Insured patients who, for various reasons, have lost some or all of their teeth can – under certain conditions - count on a refund for dental prosthetics in scope of the National Health Fund.
There are many types of dental prosthetics – depending on the structure, size, and production materials. They all require individual matches, since everyone has an original arrangement, size, and allocation of teeth. The prosthetics are also chosen based on the number and type of cavities.
Types of dental prosthetics
Depending on the number of lost teeth, there are complete and partial prosthetics. The complete ones recreate the entire dental arch; they are used in the loss of all permanent teeth. Partial prosthetics are used when the patient still has some permanent teeth and their condition allows for their effective treatment and preservation within the oral cavity.
Dentures can also be divided by their production material. The most common dentures are acrylic. Such dental prosthetics may be refunded by the National Health Fund.
For patients allergic to acrylic, the prosthetic can be made from e.g. nylon.
There are also dental prosthetics made of porcelain. They are used to recreate small tooth gaps; their installation is associated with the filing of the surrounding teeth. Their use is conditioned by the teeth remaining in the oral cavity.
The National Health Fund will pay for dentures in specific cases
The National Health Fund allows patients who, due to the loss of all their teeth, require a complete prosthetic in their lower or upper jaw to seek refunds every five years.
Patients are also entitled to refunds for replacing missing teeth with a removable partial prosthetic for 5-8 missing teeth in one dental arch.
They are also entitled to free repairs of the prosthetics once every two years.