Does Medicaid Pay For Dentures?


WIll medicaid help to pay for implants for missing teeth if deemed medically necessary?

If I could find a doctor to say that a bridge or conventional dentures are medically not an option for me, would medicaid pay for the type of teeth replacement that screws into the bone? What about people that wear a full set of regular removable dentures that have no teeth at all, would medicaid pay for them to get the implants that make it more possible to chew with false teeth? Thanks in advance for your answers.

Medicaid does not cover dental work for adults in my state. My past experience with Medicaid is they do not pay for implants because it is not medically necessary by any dentist's definition and they would need pre-authorization but because of the cost I doubt Medicaid would. They pay only for dentures. If you have a medical doctor to give some good reason why you need an implant maybe they would do it but I dont think so. You should find a dental college which can give you a reduced price.

Will Medicaid cover the cost of dentures for my 72 yr. old father?

Dad has Medicare Part A and Part B and Medicaid. He has very poor teeth. They cause him pain and discomfort on a regular basis. He would like to have them all extracted and get dentures. But he can only afford this if Medicaid will pay for it all. What information can you give me?

Set up an appointment with a dentist that accepts Medicaid. They are supposed to be able to take accept payment from Medicaid as full payment and should not charge you unless the Dental Lab bill is more than what Medicaid has paid the Dr. With Medicaid and with all dental insurances, the office must send in the x-rays taken at the exam along with a request for an approval. i must tell you that Medicaid is very tough and strict in approving things. In New York it takes them up to 6 weeks before we even get an answer. Keep in mind that they will not cover another denture if he has an existing one that's NOT more than 5 years. It's good to try anyway. Best of Luck!

Did you get false teeth after your gums healed? Do you wear them alot?

I am having all my teeth removed tomorrow, Medicaid wont pay for false teeth until my gums completely heal. I have been told that unless I get dentures right away I will never wear them and it will be painful to try. I am planning on getting dentures in a few months when my gums heal. Has anyone done this ? Did it work out OK? I mean do you actually wear your dentures ?

The purpose of putting dentures in right after the teeth are extracted is to have something in your mouth to function with while the healing process takes place. These are known as immediate or healing dentures.

Once all of the bone and tissue has healed and recontoured then a set of final dentures can be fabricated. The longer the healing time, the better the fit of the final dentures. In my practice, my patients wait 6 months until the final dentures are made. In the meantime, we work with the healing dentures so they can get used to them and have something to function and chew with.

It's not absolutely necessary to have the immediate dentures but be prepared to "gum it" and you'll have a caved in appearance. And don't be in a rush to get the final dentures. Let that tissue and bone heal my friend!!!!

Good luck

Does Ga medicaid cover dentures or partials?

I am not sure about Georgia but, South Carolina does not. Medicaid will only pay for extractions.

Sorry,

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does NY Medicaid cover mini implants for dentures?

Does anyone know if NY State Medicaid will cover mini implants for the use of removable dentures? I am already aware that Medicaid does not cover full-blown implants. However, it's my understanding that they will cover a removable prosthesis... technically, mini implants would fall under that category, as they are only there to support the removable denture. If they are not covered, is there a way to argue against medicaid to get it covered? Thank you!

I don't think any state has a Medicaid that pays for any sort of implants--conventional or mini. The only argument you would have, and it's a 1 in 1000 shot, would be if you had some sort of physical disability (such as stroke damage or major cancer treatment removing part of your jaw) that legitimately severely impacts your facial muscles and negates their ability to control a denture.



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