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A dental prosthesis (or restoration) can be essential to restore not only the aesthetics but also the function of the bite. In this article, you will learn everything you need to know about different types of dental prostheses, how they differ and how much they cost in Switzerland.
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Topic: Dental restoration
A dental prosthesis or restoration provides a personalised solution for replacing lost or damaged teeth. This is crucial to maintain the aesthetics, function and health of the mouth. Various types of prostheses provide appropriate choices tailored to diverse needs and situations.
The loss of teeth can have a serious impact on one’s quality of life. The aesthetics and functionality of one’s teeth not only influence the smile but also impact factors such as pronunciation and the ability to chew food effectively. Dental restorations or prostheses play a central role in restoring these aspects and help to improve overall well-being.
There are many different types of dental prostheses that are more suitable than others depending on the situation. The most common dental prostheses are:
Replaces larger part of a tooth
Ceramic, metal, gold, composite, zirconium
Often for large cavities, worn down teeth, after root canal treatment
At least 15 years
from CHF 1,200
Replacement for missing teeth
Ceramic, metal, other
For missing teeth
At least 10 years
from CHF 3,000
Larger tooth gaps, missing teeth
At least 10 years
from CHF 3,000
For major tooth loss
At least 10 years
from CHF 2,000
Purpose: Fixed “cap” for damaged teeth
Material: From ceramics to metal alloys, gold, composite, zirconium
Use case: For example in the case of heavily worn-down teeth due to extensive cavities or after root canal treatment
Lifespan: Depending on material and care, on average between 10 and 20 years
Advantage: Aesthetic improvements and protection
Cons: Requires removal of tooth enamel
Pricing: Depending on the material, from CHF 50 per month at bestsmile
bestsmile offers high-quality and custom-made ceramic crowns and bridges tailored to your needs and situation. From CHF 60/month.
Dental restorations always take over the function of natural teeth. There are also restorations that do not replace a tooth per se, but are nevertheless suitable solutions for minor damage. Ceramic restorations that can restore function:
They are not strictly considered dental prostheses. However, they can be an ideal alternative to a crown in the case of chipped teeth or similar flaws: The treatment is minimally invasive and much less tooth substance is removed to attach them.
wafer-thin ceramic shells
These are indirect and custom-made fillings that are prepared in the laboratory and then applied to the tooth. They prove to be an efficient method for restoring teeth affected by cavities. Depending on the extent of the damage, different types of these fillings can be used. They are not considered conventional dental restorations either, but can be the ideal solution for restoring aesthetics and function, depending on the initial situation.
All bestsmile crowns, Veneers, inlays, onlays and overlays are made from high-quality ceramic in our own production facility in Switzerland. Inlays, onlays and overlays can be added to your Aligner or Veneers treatment starting at CHF 1,200. Our expert dental team will be happy to advise you further.
The cost of dental crowns in Switzerland typically starts at CHF 1,000 and varies based on the chosen material. At bestsmile, we only use high-quality ceramic that blends in perfectly with your natural teeth. At bestsmile, you can pay for your crowns in convenient monthly instalments from CHF 50.
The costs of a dental crown can vary depending on the material, dentist and location. Your health insurance provider may potentially cover the costs of a dental crown. For more details regarding your individual case, it is best to reach out directly to your health insurance company.
As with crowns, also the cost of bridges varies greatly. Generally speaking, the costs of a dental bridge in Switzerland start at CHF 900, depending on the material. At bestsmile we only use high-quality ceramics to achieve the most natural result possible. At bestsmile, a three-unit bridge starts at CHF 3,000 or can be financed at CHF 60 per month.
The number of bridge units and the materials selected play an important role in the final price. Depending on the individual conditions, the costs may be covered by health insurance. For further information, it is best to contact your health insurance company directly.
Generally speaking, the prices for an implant in Switzerland start at CHF 3,000.
Implants offer a long-term solution, but are often associated with higher costs. However, the advantages in terms of durability and functionality can justify the investment. Based on the insurance coverage, your health insurance provider might partially cover the expenses.
Generally speaking, the costs of dentures in Switzerland start at CHF 2,000, depending on whether they’re partial or complete dentures and are quite affordable. The costs depend on the type of dentures, the materials used and other individual factors. Similar to other dental restorations, the extent of cost coverage by health insurance depends on various factors. For more detailed information, it’s best to contact your health insurance provider directly.
bestsmile offers a wide range of options to restore dental function and aesthetics. All products are custom-made in our own production facility in Winterthur with state-of-the-art technology and the best materials. The treatment process at bestsmile is designed to fulfil individual needs in the best possible way. bestsmile offers the following dental restorations:
Regardless of your choice, thanks to a personalised consultation at bestsmile, you’ll find the perfect option tailored to your needs. Schedule an appointment now to find out about the various options and get advice from our specialists.