Aesthetic Dentistry

Whiter, smoother, harmonious and flawless - that is how most people would love to see their teeth. Today this wish can be met thanks to the techniques of modern dentistry. The new methods in cosmetic dentistry make your teeth look the best, they are conservative, reasonably priced and not at all painful. The following pages will give you an overview of the possible treatments in cosmetic dentistry.

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Ceramic - Veneers

"Veneers" are what dentists call the super-thin ceramic shells which mask the visible surfaces of unattractive teeth and give them a perfect, flawless look. The fine veneers with their absolutely natural appearance are created in our dental laboratory from high-strength ceramics for your individual requirements.

A favourable option

Veneers are the perfect solution for slightly misaligned or stained teeth. They also allow to close spaces between front teeth or to optically straighten "crooked" teeth. Even chipped edges or cracks can be masked with veneers.
There are various reasons why teeth may be too small or too short. Again, a veneer is a favourable option of restoring the tooth to its original appearance or to make it look even more attractive than before.

Thanks to this innovative aesthetic dentistry technique you will not lose valuable tooth structure through grinding, as it would usually be the case with conventional crowns. The procedure only requires the surface of the tooth to be slightly abraded or grounded.

Once the tooth is prepared, bonding the veneer in place is done with a special dental adhesive. The bonding is extremely resilient and ensures that the veneers will remain bonded to the tooth for a very long period of time.

To make the thin ceramic shells withstand the strains of everyday life we use CAD/CAM technology to make the ceramic substructure out of industrially prefabricated and extremely resilient hard ceramic material. Afterwards our dental technician applies the individual ceramic surface which will be visible to the outside onto the raw veneer.
Because a veneer is made of a translucent tooth-colored ceramic material, there will be no visible difference to your own teeth - neither now nor later. The restored tooth looks completely natural and is aesthetically appealing.

Veneers

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Ceramic fillings - "CEREC"

Ceramic inlays made following the CEREC procedure have been established for more than 20 years in modern dentistry. During this process the fillings (inlays) are made from a special ceramic material and are then "glued" into the tooth.

What makes this ceramic inlay so valuable?

  • The conservative preparation maintains healthy tooth structure, the surfaces usually stay intact.
  • Stable bonding of super-thin layers of tooth structure and fillings carved out for perfect fit: This leads to greater stability than with amalgam or gold fillings.
  • The filling does not shrink. Which means that the filling provides a long-lasting seal against penetration of bacteria.
  • Biocompatibility, because we use ceramics: no metal, no immune response or allergies.
  • CEREC does not leave edges like fillings or crowns, but an abrasion-resistant bonding seam. This prevents irritation of the gum line.
  • Natural coloring: Individual adjustment of ceramic color to tooth color. Filling and healthy tooth blend together.
  • Even very large defects can be ideally treated with CEREC fillings. These cases particularly benefit from the high stability produced with the ceramic adhesion process.

How does it work?

At first the old filling or the decayed area of the tooth is removed. The defect is now prepared as far as necessary and photographed. Our computer uses the collected data to calculate a three-dimensional image, which serves as the basis for designing the inlay filling.

A milling machine carves the actual restoration out of an industrially prefabricated ceramic block in a color matching your tooth under computer control. The dentist will remove the fine grinding ridges and adjust the inlay to the neighboring teeth.
Now the bonding process can begin: The tooth, as well as the ceramic inlay undergo a pre-treatment and are then immediately and resiliently bonded.

Mrs Dr. Symalla during a treatment

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Picture below: Old amalgam fillings that can be raplaced (left). The new ceramic filling (right).

Bleaching - Whiten your teeth

Beauty and a healthy appearance have been a human ideal since the beginning of mankind. Mouth and teeth play an important role as they are a central aspect of the "first impression". Unconsciously we judge other people by their teeth - from their condition we deduce age, social status and general health condition of their owner. The tooth color is above all a decisive criterion. The desire of many patients for whiter teeth can be fulfilled with teeth bleaching procedures.

How does tooth whitening work?

At first we will apply some gel to your gum. The lips and the tongue will be covered with a foil to be protected. We will clean your teeth and one of our dental hygiene assistants will apply the bleaching gel to your teeth. With a special lamp that activates the gel its takes 15 minutes before its can be removed and replaced with new gel. The procedure will be repeated three times before you can see your final result - a shining, bright smile.

Is a dental treatment before the procedure useful?

Yes. In damaged teeth the bleaching agent may penetrate the tooth and may irritate the nerve. Existing crowns and fillings need to be checked because of the big color difference that may appear after the procedure. We do not recommend teeth bleaching if you are suffering from an allergy against one of the substance ingredients. 

Does the bleaching hurt?

We do not use a damaging UV-light and because of an effective filter the treated area won't get too warm. Therefore the treatment is completely free of pain. Occasionally it could come to temporary irritations after the bleaching on the same day.

Does bleaching damage my tooth structure?

No. Numerous studies have proved that this procedure does no damage to healthy teeth. Dentin, tooth enamel, filling surfaces and veneers are not harmed and also the core of the tooth (pulp) remains unscathed.

Splendid white teeth. A desire of many people.

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