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Cosmetic dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry combines several fields of dental medicine such as orthodontics, restorative dentistry and prosthetics, all with the aim of achieving aesthetical and functional smile perfection.

Our experienced dentists are specially educated for performing aesthetic teeth and smile reconstructions.

  • Smile design
  • Teeth bleaching
  • Clear aligners – transparent braces
  • „Align, Bleach, Bond“ (ABB) protocol
  • Ceramic veneers

Smile design

It is being said that the aesthetic is in the eye of the beholder. In our practise the patient is, from his first appointment inwards, included in the making of its dental replacement with the help of different process visualisation techniques, i.e. digital, computer simulation of the final appearance of new teeth. Further, digital simulation is used based on quality pictures. Besides the dentist and the dental technician, the patient is with his advice practically shaping the performance and can in advance see his smile. The procedure „smile design“ enables you to see the form, size and position of your new teeth and to determine the smile aesthetics even before the procedure is started.

Book your appointment for a free examination and design your perfect smile together with our top team!

Teeth bleaching

Due to different causes teeth can over time loose their colour and darken.

These causes can be divided into two main groups:

  • internal causes – loss of colouring due to tooth nerve necrosis or performed tooth nerve treatment
  • external causes – tooth trauma, coloured beverages (coffee, tea, wine) and food, smoking exc.

Internal causes have to be, plainly speaking, dealt with within. A tooth which darkened following treatment has to be opened, the area of the tooth crown has to be cleaned and a special gel and temporary filling which are to be changed every couple of days need to be placed, until an improvement of colouring occurs (so-called „walking bleach“).

External causes are dealt with from the outside, in two main ways:

  • bleaching in dental practise (so-called „in-office bleaching“)
  • bleaching at home (so-called „home bleaching“)

In-office bleaching is performed with the use of the patent Philips ZOOM method; the patented gel is several times applied to the patient’s teeth and activated with special LED light. The gel disintegrates organic colour molecules and is provenly not harmful to anorganic structure of the tooth enamel. The source of light for tooth bleaching can also be a diode laser; in such case the results are often to a certain extend stronger.

Patients need to have realistic expectations from bleaching; bleaching “cleans” the tooth surface and restores the natural colour. If the patient’s natural shade is yellowish or greyish, bleaching will not be able to provide a lighter shade. When it is not possible to sufficiently improve the colour with different bleaching techniques, placement of dental veneers respectively dental crowns is suggested.

Home bleaching includes making of trays for teeth, which the patient places by himself and wears for several hours per day, during a certain number of days. Trays are filled with a special gel. Home bleaching is slower and perhaps a bit more complicated for the patient, but somewhat cheaper. It is an excellent method for patients who already had in-office bleaching a while ago and wish to “refresh” the colour.

Laser teeth bleaching

Laser teeth bleaching represents an „external“ bleaching technique and is from technical standpoint very similar to e.g. ZOOM bleaching, with one important difference: the source of light in laser bleaching is a laser device. Simply put, laser light carries much more energy than light produced by a light bulb or LED light, and thus the results are to a certain extend faster and stronger when compared with other teeth bleaching methods.

Candidates for teeth bleaching are all patients with relatively healthy teeth, except pregnant women and nursing women as well as children. During the appointment our dentists shall determine whether you qualify for teeth bleaching and will suggest the bleaching technique (laser, ZOOM) best suitable for you.

Course of procedure

Before the very procedure and applying of the hydrogen peroxide based patent gel it is necessary to remove teeth plaque and polish the teeth, followed by protection of the mucosa and dental gums. The procedure of applying the gel is repeated several times, depending on the used technique, and the entire procedure may last more than one hour. The results of teeth bleaching may be stable up to 3 years, but largely depend on the patient's routines and it is thus recommended to avoid / reduce smoking and limit consummation of food which may colour teeth (coffee, tea, black wine, dark juices). Teeth bleaching does not damage the enamel if it is performed in the correct way and under professional supervision. Our dentists and dental hygienists are experienced experts for bleaching and will together with you suggest the best method for achieving the optimal results.

Clear aligners

Clear aligners is a type of modern mobile teeth braces. Opposed to fixed dentures, clean aligners are removed when eating while for the rest of the day and night they have to be placed on the teeth, if results are to be achieved. With advances in technology today they can do practically everything what fixed dentures do, with the exception of correction of hardest anomalies. Aligners are made with use of digital technology; after the dentist and the patient together determine the goals of the therapy and after teeth impressions are taken, a digital planning of teeth shifting is started. In this way the final position of each tooth can be very precisely affected.

Before the therapy starts the patients is given a so-called tooth shifting visualisation for review. Visualisation is an excellent tool which enables the patient to give suggestions and thus participate in the teeth shifting planning. The classic fixed denture does not provide this possibility. Following the visualisation, a 3D printer shall produce models – in each model the teeth are slightly shifted towards their final position. According to each model one aligner is produced out of medically approved plastic material and the patient wears it for 7-10 days and exchanges it on his own. When the braces are handed over the patient is provided with detailed instructions on the wearing and maintenance of the aligner.

Advantages of aligner compared to classic fixed dentures are significantly less visible, no speech disturbances, easier hygiene maintenance, no sores and scratching caused by wires and locks and the pressure on the teeth is much milder.

ABB PROTOCOL (Align, Bleach, Bond)

Shifting of incorrectly placed teeth is often only the first step in designing a new smile. Due to their incorrect placement teeth are being irregularly worn or have an irregular shape from the beginning. Also, due to unfavourable habits (coffee, smoking, etc.) they may change their colour.

ABB protocol combines in one system orthodontics, respectively shifting of teeth by transparent braces, bleaching and cleaning of teeth and treatment of damaged and irregular sides with aesthetic composite filings or veneers. The ABB concept represents a truly minimally invasive dentistry and ideal alternative to grinding, numbing or even tooth extraction.

Ceramic veeners

Ceramic veneers are part of the minimally invasive cosmetic dentistry. They are ultra-thin, precise ceramic laminates made in highly specialized dental laboratories. They are cemented to the front surface of minimally grinded (diamond polishing of front surface) or even not grinded teeth (non-prep veneers). With veneers it is possible to change the shape and colour of teeth and achieve a perfect smile. They are an elegant solution for certain cosmetic problems (slightly displaced teeth, worn out teeth and small teeth, dark teeth and separated teeth – diastemas). Sometimes veneers may substitute wearing of dental braces and may correct small irregularities of tooth position. It is not possible to place them in case of bad (traumatic) bite or severely worn out teeth with large fillings. Following a thorough examination and bite analysis our dentists will tell you whether veneers are the ideal solution for your teeth or if it is necessary to first wear some type of dental braces / reconstruct the bite.

Contact us with confidence and book your appointment for a free first examination where our experts will recommend the best therapy, given the individualized approach to each patient.

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