If you or a loved one is over 65 years of age, tooth loss and other dental issues are unfortunately much more common than you may think. According to dental health experts, more than 27 percent of seniors have no remaining natural teeth. The older you get, the more this number increases, as over 31 percent of those over the age of 75 also fall into this category.
Of course, this can make it harder to eat, smile, and live a pain-free life. In addition, tooth loss can even affect the bone structure of your face. For these reasons, it is especially important to ensure that you are getting the most comprehensive coverage possible when it comes to all of your healthcare needs.
Although dental care is rarely covered under Original Medicare Parts A and B, many Medicare Advantage, or Medicare Part C, plans include some sort of dental coverage. These plans are offered through private insurance carriers. As such, they often combine Original Medicare Part A and Part B benefits into one comprehensive plan. In addition to this, Medicare Advantage plans will often offer even more benefits, including dental services such as: