Questions & Answers
Your questions and wishes can best be discussed in a personal meeting. Your concerns as well as your individual situation are important to us. Following a precise diagnostics we can define together the optimal treatment concept.
How can I best reach your dental office by public transport?
Zurich mainstation lies within walking distance to our dental office. The closest tramstop is Rennweg. See timetable.
Where can I park my car?
Can I make an appointment online?
We do not offer this service. Feel free to make an appointment by calling our front desk during our service hours.
I have a first appointment with you. What do I have to bring?
Please bring a list of all the medications you are taking and any existing x-rays. If you are being referred to us by your dentist, your records will already have been forwarded to us.
I am suffering from anxiety disorders and am requesting a painless treatment. Is this possible in your establishment?
You will get to know our team in a first meeting. With the help of a precise diagnostics we will then consider your personal needs and plan a painfree treatment in a pleasant and relaxed atmosphere. Should a sedation or a general anaesthesia be indicated, experienced anaesthetists will be in charge.
I would like veneers. Are you offering these?
We are specialists in aesthetic and cosmetic dentistry. As for veneers, we closely cooperate with experienced dental technicians.
What are veneers?
Veneers are thin ceramic shells which are precisely fitted on front teeth. This method is gentle on the teeth and may even be performed without any anaesthetic in selected cases. Veneers are long-lasting, can improve the colour and shape of your teeth, thus creating a natural aesthetic impression.
Are you offering dental bondings?
Adhesive dentistry for aesthetic and cosmetic corrections is one of our core competences. It will be our pleasure to suggest an optimal solution.
What are table tops or onlays?
Table tops or onlays are thin ceramic shells that are fitted precisely on molars. Applications of table tops or onlays may become necessary where tooth material has been lost due to bruxism(also called teeth grinding) or the excessive consumption of acidic drinks. Table tops replace this lost substance in a minimally invasive procedure.
What are overlays?
Overlays are rather thicker ceramic shells mainly used for replacing large amalgam fillings or to ensure the lasting conservation of teeth after a root-canal treatment.
What is composite?
Composite is a white filling-material used in aesthetic and cosmetic corrections in front teeth and also in the treatment of carious lesions.
What is a mock-up?
We plan aesthetic and cosmetic corrections according to your ideas and suggest a so-called mock-up, a realistic simulation of the expected outcome of the desired treatment. This could give you some idea of what to expect before starting any actual intervention. Upon deciding on a treatment plan, we can give you an approximate estimate of the expected costs.
What does reconstructive dentistry mean?
If a simple treatment with fillings is no longer possible or when more than one tooth needs to be replaced, modern technologies and materials can be used to reconstruct your dentition. Veneers, crowns, bridges, implants or prostheses are just a few examples of available techniques to allow you to gain a better quality of life thanks to the improved chewing function and enhanced outward appearance.
What are implants?
Implants replace lost teeth. They are placed into your jawbones and after a certain period will serve for anchoring crowns, bridges or dentures. For more information please see Implantat Stiftung Schweiz.
Do you place ceramic implants
Should you wish, ceramic zirconium oxide can be used. It will be our pleasure to inform you about the pros and cons of this kind of implant versus titanium implants.
I am missing a front tooth but do not wish to close the gap with an implant - is this possible?
Provided the situation permits this, a missing incisor can be replaced by a so-called resin-bonded adhesive ceramic bridge. The missing tooth is anchored to the neighbouring tooth which only requires a minimal removal of tooth material.
I am missing a molar, but do not wish to close the gap with an implant, is this possible?
The situation permitting, a missing molar can be replaced by a so-called resin-bonded adhesive bridge. Due to the higher chewing forces of the molars, the anchor has to be metal- made. This metal anchor will be invisibly fixed to the neighbouring tooth. If the teeth neighbouring the gap have already been crowned or extensively filled and are healthy, regular fixed partial denture can fill the gap.
What is a resin-bonded bridge?
A resin-bonded bridge replaces a missing tooth. An anchor is glued to one of the neighbouring teeth. This solution is gentle on the teeth and best suited to replace missing front-teeth.
My teeth are not nicely aligned and I would like to correct this. Can you do this?
We shall gladly consider your wishes and discuss treatment options after an intense diagnostics. If a simple correction of the alignment can solve the problem or facilitate a subsequent application of veneers we will be cooperating closely with experienced orthopaedic dentists.
My teeth are getting shorter and shorter. What can I do?
The first thing to do is to find the cause. Nightly bruxism or the consumption of acidic foods may be a reason. Against nightly grinding of teeth a dental splint is recommended.
My chewing muscles or my mandibular joints are hurting, sometimes the pain radiates. What do you recommend?
The first thing to do is to make sure that the cause does not originate from a tooth. Often bruxism or clenching are a reason for these symptoms. It will be our pleasure to explain the situation, show you helpful exercises, and if necessary fit you with a so-called Michigan splint.