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Old 11-21-2007, 11:47 AM   #1
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My wife has experienced several (almost total) upper bone loss. Surgery is required graphing a bone from her hip. Post are required for new teeth. Also, lower teeth will have to be extracted as well and more post put in to match the upper. The problem is that this procedure will cost a considerable amount of money. Does anyone out there have an idea if this type of procedure will be covered in part by Medicare. She is on medicare.

 
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Old 11-21-2007, 05:47 PM   #2
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Re: whole new mouth

I would suggest calling medicare and finding out or asking the dental office. And make sure it's covered before you do anything. They maybe not be up frount about it until after she has it done and stick you will the cost. Sadly this happens all the time.

 
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Old 11-21-2007, 07:02 PM   #3
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Make sure you find out exactly what type of plan yours is, and get approval in writing before every procedure. This may make it take months but it's what you have to do. The dentist is the one who usually sends for approval, and they should send you a copy as well.

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Old 11-21-2007, 09:17 PM   #4
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My wife has experienced several (almost total) upper bone loss. Surgery is required graphing a bone from her hip. Post are required for new teeth. Also, lower teeth will have to be extracted as well and more post put in to match the upper. The problem is that this procedure will cost a considerable amount of money. Does anyone out there have an idea if this type of procedure will be covered in part by Medicare. She is on medicare.
Hi,

I've never heard of medicare coverage with dental care, unless there was an accident of some sort. When you find out, please let us know. This is a first for me. I've been on medicare for a about 8 yrs. now, and never heard of dental coverage with them...Thank you!

 
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