It’s true that the public Krankenkassen cover some dental care. But many common procedures and services are only partially reimbursed or not reimbursed at all by public insurers. These include:
Tooth cleanings: Public insurers cover dental check-ups, but not routine cleanings
Composite fillings: Public insurers only cover amalgam fillings, which do not match tooth color
Tooth replacements: Public insurers only partially cover replacements
In these cases, dental insurance will cover the full or remaining cost of procedures. For more information on what dental insurance covers, check out our blog.