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Old 10.08.2015, 16:33
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Cosmetic dental work

While I was in the UK last month I visited my dentist, I need £1000 of work doing on my teeth, most of which (£800) is elective and cosmetic. Can I take my quote and explain to a Swiss dentist what I want to have done? And would you recommend this? Or is it easier to just fly back to have it done by the dentist I've had my whole life?
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While I was in the UK last month I visited my dentist, I need £1000 of work doing on my teeth, most of which (£800) is elective and cosmetic. Can I take my quote and explain to a Swiss dentist what I want to have done? And would you recommend this? Or is it easier to just fly back to have it done by the dentist I've had my whole life?
You can take it to your dentist and see what he says but if it's £1000 in the UK you can be sure it will be several multiples of that here.
Cosmetic dental work won't be covered by dental insurance even if you have any.
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Re: Cosmetic dental work

Do ask the dentist if it's cosmetic by Swiss standards or not.

The UK assumes working teeth are things that can chew food without pain, whereas the US assumes working teeth are white, straight and perfectly sized. I don't know where Switzerland sits on that spectrum.
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Do ask the dentist if it's cosmetic by Swiss standards or not.

The UK assumes working teeth are things that can chew food without pain, whereas the US assumes working teeth are white, straight and perfectly sized. I don't know where Switzerland sits on that spectrum.
My front top teeth are a little worn down, apparently from grinding? My dentist warned me about it and told me to wear a bite guard but she wasn't going to recommend any work on them. But once she'd pointed it out I noticed how uneven they looked and I asked if I could have that fixed, apparently I can by having bits of (I don't know the term for it, fake tooth? veneer? white filling material?) stuff glued on to the end of my teeth. She showed me before and after pics of someone else who'd had the work and I decided I've got to have that!
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