Starting April, 2012, Implant denture treatment is covered by the insurance under certain conditions when the treatment is associated with loss of jaw bone due to illness or accident. This exception, however, is limited to treatment received at some university medical hospitals today. In general, gum disease such as periodontal disease or decayed tooth is not covered by the insurance. ※The official name of "Implant denture treatment"
There are two type of implant procedures: endosteal and subperiosteal. Endosteal refers to an implant that is fixed into the bone, and subperiosteal refers to an implant that places on top of jaw bone under gum tissue.
※About the range to be applied
- Due to diseases such as tumor and jaw osteomyelitis, trauma of accident, etc., a state in which severe amount of the bone of the jaw has been lost（※）
- or that jawbone is reconstructed by the bone graft
- medically diagnosed as congenital disease (pedophilic illness), more than one third of chin bones are continuously missing
- Jaw bone malformation
〔In the case of the maxilla〕
One third or more of the bone of the jaw is lost in a piece, or it is diagnosed that it is connected to the maxillary sinus or nasal cavity〔Case of lower jaw〕
One third or more of chin bones are lost in one piece, or it is diagnosed that the lower jaw was excised by a disease such as a tumor