Dental Treatment and Aesthetics
Each tooth has its own function and is shaped in a way that allows for performing such a function. The incisors are designed for biting pieces from the food, the canines for crushing the food, the premolars for mastication, and the molars for grinding the food. To restore a damaged tooth to its natural look and functionality, a dentist must be highly professional and must exercise a creative approach. Any procedure, even filling a cavity, is a complex undertaking whereas it involves not only repairing a damaged tooth but also reconstruction of its initial natural look and function.
Drafting an individual treatment plan
A dentist draws up an individual treatment plan which indicates the treatment costs and explains the course of treatment, taking into consideration the patient’s preferences and financial possibilities. A dentist evaluates the necessity to perform certain tests, diagnostics or X-rays relevant for the given patient. Tests play a crucial role in the assessment of the situation and in the drafting of the treatment plan, at the same time providing visual material helping the patient understand the situation, the necessity and significance of the treatment offered.
Centrix is determining centric occlusion, with the lower jaw being in the functionally correct and relaxed position.
Tooth filling is a procedure that is performed after a tooth is relieved from caries-affected dentin. Caries, which in colloquial language is termed a cavity, is tooth decay caused by insufficient mouth hygiene. Typically, caries occurs between teeth or in a tooth’s tiny grooves called fissures that are more difficult to clean, which is why they are prone to developing dental plaque. Therefore, we recommend participating in the oral health maintenance program SOLO PROPHYLAXE. Plaque together with food remnants stuck to the teeth, saliva and various microorganisms produce an acid that dissolves tooth enamel, which leads to its demineralization and ultimately to cavities (caries). Tooth filling is also performed to fix tooth cracks, tooth breakage or loss of tooth parts, as well as in situations when it is necessary to stop decay or restore the dental anatomy, function and aesthetics. In our clinic, we use the cutting-edge materials for tooth filling.
Endodontics is a root canal therapy. During the procedure, the inflamed tissue is removed from the root canal. Caries brought about by bacteria is the main cause of inflammation. Where caries is not taken care of in a timely fashion, it reaches tooth soft tissues, which results in inflammation. Endodontic therapy may also be required in case of an injury where a tooth nerve is impaired. Enhanced tooth sensitivity to cold or hot irritants, and pain that appears or becomes stronger in the evening or at night, may signal root canal inflammation.
Aesthetic tooth restoration
Aesthetic tooth restoration is elimination of cosmetic defects of a tooth. Application of composite materials that harden when exposed to the light is the method that is most sparing for the dentin. The method provides high wear resistance and offers an extensive selection of color shades to perfectly match the color of the patient’s teeth. There are also other techniques used for aesthetic tooth restoration.
We offer tooth whitening of individual dead teeth. During the procedure, a special bleaching agent is introduced internally into the tooth tissue by drilling an opening in the tooth. An X-ray is mandatory prior to performing the procedure.
To improve the aesthetic look of teeth, we offer tooth bleaching – a professional tooth whitening in the clinic or at home.
Tooth restoration and bite opening
The wear of teeth or abrasion is a loss of hard tooth tissues caused by mechanical actions and/or chemical factors. The wear of teeth is something that both older people and young people have to deal with. Increased acidity, tooth grinding at night, tensely clenched teeth during the daytime, incorrect positioning of teeth – these factors contribute to erosion of enamel first, which is followed by erosion of dentin. Eventually, the tooth nerve may be affected as well, resulting in enhanced sensitivity or pain. The tooth wear gives rise to changes in the aesthetics of the central face composition and in its functionality; it leads to modifications in the anatomy of teeth and to the overall “collapse” of the bite system, regardless of the fact that teeth are made of the hardest material in the human body. Teeth are more durable than bones.
Tooth wear produces not only aesthetic discomfort; it also has an adverse impact on the functionality of the entire system. Tooth height is closely related to the jaw joint’s health. As soon as teeth begin to wear, the head of the jaw joint is pushed into a wrong position, which can pinch the nerves and blood vessels and cause headaches, muscle tension, noise in the ears, and jaw crackling.
To restore the changed anatomy of teeth (bite opening), it is necessary to register the centric occlusion, and then analyze the situation and draw up a treatment plan. If necessary, the lost tissues of teeth can be engineered. The method for occlusion restoration and materials to be used are evaluated for each patient individually.
To protect the teeth from wearing, dental caps are required, which the specialists recommend to wear at night and possibly during the day, depending on dental care habits.
Dental splinting is performed on the teeth affected by periodontal disease, where the teeth are loose. The purpose of the procedure is to stabilize the teeth, previously cleaning deep gum pockets. This technique is also used to replace a missing tooth (most often maxillary front teeth). Fiberglass comprising a composite that hardens when exposed to the light is used for dental splinting.