Dental treatment

Healthy teeth that look good are important to all of us. Problems such as caries and gum and periodontal inflammation can be unpleasant and painful, and treatment can be expensive. Professional teeth-cleaning procedures help to keep your teeth healthy by first removing any plaque and then giving your teeth a thorough polish. With our supplementary DENTAplus cover, you receive a contribution towards the cost of dental treatment and dental hygiene.

Correction of misaligned teeth is also common practice in Switzerland. These days, more and more young people wear dental braces for a period of time. With our supplementary TOP, COMPLETA or OMNIA covers, you will receive contributions towards the cost of such treatments and procedures.

What's worth knowing about dental treatment / DENTAplus

Dental hygiene

Oral care is a vital part of general healthcare. It prevents both disease and bad breath. Annual check-ups including dental hygiene are essential for keeping the teeth beautiful and healthy. Dental hygiene treatment includes professional tooth cleaning, which removes plaque, stains and calculus. Fluoride treatment is used to give the teeth optimal protection against caries. As a result, problems can be recognised and treated at an early stage, avoiding expensive and painful complications.

Dental prosthesis

Gaps between your teeth can be closed either with a fixed ceramic bridge or a removable dental prosthesis. Only the visible part of the tooth, the crown, is replaced.

In the case of implant treatment, the root of the missing tooth is replaced by an artificial root – a screw attached to the jaw bone. The implantation technique can be used either to replace an individual tooth or close a larger gap with several implants.

X-rays

A lot of tooth damage is invisible at first. The interdental spaces and the areas of tooth and bone that are covered by the gums in particular cannot be satisfactorily evaluated with the naked eye. X-rays help dentists identify existing damage early on. There are many different scanning techniques, ranging from simple x-rays of individual teeth to computer-aided, three-dimensional tomograms of the teeth and the jaw.

Braces

Teeth are misaligned if they do not fit ideally into the dental arch of the upper or lower jaw; this has a negative cosmetic impact. Tooth misalignments can impede chewing and can even cause speech disorders. They are corrected in both young people and adults, as the position of the teeth can be improved at any age.