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
Mrs. Dr. Sabine Baron, M.Sc., is our Specialist für Esthetic Dentistry.
Make an appointment with Dr. Baron: 0611 990370
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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).
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).
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.
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 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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At Praxis am Kureck, we work with the state-of-the-art ZOOM! system developed by Philips. This means that we can brighten teeth by up to 8 shades with just a single treatment!
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.
Our experiences with the ZOOM! system have been consistently positive.
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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.
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.
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.
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.