Our special range of services
In our modern times, dentistry is nothing without state-of-the-art technology and materials. For example, certain preventative, detective, and curative measures are only possible with specialised instruments and devices. To the benefit of the patient
Naturally, not every technical device is necessary, and not every "innovation" is truly innovative. Therefore, our joint practice relies on proven and new technology that allows us to treat our patients in a secure, efficient, and truly innovative fashion.
Here we have compiled for you an overview of the special services and procedures we can offer you at our practice thanks to our specialised devices.
Preserving your teeth is top priority for our team – because nature makes the best technology. Therefore, in serious cases, we use microscopic endodontic measures. As root canal treatment is very serious: The tooth is already in critical condition and requires help that is both quick and precise.
Patients receive localised anaesthetics, the dentist opens up the tooth and removes the inflamed nerves in the roots of the tooth. This might sound very simple; however, the root canals are both winding and small as hairs, which often makes things much more complicated. The dentist lays down the foundation for long-term tooth preservation by cleaning them perfectly and filling them precisely.
With an endodontic microscope, the dentist can localise the root canals precisely, and clean them with an accuracy within one hundredth of a millimetre. If only a tiny fraction of the inflamed tissue remains, the inflammation might flare up again and ruin the tooth, or even attack the bone that holds it.
We use this technology in our practice, to guarantee the best-possible result for you, the patient. In helps us in our work and provides you with security.
Invisible teeth straightening
Soft, sensitive, and just pleasant all-round, that's the best way to describe the orthodontic treatment of misaligned teeth using mobile synthetic braces. The thin and transparent plastic braces, by the German company Orthocaps, offer patients the most comfortable treatment possible when it comes to correcting teeth.
The see-through plastic braces can be removed from the mouth without a problem – before eating or brushing teeth, before important appointments or moments of passion, and are just as easy to put back in again. The so-called aligners are as good as invisible when you're talking or laughing, and radiate a certain chic charm thanks to their natural glow. From an aesthetic point of view.
However, from a medical perspective, the efficacy of the product is of course paramount. Here too, though, the plastic braces prove themselves to be a clever alternative to conventional braces.
During the treatment cycle, the patient receives a series of individually manufactured, digitally milled braces. The initial braces apply mild pressure on the teeth that need realignment. The orthodontist trades the braces for a new pair, which steer the corrective process further into the right direction, every four to six weeks. A treatment with aligners lasts between three and twelve months, depending on the amount of adjustment needed.
Orthodontic treatments with invisible braces must be paid in full by the patient, as the statutory health insurance does not cover the costs. If there is a medical indication for its usage, however, the tax office will count these costs as an exceptional expense, making the treatment tax deductible. If needed, the data center with which our practice collaborates can offer convenient, interest-free payment options.
Our practice offers a special service to fearful patients and patients who need to undergo extensive treatment: Treatment under general anaesthesia. As there is always a certain risk associated with general anaesthesia, we take particular care in these cases.
During a discussion with the patient, we will first look at other, better alternatives (local anaesthesia, nitrous oxide, and etc.).
With general anaesthesia, a patient is given an anaesthetic to put him or her into a state that resembles sleep. Patients will no longer be able experience pain or show any reflexes, and the muscles become completely relaxed. Consciousness is put on pause for a period of time, the length of which is determined by the doctors.
If general anaesthesia is considered a viable option, then an anaesthesiologist will assume care over the patient, both during the treatment and afterwards in the anaesthetic recovery room. This all-round observation guarantees high-quality care for the ambulant patient – comparable to the care provided during a hospital stay.
The practices are both technically and spatially well-equipped for operations under general anaesthetic. Specially trained care personnel accompany the operations,because general anaesthesia requires great trust, and that is what we strive to earn.
The best answer to fear is nitrous oxide. The mixture of nitrogen and oxygen is well tolerated by the body and truly works miracles – should the dentists' jokes not prove distracting enough. In these cases, we recommend that patients with a phobia of dental procedures should take moderate dose of nitrous oxide in order to relax.
The benefits of the longstanding anaesthetic: Its relaxing effects start showing after just a few minutes, virtually without any irritating side-effects – and it puts practically no strain on the body.
Even the application of the gas has proven itself entirely unexciting: The patient breathes in the nitrous oxide through a nose mask, with the gas's harmless concentration being constantly monitored. If desired, local anaesthetics can numb the damaged parts of the teeth or jaw, and the treatment can start – with a fear-free patient.
The patient's stresses and worries melt away just as quickly as the effects of the nitrous oxide wear off. After the treatment is completed and the mask removed, the patient regains full consciousness in absolutely no time at all, and is then capable of going on with his or her daily business without impairment or disruption.
Effective teeth whitening
Coffee, tea, and cigarettes will ruin your teeth – sooner or later. Or ruin the appearance of your teeth, at the very least. Brushing and polishing teeth, no matter how intensively and religiously, is no match for the staining effects of these guilty pleasures. In many cases, however, these unattractive stains can also be caused by illnesses or medication.
However, these days, "yellow teeth" are no longer fate, but rather only mark the last phase before teeth are brightened again. For it is quite easy for dentists to fix this aesthetic issue with the bleaching method.
When whitening teeth, our practice uses the innovative Philips Zoom technology. Here, the dentist first applies a thin film of the bleaching agent onto the teeth. Then, the specially developed Philips Zoom blue LED lamp shines on the teeth for around 15 minutes. The LED light triggers a chemical reaction, which immediately makes the teeth shine brighter by at least one shade.
This process can be repeated up to three times in one session in order to achieve your desired degree of brightening. The treatment takes one hour at the most – the bleaching effect, however, will last for several years. That is, providing the patient lends a helping hand with consistent dental care and moderate consumption of those staining foodstuffs.
Dentists around the world are still waiting for researchers to manage to reproduce a human tooth. To date, this marvel of natural engineering still manages to keep scientists who strive to reproduce it at bay; however, their recent innovations come close, such as zirconium dentures.
Zirconium is a type of ceramic, with properties that come as close as possible to those of enamel. This high degree of biocompatibility means that it is optimally tolerated by patients – regardless of whether it is being used as a filling, a crown, or a bridge. And the best bit: The framework for the denture can be crafted from the same material as well.
After determining the shape of the patient's tooth, dental technicians then mill the denture from one lump of zirconium, adjust its colour perfectly, and after a short while, the patient will have already forgotten that they are biting down onto something artificial.
Zirconium boasts extreme strength combined with high elasticity. This ensures great stability and provides optimum protection against potential cracks. The material conducts heat very poorly, which is great news for the patient, who can enjoy hot meals and drinks as well.
Additionally, a tooth made from zirconium really does look quite magnificent, blending in perfectly with the other teeth thanks to the fact its colour can be adjusted as required. If it is important to you how implants, crowns, and bridges look, then zirconium will always offers you a safe choice in terms of colour.
We produce the zirconium dentures in our in-house dentures lab using a sophisticated, super-modern milling system, with the dental technicians of course always on-hand to help out with regards to either the usage of, or any corrections to, their handywork, should they be required.
3D X-rays (DVT)
To guarantee optimal efficacy of a dental implant, the dentist needs a whole host of information on the jaw of the patient: Is the bone substantial enough to hold the implant, or does it require a bone graft? Where exactly do the roots of the neighbouring teeth run, and are they close to sensitive facial nerves?
Answers to these questions are provided by our 3D X-ray with digital volume tomography. The device provides an exact, plastic replica of the jaw, offering the medical specialist relevant insights into the affected tissue. Using the monitor, the patient can paint a picture of the dental situation, together with either the dentist or the orthodontist.
For the patient, this technology allows for rapid treatment within the space of just two elongated sessions. The team of dental technicians and dentists provides the best-possible data-set for positioning the implant and milling the implant crown perfectly - this results in a significantly lower risk of complications.
The X-ray also provides a three-dimensional overview of complex problems in other areas as well – this allows the dentist to identify the root cause of that annoying sinusitis, which is not caused by the nasal mucous membrane at all, but rather by an inflamed dental nerve. Orthodontists can also diagnose teeth anomalies with more precision.
In the same way, 3D X-rays provide support in the removal of misaligned and impacted wisdom teeth. The impressive and meaningful visualisation localises the position of the tooth in all its dimensions, thus contributing towards its uncomplicated removal – and all done three-dimensionally, with minimum exposure to radiation.
These days, virtually all tooth and gum defects can be treated by various lasers. For example periodontitis: The laser cleans the gums and surrounding tooth pockets, both rigorously and gently. The focused light eliminates all harmful bacteria; the most recent studies show that almost 100% of bacteria is removed after this treatment. These great results mean that many patients no longer need to take antibiotics after undergoing periodontal treatment.
The laser is equally effective when it comes to endodontics: No matter how fine and branched the root canal is – the laser will be able to disinfect it, cleaning it down to the last pore. The dentist can then seal the canal – free of bacteria. In these situations, the laser also impresses with other advantages, such as good, quick healing of wounds and a low risk of infection.
And caries? This energy bundle that goes by the name of laser is even more precise than a conventional drill, without producing any heat. This is great news for tooth matter.
Additionally, the laser can be used in oral surgery to remove skin growths and frenulum, to disinfect wounds and to uncover dental implants. And what very few could have anticipated: The laser can even eradicat nasty herpes viruses that nestle around the oral mucosa. The treatment is harmless to pregnant patients and other at-risk patients as well.
Minor defects, minor effort, but great effect – through ozone. You've heard of ozone mainly for in its function protecting the earth's delicate atmosphere. In a similar fashion, it is used to protect teeth in dentistry, as ozone possesses tremendous antibacterial properties.
This can be evidenced when, for example, a dentist cleans and seals very small faults and scratches on the tooth. These microscopically small grooves and craters in the enamel, called fissures, are well-loved spots for bacteria to nestle in. The toothbrush cannot reach them, leaving them free to multiply, resulting in cavity formation in the unprotected tooth. However, an ozone shower removes these unwanted guests straight away, optimally preparing the tooth for its subsequent sealing.
Ozone works the same magic on root canal treatments: Before the thin root canal is sealed, the dentist cleans it with a targeted and well-dosed blast of the odourless and invisible gas.
The gas also works minor miracles on the skin: Whether it's treating herpes viruses on the lips or gingivitis caused by bacteria – ozone stops the wound from spreading, kills the germs, and initiates the wound healing process.