英語 の 翻訳 / English translation:
How many people have prosthodontics or dental implants which are produced abroad instead of in Germany? This is a number nobody really knows. German dental laboratory technicians could buy cheap prosthodontics and dental implants, in German Zahnersatz and Zahnimplantate, from abroad and then they could sell it to German dentists and charge a usual price so that German people would not know whether they had Zahnersatz made in Germany or prosthodentics from abroad. This affair really was a big scandal. It could be that this was one of the reasons which made German health insurance funds decide to stop paying for prosthodontics or dental implants. Therefore more and more German people look for low priced Zahnersatz and it does not matter for them in which country it has been produced. The only important fact is that Zahnersatz or Zahnimplantate at any time must be of as high quality as possible.
What can a dental laboratory technician do who lives abroad and has lost a lot of his customers, the German colleagues? He can try to offer his services to German dentists. Now this is allowed, and it is highly probable that this will bring him some new customers.
But formerly he had German patients as well. These were the German people who always had to pay themselves for prosthodontics and dental implants. Such people went abroad often during their holidays to have the opportunity of a low priced prosthodontics in high quality. Will these people still come if they now have the opportunity to receive lower priced Zahnersatz and Zahnimplantate in Germany?
It may depend on the dentist who implants the new teeth or serves them with prosthodontics. If the patient is really happy about the treatment he will come again for sure if it is possible. In the other case he will look for a dentist in Germany who serves him with low priced Zahnersatz. If the Zahnersatz is of high quality the patient will accept Zahnersatz and Zahnimplantate from abroad just as well as Zahnersatz and Zahnimplantate made in Germany without any complaints.
Probably the patient will stay in Germany. If he looks for a new set of teeth or a denture more than one meeting with his dentist is necessary so that it would be recommendable to stay at home. But in this case he also wants to benefit from low priced Zahnersatz and Zahnimplantate.