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Medicare for Denture Preparation

Question:

I am 73 years old. I keep seeing a newspaper advertisement from a Colorado dentist that says that I can use up to $10,000 of my Medicare coverage for oral surgery to prepare me for dentures. Before I drive 100 miles to see this doctor, can you verify his ad?

Answer:

I called a well-known oral surgeon in southwest Colorado who has both a medical and dental license. He informed me that he did not believe that advertisement is true. Medicare pays for medically necessary oral surgery procedures, like tumor removal. He doubts that extraction of teeth for dentures would ever be considered medically necessary. If you need dentures, call my office. We can help. My dental department has well-known and popular Dr. Craig Layton as my dentist. Please check us out at herman4braces.com.