As Close to the Original as Possible: Dental Restoration
to Boost Security, Appearance and Comfort
If there is a gap in a row of teeth, it can be closed using either a permanent or removable device. Apart from functionality and aesthetics, these two different dental options are also meant to prevent further loss of teeth.
To close one or more gaps in a row of teeth with a permanent bridge, the neighboring teeth are carefully filed down. Next, an impression of the entire area is taken which is used to make the bridge at the dental laboratory. During a second appointment, the bridge is then cemented into place. It is also possible to anchor the bridge on inserted implants.
The appropriate material for the bridge to be made by our dental technician is chosen depending on your individual case. This method of working together has proven to offer you tooth replacements that are very similar to your natural teeth in feeling, functionality and appearance.
Prosthetics – Comfortable Dentures with Great Functionality
When you no longer have natural teeth or the remaining ones are too weak to support permanent replacements, a prosthetic solution may be necessary. Removable dentures, partial or full, are supported by the oral tissue. They differ from natural teeth in functionality and fixation. However, through optimal design, prosthetic teeth can provide a high level of functionality, speech, aesthetics and wearing comfort.
A partial denture, which is also made of plastic teeth, is anchored to the remaining teeth. Partial dentures are a common, highly functional solution for large gaps. They still allow the speaker to press their tongue against their teeth during articulation without restriction.
Full dentures are meant for clients who no longer have any of their natural teeth. On the maxillary arch, they stay in place by adhesion and suction, much like a suction cup. On the mandibular arch, it is a little more complicated because there needs to be a gap for the tongue, and muscles involuntarily try to remove it. It is very important that the upper and lower teeth interlock well, i.e. "the bite is right". Prosthetics need to be relined on a regular basis. This helps to keep them fitted to the oral tissue, which continues to change with age. It also prevents strain on the alveolar ridge.
Dental Emergency Services
We try to be available to you by phone and email outside office hours:
In case of an emergency, please contact the dental emergency
service of the Dental Association Zurich by calling the following number: