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In most cases, Medicare does not cover dental services like routine cleanings, fillings, tooth extractions, or items like dentures. In addition, Medicare Advantage may not provide enough coverage when you need it.

Some Dental Services Medicare May Cover:

  • Certain dental services you get when you’re admitted as a hospital inpatient for your dental procedure, either because of your underlying medical condition or the severity of the procedure. 
  • Specific inpatient or outpatient dental services directly related to certain covered medical treatments. In these cases, you must get the dental service because it’s linked to the success of the medical treatment you need, like:
    • An oral exam and dental treatment before you get a heart valve replacement or a bone marrow, organ, or kidney transplant. 
    • A procedure (like a tooth extraction) to treat a mouth infection before you get cancer treatment services like chemotherapy.
    • Treatment for a complication you experience while getting head and neck cancer treatment services.

Regarding your primary and overall dental care needs, consider shopping for a dental insurance plan that better fits your dental needs. Having good dental healthcare helps maintain good overall health. You can contact our member service line at 310-534-3444, where our team of experts will help you understand each plan’s different options and benefits. They will guide you in selecting the best plan to provide your family with the necessary coverage at a price that fits your budget.

In short, Medicare does not cover routine eye exams for eyeglasses or contact lenses. Medicare also does not cover the cost of glasses or contacts unless you’ve just had cataract surgery.

However, our office offers a vision insurance plan by VSP that provides benefits for eye exams and eyeglasses or contact lenses. VSP Vision Insurance is a comprehensive insurance plan that provides benefits for eye exams, eyeglasses, and contact lenses. The plan covers eye exams with a low copay and includes eyeglasses or contact lenses allowances. VSP has an extensive network of eye doctors and retailers, so finding a provider or a retail location for eyewear is easy. Additionally, VSP offers additional savings on lens enhancements and other vision-related needs. VSP Vision insurance could be an excellent option for those who want to maintain their eye health and save money on vision-related expenses.

Question: I am currently shopping for dental insurance and want to stay with my current dentist. I asked the front office what dental insurance plans are acceptable, and they said that they accept the Delta Dental insurance plan. Still, the problem is that I discovered several Delta Dental products/plans when searching Delta Dental. Which one would my dentist take? 

Answer: Yes, Delta Dental offers several different plans, from HMOs, PPOs, and indemnity insurance plans. Only the HMO plan is a plan where your dentist needs to be a provider of the plan for you to receive the plan benefits, as you have to choose a plan provider. 

With that said, PPOs and Indemnity dental insurance plans are plan types that let you choose your dentist. PPOs have a provider list and may reduce benefits if you decide to go to a dentist who is not a plan provider but can still pick or stay with your current dentist. With a PPO just read the plan coverages so you know what your benefits are if your dentist is not a provider of the PPO plan option.

With an Indemnity dental insurance plan, there is no plan provider list. You can go to any dentist you want. These plan types typically run a little more costly than a PPO plan. 

Regarding the Delta Dental plans we offer, call our member service line at 310-534-3444, and we will be happy to go over our Delta Dental opinions so you can choose the one that best fits your dental care needs. 

Question: I have health insurance through my employer, and although it offers dental benefits, it is limited in coverage of dental care services. Can I buy another individual dental plan and use that instead? 

Answer: If you have health insurance through your employer that includes dental benefits but is limited in coverage for dental care services, consider purchasing an individual dental plan. You also may be able to coordinate benefits. It will depend on what you have currently and if you are going to a dentist who will coordinate dual plans. It is, however, worth asking about at your dental office. 

If you are considering purchasing an individual dental plan, it is essential to review your options carefully. We currently offer 46 different dental insurance and plan options for your review. Our member services at 310-534-3444 will gladly assist you with these options if you have any questions about our dental insurance plans.

Question: What is the best dental insurance in California? I know very little about dental insurance, but I want to spend less time looking into getting a plan. I only need something for essential check-ups and cleanings anyway. 

Answer: We often get asked this question, but the best depends on your dental needs. What dental care do you feel you will need, and what dental provider you may want to go to? You state that you only currently need preventive dental care, which most plans provide benefits for preventive care at a low to free cost. It would help if you spent time reviewing your dental insurance options to ensure you get what suits you. 

However, our member services at (310-534-3444) can review our dental insurance plan options with you and help you choose a plan that fits your current dental needs. 

Maintaining good oral health is crucial for overall health. Poor oral hygiene can lead to dental problems such as gum disease, tooth decay, and bad breath, which can cause significant discomfort and pain. Moreover, research has shown that poor oral health is linked to other health problems such as heart disease, stroke, respiratory infections, and diabetes. Therefore, it is important to maintain good oral hygiene by brushing and flossing regularly, having periodic dental checkups, and following a healthy diet. If you have dental insurance under most plans, this type of service falls under preventive care and is inexpensive.

Tooth decay destroys a tooth’s outer surface from acid-forming bacteria produced by food containing carbohydrates (sugars and starches). Tooth Decay Prevention: Brush your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste. Preferably, brush after each meal and before bedtime to help prevent bacteria from staying on your teeth for a certain length. Consider these helpful tips: Floss your teeth daily to prevent tooth decay and gum disease. Check with your dentist about using supplemental fluoride, which strengthens your teeth and helps prevent tooth decay. Consider dental sealants; sealants are placed on the top of the molars to protect the teeth from decay. Use mouthwashes with fluoride. Many kill 50% or more of the bacteria that cause tooth decay. Chewing gum with the ingredient Xylitol © may also kill some of the bacteria that cause tooth decay.

Question: Is there any dental insurance plans that I can get for a signal person for only $15.00 or less a month. So far all the plans I see for dental insurance are around $30 – $45 or more a month. I am even willing to have longer waiting periods if that will help reduce my monthly cost. I have no major dental needs but I hate not having dental insurance just in case something was to come up.

Answer: Yes you can find low monthly dental insurance plan. What you would want to look for are HMO dental insurance plans. They normally offer very low affordable monthly cost and good over coverages. Another choice also would be a dental discount plan. They to are very affordable on a monthly cost and will help reduce your dental services needed. We over both of these plans types in most states. Just enter your zip code in the quote box provided to review the plan options available

Question: Do to a job change I no longer have dental insurance. It is very important that I maintain dental insurance for my health care. I have diabetes and because of my diabetes I have on and off again problems with my teeth. I have problems mostly with my gums but I also get many cavities due to being a diabetic. I have to see my dentist every three months just so I can keep my teeth in good shape. So I would like to know if getting dental insurance is going to be a problem with having diabetes? Also I do not want to change dentist since mine knows about my diabetes and I like the way he takes care of me. I do not know where to look for dental insurance and I want to make sure I will be covered for my future dental needs.

Answer: Most dental insurance plans do not exclude for pre-existing. You being diabetic and having dental care under the plan should not be an issue. However just read terms and conditions of the plans you are viewing. Most dental insurance will not cover work in progress which is not what you have. The other factor you mention was about keeping your current dentist. I would suggest calling your dental office up and finding out what plans they are a provider of. This will save you from reviewing plans they they do not accept. If you have to buy a PPO or Indemnity dental insurance plan in order to stay with your current dentist then make sure you carefully read the plans term and conditions, since these types of plans will normally have waiting periods and maximum limitations that may effect your current dental care needs.

Question: Right now I an in school so I do not receive dental benefits from my part time job. Is it possible for me to get dental insurance on my own? I do not have a lot of money but want to have some dental for my oral health needs.

Answer: Since you are looking for a lower cost dental insurance plan I would suggest reviewing any dental HMO options available in your state. Dental HMO insurance plans are the more affordable plans with fewer limitations, however you will need to go to a plan provider. You may so want to review any dental discount plans that are available to you in your state. As dental discount plans make dental care more affordable for a very monthly cost.

I was wondering if there are any dental insurance plans that cover for cosmetic services? My current dental plan will not cover for me to have any dental cosmetic services such as teeth whitening, veneers or dental implants. That said I would still like to have some help with the cost of cosmetic dental services. I have yet to find a dental insurance that will cover for cosmetic services.

Reply: Most dental insurance plan to not offer benefits/coverage’s for cosmetic dental care services. So it may be hard to find one that dose. However you may want to review a  dental discount plan options such as Careington. With a dental discount plan you save off all your dental care needs including cosmetic services. Generally your average discounted saving on cosmetic dental services is around 15% to 20% not bad on a plan that cost you less then $10.00 a month for an individual.

I do not have dental insurance and I live out here in OK. I need two dental crowns for my teeth. I was also told that I should have a small cavity filled before it becomes a bigger issue. I just do not have the money needed. My dentist quoted me 2875.00 for two crowns and fillings. Where can I go to get the dental work need for half that cost. Because that is about all the extra money I have right now to spend on my teeth care. Please advise or give suggestions.

Reply: You may want to review either any dental discount plan options or HMO insurance plan options that are available to you in your State. Both of this options are lower cost plans, but more importantly they do not have waiting periods for the dental care services you current need. Now whether or not they are half the cost that you are getting quoted for on not I can not say you would need to review each plan and see which you feel best fits your needs. But both plan types to help to reduce your dental care cost compared to not having anything.

Where can I go to get dental implant work done at a low cost? I do not have dental insurance and a dental discount plan is not cutting it for me. I bought a discount plan thinking it may help and it not like I did not get any discount savings, it is just was not enough. With what the dentist told me I needed, even with the 20 percent discount they said they were giving me under my discount plan, I could still never afford to have the dental implants done. I am not putting the plan down it just does not work for me. Where can I go to either get free to low cost dental work done?

Reply: Finding an insurance plan that cover for dental implants may be very difficult since most dental insurance plans do not provide benefits on the cost of implants at this time. Receiving a 20% savings on the cost of dental implants under a discount plan is about average so I do not think you will find a higher percentage with any other discount plan at least for the dental implant services. I would suggest going to a dental school or clinic for lower cost dental care services they will normally base their cost to some degree on what you can afford to pay. Yet as far as dental implants I am not sure they provide implant services and if they do you want to make sure on cost as I can not see them providing it for free.

Question: I am looking for dental insurance where I am not paying for my dental services in full to my dentist then having to wait to get my money back from the dental insurance company. Right now that is how my current dental insurance works. I am willing to drop that plan although it does pay out well so that I am not having to foot the complete bill just to get my dental services done. What type of plan will let me do that?

Answer: A dental HMO insurance plan is the type of plan, you may want to review if you want to get dental insurance were you are not filing dental claim, and where you pay the amount shown for dental services within the plan. Dental HMO are fee based plans, showing you your cost for all the different dental services covered under that plan. This type of plan lets you know what your cost for each service covered. You do not have to file claims because the dentist is charging you based on the fee schedule.

Many health insurance plans offer though work dose not provide dental insurance benefits those that dose often reimburses too little to make dental care more affordable to it members. Therefore people still do not visit their dentist like they should do to low benefits. However there are many dental insurance and plan options still available to individuals, couples and families that can be bought directly. If you do not have dental insurance or feel like the plan you do have dose not offer you the benefits you may be looking for, then compare our plans today. Buy a dental insurance or plan that will better fit you and or your family dental care needs. By having a good dental insurance plan you are more likely to make and keep needed dental care appointments.

If you are shopping out your current dental insurance plan or looking to buy a new dental insurance plan you have come to the right website in order to explore all your dental insurance and plan options. Depending on the state you live in we have up to 45 different plans choices ranging from HMO’s Insurance to Dental Discount plans, and PPO’s to free choice of providers (Indemnity) insurance plans. These plans are offer though several different companies too, in order to provide you with more options so you can choose the best plan that fits your dental care needs.

Our website provides you with free dental insurance and dental discount plan quotes so that you can compare dental plans and choose the one the best fits you or your family dental care needs. Having a broad range of the insurance and plan options will provide you with more choices and benefit options that will be able to fit your personal dental care needs. Just enter your zip code in the quote box provided so you can review the dental insurance and plan options that are available to you in your area. If you should have any questions about any of our dental plan options please call our member service line at 310-534-3444 M-F 8am-5pm Pacific time.

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