Does Dental Insurance Cover Replacing Missing Teeth?


Quick Answer

As of 2015, dental insurance such as HumanaDental cover dentures, according to Humana. Plans such as Delta Dental Premier and Delta Dental PPO may partially cover dental implant costs, but DeltaCare USA does not, states Delta Dental. Patients should obtain estimates before treatment to verify what their insurance covers.

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Generally, dental insurance does not cover replacing missing teeth, according to WebMD. Depending on the plan and the reason the teeth are missing, medical insurance plans may cover dentures or implants. Patients should discuss their needs with their medical professionals and their insurance carriers. By law, Medicare has a blanket dental exclusion and does not cover dentures or dental implants, explains Medicare.

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