Upon retiring, many seniors lose their dental coverage, which makes finding free dentures and dental care a priority.
Free dentures are hard to come by. First of all, please remember that Medicare is not an option for free dentures. Medicare will not pick up the tab for low-cost or free dentures.
Here are a few options out there for needy senior citizens:
- Your state dental association – find programs for low-cost or free denture services
- Local charities – often in a position to know if a local dentist is willing to do this type of work
- Your local Office of the Aging – (ie: Division of Senior Services) because they work with so many senior citizens they may have information on how to get free dentures
- Is there a financing option? Some dentists allow you to pay by installments to reduce the financial burden
Make phone calls and do lots of research online. Of course you could even consider making your own dentures.