Esthetic dentistry

The ultimate goal of the treatment is the esthetic care of the teeth. A variety of modern techniques are available for this. A non-invasive, gentle approach preserves as much healthy tooth material as possible. The choice of materials can be tailored to the needs of your body.

Chan­ges to the shapes of the teeth can be simu­la­ted by com­pu­ter and then also with tem­pora­ry solu­ti­ons in the mouth. This hel­ps to achie­ve con­fi­dence in the aim of the tre­at­ment. Your wis­hes can be imple­men­ted in the practice’s own den­tal laboratory.

Our specialist in esthetic dentistry

SabineBaron_350x440Mrs. Dr. Sabi­ne Baron, M.Sc., is our Spe­cia­list für Esthe­tic Dentistry.

Make an appoint­ment with Dr. Baron: 0611 990370

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Crowns

If the sub­s­tance of the tooth has suf­fe­red great­ly from tooth decay or exten­si­ve, lar­ge fil­lings, this can often only be per­ma­nent­ly recon­struc­ted in a sta­ble way with crowns. The outer ena­mel is care­ful­ly remo­ved in a cir­cu­lar fashion. Par­ti­al crowns only cover the chewing sur­face, whe­re­as full crowns reach down to the gums and encap­su­la­te the ent­i­re sur­face of the tooth abo­ve the gum. Nowa­days crowns can be made from trans­lucent, tooth-colo­red cer­a­mic or a gold sub­struc­tu­re with a tooth-colo­red cer­a­mic covering. They are firm­ly and per­ma­nent­ly atta­ched to the tooth with the aid of cements.

Bridges

If a tooth is lost and the adja­cent teeth are still pre­sent, the row of teeth can be com­ple­ted again with a bridge. The bridge con­nects the neigh­bo­ring teeth, which act as pil­lars for the con­struc­tion. The mis­sing tooth can repli­ca­ted in a decep­tively rea­listic man­ner. Brid­ges are also firm­ly cemen­ted in.

An alter­na­ti­ve to a bridge tre­at­ment is the opti­on of repla­cing the mis­sing tooth by means of an implant (implan­to­lo­gy).

Dentures

Par­ti­al dentures

Depen­ding on how the remova­ble den­tures are atta­ched to the exis­ting teeth, a dis­tinc­tion is made bet­ween the following:

Tele­scopic den­tures: this is a dou­ble-crown sys­tem, in which the teeth are given gold crowns. A tooth-colo­red crown, which is inte­gra­ted into the den­ture, fits over the­se gold crowns con­tri­bu­ting to the anchorage.

Attach­ment dentures

The remai­ning teeth are crow­ned. The­se crowns are equip­ped with an attach­ment device. The matching coun­ter­part is inte­gra­ted into the den­tures. As you push them in they are firm­ly secu­red in place.

Clasp den­tures

clasps sur­round the exis­ting teeth when the den­tures are inser­ted, pro­vi­ding grip and support.

A dis­ad­van­ta­ge of clasp den­tures is that with this type of tre­at­ment, an unphy­sio­lo­gi­cal strain is pla­ced on the teeth and it loo­ks esthe­ti­cal­ly unplea­sant if the clasps are visible.

Full dentures

In the com­ple­te absence of any teeth, the­se den­tures lie direct­ly on the mucous mem­bra­ne. With a good fit, sali­va can crea­te suc­tion bet­ween the den­tures and the mucous membrane.

If the den­ture base is not per­fect, you can secu­re the grip of full den­tures with the aid of even just a few implants. (Implan­to­lo­gy).

Removable dentures

If several teeth or even all of the teeth are mis­sing, the den­tures can no lon­ger be firm­ly ancho­red. With remova­ble par­ti­al den­tures (if some sta­ble teeth are still pre­sent) or full den­tures (in the absence of any teeth) the chewing func­tion is restored.

An alter­na­ti­ve to remova­ble den­tures is the opti­on of repla­cing the mis­sing teeth by means of implants (implan­to­lo­gy).

Bleaching

In many cases the­se days, dis­co­lo­ra­ti­on or a tooth shade that is too dark can be cor­rec­ted. First the teeth are tho­rough­ly clea­ned in order to remo­ve stai­ning from red wine, tea or smo­king for examp­le. Leaky, old fil­lings must also be repla­ced. Only now can the actu­al color of the teeth be asses­sed, and if requi­red, cor­rec­ted. A simp­le, las­ting method for this, which pro­tects the tooth mate­ri­al, is bleaching. With the aid of mild agents, the tooth can be brigh­te­ned from the out­side and, in the case of root-fil­led teeth, also internally.

Home bleaching 

If several teeth need to be whitened, home bleaching is recom­men­ded. You get a soft, plastic tray, which fits over the teeth that are to be bleached. You fill this with the bleaching gel, insert the tray and lea­ve the gel to work for around 1–2 hours per day. After 2 to some­ti­mes 6 weeks, the maxi­mum bleaching effect is achieved.

In-prac­ti­ce  bleaching

In the case of teeth that have had root canal tre­at­ment, the bleaching gel is pou­red into the tooth. The bleaching effect is noti­ce­ab­le after just a few days. Then the tooth gets a new, imper­me­ab­le fil­ling. Indi­vi­du­al teeth or dark stains are also bleached at the prac­ti­ce. The gel is app­lied pre­cise­ly to the area that is to be bleached. The bleaching effect is assis­ted with a war­ming lamp. The tre­at­ment takes around one hour.  Stubborn stains can be remo­ved using other methods (micro­ab­ra­si­on, macro­ab­ra­si­on) or cove­r­ed (veneers, crowns)

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With this sys­tem, our whitening gel is app­lied to the teeth and then “acti­va­ted” with a spe­cial lamp, which takes about 15 minutes.

As cli­ni­cal stu­dies show, this tre­at­ment is com­ple­te­ly harm­less and can be car­ri­ed out on ever­yo­ne. It cos­ts €255 for one jaw, or €435 for both.

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Microabrasion

Dis­co­lo­ra­ti­on which is in the outer ena­mel can­not always be remo­ved by bleaching, but can often be per­ma­nent­ly eli­mi­na­ted using a spe­cial phy­si­co­che­mi­cal tech­ni­que. This gent­le method espe­cial­ly pro­tects the ena­mel, as vir­tual­ly no mate­ri­al is remo­ved. After app­ly­ing a sui­ta­ble pas­te, this is polis­hed into the sur­face lay­er and it remo­ves the offen­ding discoloration.

Composite restaurations

The esthe­tic effect of our teeth is crea­ted by the inter­ac­tion of colors and shapes as well as the dif­fe­rent reflec­ti­ve and trans­lucent qua­li­ties of our tooth mate­ri­al. This must be taken into account for rea­listic recon­struc­tion. High-qua­li­ty com­po­si­te mate­ri­als enab­le laye­red con­struc­tion of tooth mate­ri­al, which is espe­cial­ly important in the visi­ble parts of the incisors. This means defects and tooth decay can be retrea­ted invisibly.

Esthetic Contouring

The sil­hou­et­te of the teeth is some­ti­mes worn and chip­ped. Har­mo­ny and sym­me­try of the con­tour of the incisors in rela­ti­on to the bow of the lip and laugh­ter lines can be res­to­red with the help of small mea­su­res that eit­her add or take away.

Veneers

Extre­me­ly thin cer­a­mic veneers can be app­lied to the ena­mel. Stubborn stains can be safe­ly cor­rec­ted in this way. The shape of the tooth can also be chan­ged, and without having to file the tooth exces­si­ve­ly. Gaps can be clo­sed and teeth that have worn too short can be leng­t­he­ned again.

Only a small amount of ena­mel has to be remo­ved for a cer­a­mic veneer. Due to their trans­lucent qua­li­ty, they give a natu­ral effect and fit in seam­less­ly with the sur­roun­ding tooth structure.