What Does Tricare Dental Insurance Cover?
What Does Tricare Dental Insurance cover?
Tricare dental insurance actually covers a lot of dental procedures. Here’s a list of procedures that are covered dental benefit, the percent it typically covers, and the typical restrictions.
Dental Implant is covered by tricare at 50% (up to annual limit, subject to certain restrictions)
Braces is covered by tricare at 50% (up to annual limit, subject to certain restrictions)
Covered at 60-70%
Wisdom tooth extractions
Covered at 80%
Covered at 100%
Dental Exams (Comprehensive, recall, or limited)
Regular Cleaning and fluoride
A few other things to consider:
- Your rank matters! Theres a difference in benefits if your rank is E1-E4, or above.
- Braces have an age limit
- Certain procedures need to be preauthorized (ie. the dental office need to send a letter to the insurance company confirming that they will pay the contract portion, or you may owe a balance down the road)
- Regular exam, cleaning, and flouride is fully covered!
For a full list, please visit the tricare dental benefits page. Insurance is complicated, if you are still confused after reading all these, you are not alone. Please call us at 915-308-1868 and we can help you navigate your benefits.