I live my vocation as a physician and am happy every day that I can help people and give them quality of life. In my work I combine science and aesthetics. The result of this perfect symbiosis shows in the smile of my patients. In addition to my work as a clinic director for over 25 years, I am also working as a lecturer and am happy to share experiences with like-minded people. With our HL Academy, we have created an institute within the limitless University SSC Seattle Study Club and offer classes, internships, workshops, e-learning and congresses. Here we teach modern dentistry as a combination of art, science and technology. Following our many clinical studies, the HL Clinic and Academy has been appointed Academic Teaching and Research Institute of the Goethe University Frankfurt am Mein.
As you may guess, aesthetic dentistry is a branch of dental work aimed to improve tooth appearance and create your new look with a beautiful radiant smile. Modern aesthetic dentistry in Germany has tremendously wide range of methods and techniques to achieve state-of-art reconstruction with the absolutely natural result. If anyone can guess you have a perfect restoration, but not your own teeth, that is only because your teeth appear too beautiful to be natural.
If your dentition has some imperfections, as lost teeth, damaged and discolored teeth, as well as crooked teeth, there are many methods to deal with this. Every clinic of aesthetic dentistry in Germany uses an own set of techniques, but all of them conform to the standards of dental treatment in Germany. You are guaranteed not only a good look, but also the long-lasting result without complications.
The means used in aesthetic dentistry are: removable dentures, crowns and bridges, inlays, onlays, veneers, composite bonding, braces, retainers, aesthetic dental surgery and tooth whitening. Not all of these methods and means pursue only aesthetic purposes, some of them are also used for dental treatment.
Composite Bonding in Aesthetic Dentistry
Bonding is a direct method of restoration of the tooth surface. You may need it if you have damaged, or cracked, or discolored teeth. Resin bonding is applied in a few hours and you can enjoy a result immediately after treatment. You hardly can tell a tooth you renewed from others, as the color of composite will be the same as your natural enamel. Among the other advantages of composite bonding are:
- The procedure is inexpensive
- It allows keeping natural tooth enamel intact
It is sparing treatment often recommended to younger people who have undamaged teeth. If you want to know more about materials and a technique, contact German aesthetic dentistry clinics directly or ask us for assistance.
Veneers in aesthetic dentistry aim the same purpose as composite bonding, but this is an indirect method of aesthetic tooth restoration. Veneers are the thin plates attached to the surface of your teeth to mask (veneer) the defects and enhance your smile. Applying of veneers involves drilling and removing of an upper layer of tooth enamel that is why veneers are often not recommended to those whose teeth undamaged. But compelling appearance and durability of veneers make them an attractive option.
Indirect veneers are made of composite or porcelain. The first option looks more beautiful and features a better durability, whilst the second one is less expensive. In German clinics of aesthetic dentistry you can find both options, although many dentists in Germany prefer porcelain veneers for their premium appearance and endurance: the warranty of porcelain veneers is 25 years. Porcelain veneers also do not alter their color or go dull over time.
Inlays and Onlays
Onlays and inlays are used not only for aesthetic purposes but also for treatment. They are indirect seals (or inserts) for the teeth applied when teeth are too damaged for filling, but covering them with crowns will be unreasonable. For these cases, the specialists in aesthetic dentistry in Germany recommend inlays or onlays.
Sometimes people ask what the difference is between onlays and inlays. An onlay is bigger and dresses the tooth surface completely, whilst an inlay is used for smaller damages. Inlays and onlays are produced in:
Aesthetic dentistry centers in Germany offer you a choice of options for inlays and onlays depending on your preferences and finance capacity. Ask an expert for advice.
Dental Crowns in Aesthetic Dentistry
Crowns are dental caps fitted to the tooth shape. They are used to covering badly ruined, broken or weak teeth.
Another possible function of crowns is to hold a dental bridge. Also, a crown can cap an implant to replace a natural tooth. Crowns are made of:
- Porcelain and ceramics
- Metal alloys (amalgam)
Most of the dentists in Germany prefer not to use metal alloys in aesthetic dentistry, because metal crowns do not improve your appearance.
Dental Bridges in Aesthetic Dentistry
A dental bridge is a permanent prosthetic device to replace a missed tooth. The bridge includes at least three (when one tooth is replaced) of crowns connected in a row.
Dentures in Germany
Dentures or dental prosthetics are devices designed to compensate the lack of teeth. Dentures are not only aesthetic, but, first of all, functional devices for mastication. At the same time, a role of dentures in creating of your appearance is undoubtedly important: the lack of teeth not only makes your smile unattractive but changes your face oval and makes you cheek sunken.
Dentures can be partial and complete, removable and irremovable. Actually, there are so many modifications of dentures now, that it is not possible to enumerate them all. To know which types of dentures are used in aesthetic dentistry clinics in Germany, contact them via clinic pages or use our call back service.
Digital Restorative and Aesthetic Dentistry
Modern computerized systems such as CEREC give dentists possibility to produce a custom restoration, which may include implants, crown, bridges, inlays and onlays, in a dentist office in a few hours. Thus, 3-D digital technologies contribute both to dental health and aesthetics, allowing virtuous restorations according to individual projects with a minimal risk of mistake.
Another field of aesthetic dentistry is orthodontics, which deals with bite problems. There are several methods to correct a poor bite, let us look to the most known of them.
Brackets (or Braces) are the most well-known devices for bite correction and misaligned teeth. It is a natural way to reshape your dentition by directing pressure to the teeth. Braces are mainly used for adolescents and young people. Some time ago many people were ashamed to wear brackets, but now it is a kind of fashion, and even adult people wear orthodontic devices to improve the tooth appearance. Your orthodontist in Germany will design a fitted bracket system for you or your child to ensure that you will have a brilliant smile after the course completion.
Invisalign in Germany
Invisalign ® are tailored clear aligners that use the same principle of directional pressure as the braces but they are invisible. Changing aligner once in two weeks, your doctor adjusts pressure that gives you more comfort and quicker correction than with ordinary braces.
The perfect smile is even easier to achieve. With Lumineers - a revolutionary new method in dental cosmetics - wafer-thin veneers can be applied without removing any tooth substance. This means no grinding and no pain, but the preservation of important structures of the teeth.
Lumineers - pronounced as Luminiers - are wafer-thin ceramic plates that are permanently attached to the teeth. In contrast to ordinary veneers no tooth substance needs to be removed - Lumineers are not thicker than a contact lens.
Pain or complications are excluded, important structures in the teeth are preserved. Not only does her smile become more beautiful, it's also a healthy smile.
No-prep technique - no grinding of the teeth necessary
This was made possible by advances in adhesive technology, that is, by new adhesives and composites for tooth substance and ceramics, as well as increasingly better, high-strength ceramics. The thickness of the Lumineers ranges from 0.3 to 0.5 mm, a previously unattained value. They are glued onto the teeth in the so-called "No Prep" technique without prior grinding.
Lumineers are suitable for the correction of unsightly tooth surfaces, the connection of tooth gaps, permanent discolorations, broken corners and deformations, malocclusions, rotations of the teeth and crooked teeth without orthodontic regulation.
Even existing crowns and bridges, which are to be upgraded aesthetically, can be treated this way. A stunning is not necessary because a drill is not used here. And: The patient can always return to the original state of the teeth, even if such a desire is unlikely.
Tooth whitening has become highly demanded in recent years. White professional procedure of whitening you can forget about yellowish tooth and enjoy your brilliant smile. Laser whitening in aesthetic dentistry centers in Germany is a safe and pleasant procedure with whitening solutions from trusted manufacturers.
Aesthetic Dental Surgery in Germany
Often implant placement or bite correction may follow with aesthetic dental surgery. Dental surgery aims two purposes: restoring chewing function and enhancing your appearance. Oral and maxillofacial surgery help to resolve some problems of poor bite and improve your face shape. The latter, probably, is not so important from a medical point of view, but the main goal of cosmetic dental surgery is to give a patient a better look.
GMG offers you a choice of expert in aesthetic dentistry and surgery in Germany. Contact us for details.