Aesthetics is by far the most important point in dental work.
Aesthetic dentistry is expected by all patients.
It includes minimally invasive therapies such as tooth whitening and fillings, as well as veneers for anterior teeth and ceramic inlays for posterior teeth.
Furthermore, the same aesthetic requirements also apply to crowns and bridges.
Digital Smile Design
Aesthetic and stable
This material represents a major development in dentistry as it has a transparency similar to natural teeth: It lets light through and thus ensures a very natural result that harmonises with the other teeth. Thus, the crown and the inlays appear invisible.
The material is biocompatible, well tolerated and resembles natural tooth enamel.
Slightly transparent, strong, it is practically impossible to distinguish pure ceramic from a natural tooth, even in bright light.
The latest generations of ceramics offer excellent strength and durability.
Depending on the type of damage to the tooth, the restoration is carried out using different techniques.
Inlays Onlays Overlays
If enough tooth walls remain, we use an inlay.
Unlike conventional fillings, where a soft, malleable mass is placed in the cavity and then hardens, an inlay is a solid particle that is precisely adapted to the tooth in question. The inlay is also aesthetic because it reconstructs the damaged part of the tooth identically.
The tooth thus regains its original appearance.
After the dentist has removed all carious structures from the tooth, a digital scan is taken. The inlay is then digitally designed, milled and individually painted.
Personalized make-up is achieved with firing in a suitable ceramic oven.
In a final session, the dentistfixes the inlay into the existing opening. Unlike a crown, the inlay preserves the integrity of your tooth.
If a tooth is so badly damaged that fillings or inlays are no longer sufficient to restore it, your dentist can crown the remaining tooth stump or an implant with a ceramic crown.
We first take a digital impression, which the dental technician uses to mill the appropriate crown from a ceramic block.
Solid ceramics can now be used to replace bridges in the anterior and posterior regions.
Bridges are used for one or more missing teeth and are placed like crowns on teeth or implants.
One disadvantage of bridges is that healthy neighbouring teeth may have to be ground down to serve as abutments.