A majority of those age 50 to 64 don’t realize that Medicare does not cover dental care. Medicare does not cover cleanings, fillings, crowns, dentures, or implants. Many retirees do not plan for the costs associated with maintaining their oral health. Only 10% of seniors have dental care when they retire.
The last thing we want is retirees avoiding going to the dentist because they were unaware of Medicare lack of coverage. Seniors still have the option of enrolling in dental insurance. We recommend investing in routine check-ups to find and treat problems when they are still minor.