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Old 11.12.2011, 14:05
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and how exactly is advice "just don't get fillings, stupid" useful to the OP?
Quite often dentists will want to fill a 'hole' it's happened to me. When I was 10 my dentist wanted to wait & see what happened, that tooth has never been filled in the following 39 years, on 3 occasions I was told the tooth needed immediate attention.........

In any case once a tooth has been filled it won't last as long as a healhy tooth, obviousely you can get all your teeth filled if thats what you want!
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Old 13.12.2011, 13:07
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Thanks for the recommendations, I am completely s**t scared of dentists.... so personal recommendations from experience are most welcome.
Well I can certainly recommend my dentist, Dr. Cachia, in Waldighoffen. http://medecin.118000.fr/v_waldighof...rgien-dentiste. I too have always had a deep dislike of dentists and dental treatments, but this is just the best I've ever experienced. Had lots of work done by him, and he's really amazing with the anaesthetic - somehow manages to get it to numb the tooth only, with zero numbness to the cheek, lips, mouth, jaw etc. Dunno how he does it, but it's brilliant.

Anyway, it's about 25km from central Basel, takes about 30 minutes to drive, but may very well be worthwhile.

Oh, and about half the price of a Swiss dentist.
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Old 20.12.2011, 15:21
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I recently Had implants, after thinking long and hard about it. Either I Would have to keep maintaining my bridges and watch my gums recede over the coming decades or take the plunge.... I am extremely happy with the results and can definitely recommend Dr Stefano Giudici at Zahnärzte am Pfaun in Zurich www.zahnaerrzte-am-Pfaun.ch. He was excellent in explaining exactle what was involved, how the procedures work and an estmate of what the costs would be. Don't expect cheap work, but I don't think any dentist in Zurich is. Everything he did really did seem to be to my benefit and the results are more than satisfactory. I highly recommend him.
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Old 24.01.2013, 13:41
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I can't suggest Dr Jan Jorgensen enough. He's a fantastic dentist, will do work to your budget constraints and he's excellent with people who are a bit ..afraid of dentists. When I have the cash to see a dentist again, I'll most likely be going back to Switzerland to be treated by him - he's that good.

Dr. Jan Jorgensen
061 681 1132
Near Claraplatz opposite Manor (the door is next to the Tchibo)

Do a search on his last name here on the forum, you'll see a lot of people are quite pleased with his work.
I went the other day to see this famous doctor and I was SHOCKED of the prices he charges. I don't know if he is really doing work considering your budget...
Basically for a filling+the obvious treatment 590 Chf...
I asked how much is to replace a tooth with a porcelain one, he said 2500Chf...
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Old 24.01.2013, 13:50
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I went the other day to see this famous doctor and I was SHOCKED of the prices he charges. I don't know if he is really doing work considering your budget...
Basically for a filling+the obvious treatment 590 Chf...
I asked how much is to replace a tooth with a porcelain one, he said 2500Chf...
I would say that whatever he charges, you won't find a dentist in Basel charging significantly less. There's a post about an EF member that went to Hungary to get his teeth done.
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Re: Dentists, Basel or just over the border

Try taking a dental-holiday to a eastern european country. plane-ticket + hotel + dentist + party + shopping would still be much cheaper than just the porcelain tooth here. and the dentists are actually good
That's what i do
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I would say that whatever he charges, you won't find a dentist in Basel charging significantly less. There's a post about an EF member that went to Hungary to get his teeth done.
Yes, like Cristina.m said it's worth paying for a flight+ hotel + all the rest to an Eastern European country...and I will still have some cash left in my pocket on the way back! How bad could it be to try?
I guess the quality is more or less similar, the only disadvantage is if any problem occurs after you'll be having the treatment you'll have to fly back...
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Old 24.01.2013, 14:00
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Try taking a dental-holiday to a eastern european country. plane-ticket + hotel + dentist + party + shopping would still be much cheaper than just the porcelain tooth here. and the dentists are actually good
That's what i do
Where do you treat your teeth? in Hungary?
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Where do you treat your teeth? in Hungary?
I am from Romania so I stick to my roots
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Old 24.01.2013, 14:09
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I am from Romania so I stick to my roots
What a coincidence...;-)
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Ok, I have a big problem with a tooth, and now after years of dodging the dentist I have to admit defeat and go, but either tomorrow or monday.

Anyone know of an emergency dentist in Basel, that doesn't hurt you too much, or one on the french side which is going to be cheaper.

I could recommend Dr Monika Sand in Saint Louis. Is not very expensive, and she can accept you in emergency quite easily ( I have done this many times and I was never disapointed of her experience or service).
http://www.qype.fr/place/1788869-Dr-...-Sand-St-Louis
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Try taking a dental-holiday to a eastern european country. plane-ticket + hotel + dentist + party + shopping would still be much cheaper than just the porcelain tooth here. and the dentists are actually good
That's what i do
Just yesterday I had a very sweet patient of mine who refuses to have any work done in Switzerland, due to the costs. She comes to me for hygiene, which I sincerely appreciate, and intends to return to Hungary to her "wonderful surgeon". This "surgeon" placed an anterior ceramic bridge across her upper front teeth. The patient LOVES it.....Her molars are so badly affected by periodontal disease that they are wobbly, both vertically and horizontally. Her bone is slowly disintegrating around the roots of her teeth....oh dear....Her "surgeon" suggests she leave them alone, for now...

First of all, the bridge across her front teeth is perfectly awful! It is opaque, bulky and does not fit well. When she smiles it jumps out at you. However, to her untrained eyes, she only sees white...but...it works and was cheap.

Secondly, by leaving her molars in this condition, she is possibly limiting her ability to place implants, in the future. As the bone is destroyed by gum disease, she will have less and less space to place an implant. Then, she will need to build up the area, with artificial bone, thus increasing her costs and discomfort. Again, oh dear....

If I can encourage you, it is to take advise from professionals. If you are concerned about the costs, find a qualified Dental Hygienist, and get her/his opinion, while having your teeth cleaned. A typical cleaning costs less than 200chf and will give you access to good information.

Personally, I have worked in five countries, in four languages, and though the equipment looks the same, the treatment is certainly not. Your ability to smile, speak and eat, will be the single most important concern, when you are 80 years old. Prevention and quality treatment is your best investment.

I love talking to people about their teeth. PM me anytime. It is free.
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Just yesterday I had a very sweet patient of mine who refuses to have any work done in Switzerland, due to the costs. She comes to me for hygiene, which I sincerely appreciate, and intends to return to Hungary to her "wonderful surgeon". This "surgeon" placed an anterior ceramic bridge across her upper front teeth. The patient LOVES it.....Her molars are so badly affected by periodontal disease that they are wobbly, both vertically and horizontally. Her bone is slowly disintegrating around the roots of her teeth....oh dear....Her "surgeon" suggests she leave them alone, for now...

First of all, the bridge across her front teeth is perfectly awful! It is opaque, bulky and does not fit well. When she smiles it jumps out at you. However, to her untrained eyes, she only sees white...but...it works and was cheap.

Secondly, by leaving her molars in this condition, she is possibly limiting her ability to place implants, in the future. As the bone is destroyed by gum disease, she will have less and less space to place an implant. Then, she will need to build up the area, with artificial bone, thus increasing her costs and discomfort. Again, oh dear....

If I can encourage you, it is to take advise from professionals. If you are concerned about the costs, find a qualified Dental Hygienist, and get her/his opinion, while having your teeth cleaned. A typical cleaning costs less than 200chf and will give you access to good information.

Personally, I have worked in five countries, in four languages, and though the equipment looks the same, the treatment is certainly not. Your ability to smile, speak and eat, will be the single most important concern, when you are 80 years old. Prevention and quality treatment is your best investment.

I love talking to people about their teeth. PM me anytime. It is free.
Bad dentists could be find anywhere, Susan. Surprisingly, "even" in Switzerland! Don't get me started on this, please.
What I would actually like to ask you, if you don't mind, is whether you know a really good dentist, whom a patient can trust and discuss things, in Zürich or around, because I personally like to have my dentist where I live.
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Bad dentists could be find anywhere, Susan. Surprisingly, "even" in Switzerland! Don't get me started on this, please.
What I would actually like to ask you, if you don't mind, is whether you know a really good dentist, whom a patient can trust and discuss things, in Zürich or around, because I personally like to have my dentist where I live.
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I absolutely agree. I needed to have a tooth extracted and made a temporary crown (which would be replaced by an implant). I had it done in Germany. The dentist was very nice and all looked professional, but the crown broke off after 2 weeks. Luckily, I was in Krakow then and could see my dentist. He fixed it and I can tell you I can feel the difference. It's much easier to chew and the crown is durable. Thank God, because before I can proceed with the implant, I need to wait until February. That's when the healing process is finished.

Anyway, if somebody fancies going to Krakow here's my dentist's website (in Polish only):
http://orto-praxis.com.pl/index.html

As far as flights are concerned Eurolot should be cheaper than Swiss.
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Re: Dentists, Basel or just over the border

I agree. Dr. Jorgensen is fantastic! Highly recommend him and his staff!
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Re: Dentists, Basel or just over the border

Despite all the recs for Dr Jorgensen, I'm a nervous patient (typical Brit I suppose) and for me the waiting is worse than the actual visit.

So on another recommendation, I went to the "open 365 days a year" dentist at Basel SBB today. And they were excellent. Saw me straight away, explained the options (as I also explained the history behind the particular problem tooth) in perfect English and my dentist (Angela Jehle) really put me at ease.

Just had the prelim work done of a root canal (tooth drilled down, nerves removed, anti bacteria stuff squirted in the canals, sealed and temp filling put on) and it went as well as could be expected

The total amount of work will cost slightly over double the UK costs (non-NHS) but the entire visit seemed so much more professional; from the way the dentist and her assistant behaved to the equipment they used.

Recommended.
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I can't suggest Dr Jan Jorgensen enough. He's a fantastic dentist, will do work to your budget constraints and he's excellent with people who are a bit ..afraid of dentists. When I have the cash to see a dentist again, I'll most likely be going back to Switzerland to be treated by him - he's that good.

Dr. Jan Jorgensen
061 681 1132
Near Claraplatz opposite Manor (the door is next to the Tchibo)

Do a search on his last name here on the forum, you'll see a lot of people are quite pleased with his work.
First visit 140 CHF
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First visit 140 CHF
What do you mean?
Ah, probably the first inspection and xray.
This will be standard practice across all dentists.

I have a friend who goes to Jorgensen and is very happy with the service.

What I have found in my years of wandering around Basel dentists is, none of them are cheap.

I recommend going to a multi-dentist practice where they can do the full range of treatments, not just a 'one man shop' outfit where they cannot do root canals, or implants, or cannot afford the latest equipment.

Currently I go to Lörrach, DZR ( www.dzr.de ) and am very happy with them, not cheap at all, but very modern and efficient.
They all speak English as well, so you can call or mail them.

I have Spanish colleagues, they tell me Spanish prices are about a quarter of the Swiss prices.

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Re: Dentists, Basel or just over the border

FWIW, I paid chf 190 for a molar extraction, and follow up appointment to remove the stitches, with DZR.

I was an existing patient, so no initial costs.

A new patient would need to add an x-ray and initial consultation.

A wisdom tooth is likely to cost a bit more.
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