Medicare and All-on-4® Implants: A Program That Could Help You Save By Joe McIntyre, DDS on June 25, 2017

An illustration of dental implant-supported denturesAt Smiles for Life Dental Care, we have always worked hard to provide our patients with the most advanced and effective treatments using state-of-the-art technology at costs they could afford. Now, as part of the 1 percent of dentists in the United States who are also certified Medicare providers, Dr. Joe McIntyre is proud to offer a program that will help to make full-arch All-on-4® dental implants more affordable to many of our patients. Through this new program, certain Medicare plans will now cover some of the cost of full-arch All-on-4® dental implants.

Dr. McIntyre is one of the few dentists in the state of Virginia who is both credentialed to treat Medicare patients and who has a proven history of helping patients use their Medicare insurance under Medical Necessary provisions for dental implants. In discussing Medicare and All-on-4® costs during consultations at our Harrisonburg, VA cosmetic, restorative, and general dentistry practice, Dr. McIntyre informs patients that using their Medicare benefits can significantly lower their out-of-pocket expenses. In some cases, Medicare will cover up to 50 percent of the cost of All-on-4® treatment.

Do you have Medicare insurance? Are you missing one or more of your natural teeth? If you answered “yes” to both of these questions, then we strongly encourage you to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Joe McIntyre at Smiles for Life Dental Care today.

Making the Most of Your Benefits

At Smiles for Life Dental Care, we strive to help you make the most of your benefits. In many cases, that means using your dental insurance. In some cases, that means going through a third-party credit company such as CareCredit®. We are particularly excited about this program because Medicare does not generally cover “dental issues.” However, Medicare may cover oral surgery that it deems medically necessary, assuming that it meets its Medical Necessity requirements. If you require full-arch All-on-4® dental implants due to the following issues, then you may be eligible for partial coverage for your treatment by Medicare:

  • Jaw inflammation
  • Infection
  • Bone resorption
  • Inability to chew food

As in any other case, we will help you make the most of your benefits and ensure that Medicare is the right path for you to take before you proceed with your treatment. The chances are good that your savings will be substantial if you are eligible for coverage from Medicare.

Am I Automatically Covered for All-on-4® As a Medicare Recipient?

No - it is very important that you understand that you are not automatically covered as not all Medicare plans are the same. Virginia offers many Medicare insurance plans, and not all plans will cover dental implant surgery. If you are not covered by your current plan, we will advise you of such and help you decide upon a plan that does offer such coverage. You can change your Medicare coverage once a year.

Schedule Your Medicare Consultation Today

To learn about our Medicare and All-on-4® dental implant program, you must meet with us in person. We cannot do a phone consultation. To schedule your in-person consultation, please contact Smiles for Life Dental Care today.

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The team of highly trained doctors at Smiles for Life wants to help you achieve and maintain a healthy smile for a lifetime. Because we want every patient to have access to the advanced treatments offered at our practice, we accept many insurance and financing options, including: 

  • Medicare 
  • Compassionate Finance™
  • CareCredit®
  • LendingClub®
  • Smile Rewards 

To get started, call our Bridgewater office at (540) 828-2312 or request an appointment online.

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