Digital Smile Design
For functional and aesthetic analysis, modern concepts such as Digital Smile Design are used to be able to visualise the future result prior to the treatment.
What once began in Hollywood is now standard practice in minimally invasive dentistry: Instead of metal-ceramic crowns, the era of metal-free restoration now means that very thin ceramic caps, known as veneers, can be adhesively attached to the teeth .
Healthy teeth are preserved to the maximum extent possible
Thanks to modern materials and treatment methods, the position, colour and other anomalies of the teeth can be corrected and the healthy tooth substance can be preserved to the maximum extent possible. In so doing, a precise visualisation of the future result is possible before the treatment takes place. The combination of minimally invasive techniques with implantology in the case of tooth loss, as well as the use of highly developed ceramic of the newest generation, makes it possible to fulfil the needs of patients in the aspects of functionality and aesthetics in both easy and complex situations.
Digital smile design simulates the intended result
The best results in functional and aesthetic dentistry do not occur by chance. Digital Smile Design (DSD) visualises the intended result. This is created through a systematic procedure during diagnosis, comprehensive treatment planning and open communication with the patient. The modern and innovative Digital Smile Design concept of Dr. Christian Coachman (Brazil) is deployed in the Klinik Professor Sailer, successfully incorporating all specialist fields of modern dentistry.
Veneers are ultra-thin, light permeable porcelain caps which are used in modern dentistry to correct the aesthetic shape and colour of front and premolar teeth.
Porcelain has a high level of biocompatibility and also a high level of stability. Despite its fineness, it is extremely robust, stable and durable. The thin caps fit exactly to the gums, providing an aesthetically natural covering to the corrected tooth.
In the case of minimally invasive treatment with veneers, only a very small amount of tooth substance, between 0.5 - 0.7 millimetres, will be removed. Porcelain veneers are particularly tissue-friendly. They are ideally suited for front and canine teeth, and can even be used in the molar teeth at the side.
Advantages of porcelain veneers
- Preserves teeth and gums
- Perfect aesthetics
- Extremely durable, colour stable
- Normal oral and dental hygiene
Clear trend towards non-invasive procedures
In cosmetic dentistry there is a clear trend towards non-invasive procedures at the moment. The advantages for patients are obvious: As no tooth enamel needs to be removed, it is often not necessary to use anesthetic measures. There is hardly any risk of sensitivity and a temporary prosthesis is not necessary. In order to be able to visualise the treatment result in advance, the so-called “mock-up” technique is performed, supported by Digital Smile Design.
Serious tooth displacement and desire for an aesthetic optimisation
In the case of tooth displacement and desire for an aesthetic optimisation, veneers can lead to a perfect result. The prerequisite for this is an orthodontic correction of the displacement in advance. In the case of minimal displacement, we offer preparatory treatment with transparent day and night splints (orthocaps system). If the patient does not consent to orthodontic preparatory treatment, then it will be necessary to remove tooth enamel and treat with what are known as prep veneers.
Inlays, onlays and partial crowns
Medium scale tooth damage can be corrected nearly invisible with ceramic inlays, ceramic onlays and ceramic partial crowns. Ceramic repairs are fixed to the tooth with adhesive, stabilising it.
Ceramic is one of the most popular materials, as it adapts perfectly to the individual tooth colour and is therefore practically invisible. Ceramic also has further advantages:
- Ceramic is very well tolerated and does not trigger any allergies
- It is not sensitive to temperature
- There is no metallic taste, something which sometimes occurs with applications containing metal
- There is no change in colour over time
- Ceramic wears away only very slowly
Inlays (filling inserts) are used if the crown of a molar tooth is damaged in a limited area, for example. If one or more cusps of the tooth are affected, the damaged area is straddled with an onlay (dome filling).
In an aesthetic gum correction, the gums are corrected using minimally invasive laser treatment.
The procedure is almost painless and conserves tissue. Treatment with a laser minimises the risk of infection and accelerates the healing process. Receding gums are renewed by tissue replacement and transplantation. The aesthetic combination of gums and teeth is restored – now nothing can stand in the way of a radiant smile.
Bleaching is a very delicate and extremely effective technique for lightening the teeth. It can be performed in several treatment sessions at home (home bleaching) or during one session in the hospital (in-office bleaching).
Teeth can become discoloured for different reasons:
- As part of the ageing process
- Through pigmentation following many years of consumption of coffee, tea, red wine, nicotine
- After a root treatment
- As a result of a fluoride overdose
How is the bleaching carried out?
Initially the teeth are professionally cleaned, as the bleaching only gives optimal results in the case of clean teeth free from tartar and deposits. The gums are isolated so that only the teeth remain free. A professional pre-whitening gel is applied to the teeth. This innovative product allows for a pain-free bleaching procedure. The actual bleaching gel is only applied to the surface of the tooth and is then removed after allowing it to work for around 20 minutes. The procedure is repeated 2-3 times.
What happens exactly?
A highly concentrated bleaching agent is activated by light or heat. This creates active radicals which have an oxidising effect on tooth pigmentation. The colour dissolves and the teeth thereby lighten.
Directly after bleaching, you should avoid strongly coloured food and drinks (black tea, coffee, beetroot, curry, berries, coloured mouthwash etc.) for 24 hours. You should also not smoke during this time.