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Dental erosion is a type of damage that can wear away the tooth's outer covering, the enamel. It is caused by the chemical dissolution of acids of intrinsic and extrinsic but not of bacterial origin.


Reconstruction following dental erosion (caused by bulimia, acid reflux and other acid)

Dental erosion is the loss of tooth enamel caused by acids of intrinsic (e.g. stomach acids, acid reflux, bulimia) and extrinsic (e.g. acidic drinks, coke etc.) sources. It is defined as the irreversible loss of tooth structure. As it causes the teeth to become smaller, it can lead to a drop of the lower third of a patient’s face. Often, it is necessary to raise the bite using all-ceramic partial crowns . In the case of acid erosion due to bulimia, tooth erosion can be particularly extensive and can even leave exposed nerves. Dental reconstruction or treatments due to bulimia are covered by health insurance.


Case study: treatment of dental erosion caused by acid reflux


Dental surgery in Zurich – Competence and experience

We are your Zurich-based dental experts in treating dental erosion caused by bulimia and acid reflux. Contact us and we will be delighted to help you!