.

Find a UnitedHealthcare Medicare Plan With Dental Coverage

Because Original Medicare does not provide dental coverage, Medicare beneficiaries may want to consider joining a UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage plan that offers dental coverage.

To learn about the dental coverage included in any UnitedHealthcare Medicare plans that are available in your area, speak with a licensed insurance agent by calling TTY Users: 711 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 

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1 UnitedHealthcare. 2018 Q1 Facts About UnitedHealth Group. (April 2018). Retrieved from https://www.uhc.com/content/dam/uhcdotcom/en/AboutUs/PDF/2018_Q1-FactBook.pdf.

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Last Updated: 09/04/2018

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