Between one in three and one in four children have suffered a tooth injury before turning 16. The mouth-guard provides protection against external impacts to the front teeth and also against tooth splitting (caused by teeth striking other teeth).
The costs resulting from the loss of a front tooth in childhood or teenage years are estimated to be between CHF 15,000 and 30,000 over a lifetime, not to mention a less aesthetic appearance and impaired sensory perception as well as irksome removal, cleaning and insertion, especially of dentures.
Example of an upper anterior tooth loss:
Temporary appliance during childhood and adolescence (up to the age of about 20 years) or until the finish of a top sports career. This is followed by a permanent dental restoration.
Temporary partial prosthesis
Permanent partial prosthesis, removable denture (gingival recession), metal in mouth Approx. CHF 2,000.- 4,000.-
Both adjacent teeth are ground only on the inner (palatal) side in order to fix the missing tooth in place with cement. (Often comes loose, gingival recession) Approx. CHF 2,000 - 4,000.-
Adjacent teeth are ground so that a three-tooth bridge is fixed in place with cement. (Requires daily cleaning with dental floss, secondary caries often results) Approx. CHF 3,000 - 4,000.-
Orthodontic surgery. A titanium screw is implanted in the jawbone. Fixed restoration. Approx. CHF 4,000 - 5,000
For children and adolescents up to the age of 18, we recommend safetydent medium, because the rows of teeth change faster during childhood and adolescence, making more frequent remanufacture of a new mouth-guard unavoidable. We offer children a 10% discount, which is shown on our Prices page
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