At the Swiss Biohealth Clinic we use biocompatible ceramic fillings, so-called ceramic inlays.
Tooth fillings for caries defects
Small holes, that result from the removal of diseased tooth substance, can be sealed tightly with a tooth inlay. For dental defects, for example due to caries, a variation of filling material is being used. Among these materials is amalgam. It is still used as a filler in dentistry, although it contains mercury, which can cause serious diseases. Furthermore, alternatives have long been available.
At the Swiss Biohealth Clinic we remove amalgam fillings by amalgam restoration and replace them with ceramic inlays, so-called inlay fillings, which are glued into the tooth.
What is a ceramic inlay?
Ceramic inlays are prefabricated dental fillings that are inserted into the tooth. As a tooth inlay, at the Swiss Biohealth Clinic we use so-called CEREC all-ceramic inlays. CEREC is the abbreviation for CEramic REConstruction and is a procedure in which teeth are precisely measured using a 3D camera. That way an exact model of the tooth can be produced, without an impression of the tooth to be treated. The ceramic inlay can then be designed directly on the screen, made to fit exactly and the produced tooth inlay can be inserted immediately.
What are the advantages of ceramic fillings?
There are no health concerns regarding the filler materials in the use of a ceramic filling for teeth. Each ceramic inlay is made of high-quality ceramic, a material that is well tolerated. Furthermore, the color of the dentures can be matched to the surrounding teeth. Ceramic fillings are therefore ideal for the aesthetic dentistry and can be inserted in both front and back teeth. Additional benefits are the long durability and the pressure resistance. .
How long do ceramic fillings last?
Ceramic fillings have a long durability. Usually, they last ten to twelve years and are therefore at an advantage over amalgam, which has a durability of eight to ten years.
Ceramic inlays at the Swiss Biohealth Clinic
The removal of harmful amalgam under sixfold protection is the first step of the Swiss Biohealth ALL IN ONE CONCEPT. The amalgam fillings are then replaced by our CEREC ceramic inlays.
A treatment at the Swiss Biohealth Clinic takes between 45 minutes and 1 hour per tooth. No pain or swelling is to be expected and after the anesthesia has worn off, you are fully operational again.