AESTHETICS

In addition to lifelong dental health, the aesthetics of teeth and gums is a personal concern for us. For this reason, our work is also based on the  highest aesthetic standards, regardless of whether it is the teeth themselves or the surrounding gums. Both contribute to a harmonious smile.

TEETH WHITENING

There are many products and techniques available for patients who want to achieve a brighter smile, and with so many options available, it can be difficult to choose the method that is right for you. The best way to begin any teeth-whitening regimen is to schedule an appointment and talk to your doctor about the differences between in-office professional whitening and at-home whitening.

Bleaching is a proven and harmless method to whiten dark or discoloured teeth. Using modern bleaching methods, vital and even root canal treated teeth – i.e. nerve dead teeth – can be safely bleached without long-term damage or loss of substance. The results of home and office bleaching are convincing and usually last up to two years. The bleaching process can be repeated as required, because today’s bleaching substances do not attack the teeth.
In home bleaching, the treatment is carried out under supervision by aou at home. Hereby we use a specially made splint and a bleaching gel. The wearing time usually does not extend more than 10 to 14 days. During this time, the teeth may become sensitive. However, this will subside after the bleaching process has been completed. The advantage of the splint treatment is that you can refresh the colour of your teeth at any time by wearing the splint with the bleaching gel for two to three days.
Office bleaching is usually carried out with the help of a special light in one session in our practice. The bleaching gel is applied and the teeth are then irradiated. This procedure is carried out until the desired shade is achieved. The treatment, which is carried out by our specially trained bleaching expert, takes about an hour. Immediately after bleaching, the teeth may become sensitised for a maximum of one day.
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Veneers

Irregular tooth surfaces, teeth that are too far apart or too dark – there are many reasons why you want to beautify your own smile. So-called veneers (wafer-thin, ceramic veneers) are then a safe and effective solution.

Beautiful teeth don’t always mean crowns. Veneers can also be a solution. These are wafer-thin ceramic shells that are permanently attached to the tooth. With a small operation, for example, discoloured front teeth, slight misalignments or teeth with large fillings on the front can be corrected quickly and easily. The result is aesthetically perfect. With the help of modern techniques, the possible result can already be foreseen in the planning phase, thus unpleasant surprises can be ruled out.

By the way: if correctly indicated and handled, veneers are among the most durable forms of restoration for teeth.

Since veneers are made very thin, the tooth only has to be ground minimally – sometimes only approx. 0.7 mm, or sometimes not at all – on the front side. The procedure can therefore be described as very gentle on the teeth.

Basically, we apply the principle of biomimetics to ceramic restorations. This means that the natural, intact tooth is not only copied optically, but also in its function, mechanics and biology. The tooth regains its bio-mechanical properties through a special bonding technique when the veneers are inserted.

Case 1
Worn or broken cutting edge, as well as defects in the cervical region of the upper two incisors.
Case 1
after treatment of the two middle incisors with veneers
Case 2
clearly worn upper incisors
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after restoration of the upper canines and incisors with six veneers
Case 3
worn upper incisors, partly with plastic fillings
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after bleaching and restoration of the upper canines and incisors with six veneers
Case 4
erosion caused by fruit acid (loss of the upper enamel layer) on the upper incisors
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after bleaching and restoration of the upper canines and incisors with six veneers
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Madonna gaps between the incisors
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after treatment with so-called nonprep partial veneers (teeth were not ground)
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Plastic fillings on the two middle upper incisors
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after restoration with two partial veneers (only the plastic fillings were replaced by ceramic)

Aesthetic orthodontics

Even in adulthood, malpositioned teeth can be corrected at any time. What is particularly nice is that today we can make use of invisible helpers. Transparent aligners are the magic word when it comes to invisible braces.

Die herkömmliche Möglichkeit, vordere Zähne zu begradigen, war eine langwierige, kostenintensive und optisch wenig ansprechende kieferorthopädische Behandlung. Als eine Alternative gab es bisher die Behandlung mit Kronen, wobei unter Umständen unnötig gesunde Zahnsubstanz beschliffen werden musste. Eine zweite Möglichkeit ist die Behandlung mit Veneers , die jedoch nur optischer Natur ist. Wenn also Zähne falsch zueinanderstehen, kann nur die Kieferorthopädie nachhaltig helfen. Mit unsichtbaren Zahnspangen können wir Ihnen einen Weg zur sanften Zahnumstellung aufzeigen.

Die modernste kieferorthopädische Methode arbeitet mit transparenten Schienen, den sogenannten Alignern. Für eine erfolgreiche Therapie wird zunächst die Zahnsituation gründlich untersucht. Im Anschluss nehmen wir Abdrücke, um eine gute Grundlage für die Planung zu haben. Am Computer planen wir den Fall und simulieren das spätere Ergebnis. Auf dieser Basis werden mehrere durchsichtige, dünne und damit auch kaum sichtbare Schienen erstellt. Diese werden alle ein bis zwei Wochen gewechselt. Schon in wenigen Monaten können Sie mit der Methode Ihr Ziel von schönen und geraden Zähnen erreichen. Dr. Mortazavi ist zertifizierter Anwender der Therapie mit transparenten Alignern.

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All-ceramic crowns

An all-ceramic crown is always the solution when the loss of substance of the tooth is so great that the occlusal surface has to be redesigned. The crown is placed on the remaining tooth like a coping and fixed in place.

In principle, dental crowns can be made of ceramic or metal. We work exclusively with crowns made of high-quality all-ceramics. This metal-free solution has the advantage to avoid black metal edges and to be absolutely biocompatible and sustainable.
A master dental technician manufactures the crowns of our patients with the highest precision under a stereomicroscope. In an elaborate layering process, different layers of colour are applied as ceramic putty in order to achieve the most natural dental appearance possible. The all-ceramic crowns are then sintered in a special furnace at very high temperatures. After all, all-ceramic crowns can no longer be distinguished from natural teeth in terms of shape, shade and contour.
Case 1
erosion of the upper teeth caused by the action of acid (loss of the upper enamel layer)
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after bleaching and restoration of the upper teeth with all-ceramic crowns
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before: metal-ceramic crowns on two incisors (2nd and 3rd tooth from left in picture)
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after restoration with two zircon crowns

Aesthetic gum correction

Not only the teeth, but also the gums are responsible for a harmonious facial expression. With a plastic-aesthetic gum correction we can make your smile even brighter.

Gum Aesthetics

Gum aesthetics consider the appearance and course of the gums in relation to the teeth. Too much or too little gum can disturb the harmonious appearance.

With plastic-aesthetic oral surgery we can improve the appearance of your smile. Because a beautiful smile not only needs beautiful teeth, but also healthy, pink and symmetrical gums. It is often only small details that make the teeth and gums and thus the whole face appear more harmonious.

Retracted gums

The decline of gums – also known as recession – results in exposed tooth necks, which lead to hot/cold hypersensitivity and also make the teeth look longer. Black triangles between the teeth are also an unattractive side effect. With this topic, as with very thin gums, we can remove tissue from the palate using a microsurgical procedure and insert it in the appropriate place. In individual cases, artificial materials can also be used. This treatment method is called recession coverage.

pronounced reduction of the gums in the neck of the tooth
after so-called recession coverage and simultaneous thickening of the gums in the area of the neck of the tooth

Too much gum

If the gums are too long, the teeth will appear too short. In technical jargon, this condition is called “gummy smile”. Aesthetic-plastic oral surgery offers the possibility of removing excess gum in order to create an aesthetically harmonious relationship between teeth and gums. If the gum line is not symmetrical, this can also be compensated and straightened by simple means. In both cases, the newly obtained gingival line will appear much more natural than nature had arranged it.