Naturally beautiful teeth and gums

Healthy beautiful teeth – this is the major achievement of aesthetic dentistry. We treat your teeth in a way that ensures a minimal loss in the natural tooth substance and a maximum aesthetic improvement. Aesthetic dentistry includes procedures such as bleaching on root-treated and vital teeth. Impressive results are achieved by correcting tooth color and minor misalignments with ceramic shells (veneers) that are simply placed on natural teeth.

Gum reshaping microsurgical procedures that are tissue-saving allow for a cosmetic sculpting of the gums. We work with tooth-colored plastic fillings that do not display any changes after a treatment.

If larger parts of the tooth need to be restored, we recommend all-ceramic inlays, which are computer-made, designed and manufactured in one session with the help of our CAM/CAD software. All-ceramic inlays mimic the natural shade of teeth and can easily be mistaken for the natural tooth, while also being very stable and durable. Even crowns that are placed over a badly damaged, treated tooth can be entirely made out of ceramic, and will be ready in just one session. Alternatively, there are combinations of tooth-colored materials and metal, manufactured in the dental laboratory. The same applies to bridges, which completely replace one or more teeth.

Together, we will cover all the details and find the option that suits you best.


What is vital teeth bleaching?

In vital teeth bleaching, the existing tooth shade is whitened with a specially designed bleaching gel. The bleaching agent is applied directly to the corresponding tooth surface. It then penetrates the tooth enamel and targets the dentin underneath (that is supplied with nerves and vessels). Only the dentin layer of the tooth is lightened, not the enamel.

What are the reasons for vital teeth bleaching?

The patient’s wish to enhance their existing tooth shade is the main reason for vital teeth bleaching. Discoloration of the teeth can have different causes: smoking; food; medication (tetracycline), administered in the tooth development phase in infancy or simply an age-related change in tooth color.

What are the risks?

Irritation of the gums and increased sensitivity of the teeth to cold stimuli are among the possible undesirable effects. If a sensitivity to temperature changes arises, it can be treated with appropriate remedies (Elmex Gelee, toothpastes for sensitive teeth). However, more recent studies indicate that the tooth nerve (tooth pulp) can be damaged by the bleaching process.

For this reason, we have decided to offer only a mild potency bleaching treatment (4-6%). We will manufacture a plastic tray into which the patient places the gel. This type of whitening is much gentler, and even if it takes longer, it leads to the same result. Existing tooth reconstructions, such as fillings or crowns, may become unsuitable in terms of shade after successful tooth whitening and it may be necessary to renew them.

What does this treatment involve?

In order for any bleaching treatment to work optimally and for any discoloration to be removed, the teeth must first be thoroughly cleaned, as part of a prophylactic treatment (if possible). An impression of the jaw is required to manufacture the plastic tray. The dental technician will then manufacture the tray. Bleaching gel is available for purchase in our practice.

At home, the patient must simply fill the tray with gel and leave it in for half an hour to two hours during the day or at night. The more often and longer one wears the tray, the better and faster the result will show. The treatment should be continued until the desired result is obtained. A good result is usually achieved after around 4 to 6 weeks of daily wear.

The effect of any whitening treatment will fade, so one should repeat it from time to time (one or two days every 4 weeks). In the case of particularly pronounced tetracycline discoloration, further therapy with special tooth surface cleaning methods may also be necessary.

What alternatives are there?

Ceramic veneers are the only possible alternative to whitening vital teeth. Dental crowns are not suitable in this case.

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Plastic or ceramic filling treatments. Amalgam removal

Amalgam is still used as a filling material by many dentists. Dental amalgam is a mixture of silver and various other metals, and it contains over 50% mercury.

Veneers (Ceramic shields)

All-ceramic veneers (shields) are a direct or laboratory-made cover that coats the outer surface of a tooth. By contrast to a crown, much less tooth substance has to be removed for this procedure.

Plastic fillings

A plastic filling is the restoration of structural damage in the teeth with a material made of a permanent tooth-filling plastic composite.

We invite you to schedule dental check-up.

A dental examination is the first step before considering any treatment.

We would be happy to take care of your oral health.