Dental bills can be very expensive as you get older when routine exams turn up the need for drowns, dental implants or dentures. And the fact is that Medicare does not cover routine dental services. A new "Know More" Medicare: Dental and Vision Options from Longevity Alliance highlights the options. Traditional insurance can be expensive and you need to make sure you understand the waiting periods and how much the plan will cover (maximum coverage). You can also look at dental discount plans which carry a smaller annual cost and provide a discount on the amount you pay for some services as long as you use a network dentist. The most important thing in examining your dental coverage options is to understand the cost of the plan and the benefits it will pay. Then decide if you buy dental insurance, enroll in a dental discount plan or go it alone.