Medicare Dental Coverage
Dental Coverage With Empire Medicare Plans
Empire offers dental coverage packages to complement certain Medicare plans. The majority of Medicare Advantage plans already include dental care, such as exams, X-rays, and more.
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.
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
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 plan you want, you can add it to your application.
If you’re already enrolled
If you’re currently enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan, please call us. We can help you add dental and vision benefits to your existing plan.
Call: 855-949-3320, 7 days a week, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
‡ Original Medicare: Part A (Hospital Insurance) and Part B (Medical Insurance).
Empire BlueCross BlueShield is a Medicare Advantage plan with a Medicare contract. Empire BlueCross BlueShield is a SNP plan with a Medicare contract and a contract with the state Medicaid program. Enrollment in Empire BlueCross BlueShield depends on contract renewal.