My original rating was deleted here. For whatever reason, without contacting me. Only the dentist contacted me, claiming that it was a mix-up, he didn't know anything. He also said that he does not make ceramic inlays. Here is a copy/paste of the services he offers: "Specialities: Implants (ceramic, titanium) All-ceramic crowns and bridges Wisdom tooth treatment Caries treatment Ceramic fillings Amalgam removal Laser treatments ceramic veneer, etc". In my original evaluation I considerately did not mention any names. However, since the dentist, Boris Nikas, rejects all the points mentioned that can be proven, and thinks it is someone else I am evaluating, I must mention the name of the dentist in my evaluation. Here the version of the first evaluation, with name: I have waited very long to write this review, because I never give negative reviews, according to the motto "the good ones should be praised". But after these extremely bad experiences, not only because of the poor work, but mainly how the St. Albantor practice reacted to my case, I decided to share my experience here. One after the other: Order: Replacing the amalgam fillings with ceramics. 1. actually, I should have been surprised when I made the appointment. Although it was not an emergency at all, the work started right away (not a full schedule with only one dentist). 2. the work was done quickly and smoothly. All nice people, the dentist I would rather classify as a craftsman than an artist, which is no problem. It just goes quite rustic (without pain) to the point. 3. unfortunately, with the new all-ceramic crowns and bridges, nothing really fits together anymore. This is normal at first, but then we grind here and there until it fits. 4. the problem was that even after the 3rd session it did not get better and it was said that I should just try it. To be honest, it did not get better. 5th Of course I tried again to improve during the next teeth cleaning appointment, unfortunately without success. 6) As I was abroad on business and my confidence was broken, I had my teeth cleaned by other dentists on a regular basis. IMPORTANT, none of them has done anything to the ceramic work mentioned above. 7. after only 3 years after the work, the first ceramic parts are broken. And no, not during the meal, not even shortly after. Just like that. 8. Yes, it can happen, there is then also the guarantee for it as it is written on the website of the dentist: "Guarantee: Inlays/Onlays: 5 years Partial dentures: 5 years Full dentures: 5 years Implants: 10 years Crowns, bridges: 10 years". 9th dentist Boris Nikas contacted and described the situation. He pointed out that I had not done all tooth cleanings/checks with him, therefore no guarantee, no goodwill, no partial debt and partial payment of costs. The answer of the practice was that I should come for a check-up. Even when I explained that this is not possible at the moment because I am not in town and the damage must be repaired as soon as possible, no goodwill, no understanding. 10th I tried 3 times to find a solution with the practice. Unsuccessfully. As I said, mistakes, problems, etc. can happen anytime and anywhere. What is important is how they are dealt with. In this case it was a total failure. There are no excuses or explanations for the dentist's reaction, Boris Nikas, as I said, I tried 3 times to find an acceptable solution for both parties. Numbers: The cost of all the work at St. Albantor's was around Fr. 15000.00 In the meantime a true specialist has replaced the broken ceramic (only what was broken, not all the other inlays and crowns). Price around Fr. 1900.00. To Zahnarztvergleich.ch: Before you simply delete this review, please contact me first. Receipts, correspondence, etc. are ready. This review was not written to harm the dentist, it is intended to give transparency to people looking for a dentist. Fair rating portals have been created for this purpose. In my evaluation I only share my personal experience. I am not insulting anyone, nor do I judge the skills of Boris Nikas as a dentist.
I came to Mr. Nikas with a necessary complete restoration on my own teeth and implants and precise aesthetic wishes, which I obviously could not fulfil at the dental clinic in the University of Basel. Together with the very good dental technician of Mr. Nikas he was able to achieve a functionally and aesthetically perfect result. It should be emphasized that Mr. Nikas was always ready to respond to my specific wishes during the entire treatment. I feel in good hands in his practice, hence my unreserved recommendation.
In the past I unfortunately had no satisfactory dental treatment. When I had repeated complaints with a treated tooth, I searched the web for a new dentist who would satisfy me. The evaluation on this homepage, the homepage of the St. Albantor dentist himself and the location of the practice have led me to place my trust in this practice. Since I have been doing my treatments there I am more than satisfied. The work that Dr. Nikas and his team did for me is exemplary and, in my opinion, of the highest standard. After each treatment the results were always small masterpieces which made me happy and showed me that I had found the right dentist for me.