A healthy, beautiful smile makes you happy and affects your well-being.
Nothing is more valuable than your own teeth. To keep your teeth and gums healthy, we recommend preventive care (prophylaxis) from the first tooth. We offer comprehensive services for this purpose:
- Caries detection in the early stages with the latest technology
detect caries at an early stage, we use optical magnification aids (magnifying glasses), NIRI (near-infrared spectroscopy) and digital X-rays in our practice. If caries is detected early, in some cases it can be treated without drilling by means of caries infiltration (ICON).
- Fissure sealing
The recesses (fissures) around the chewing surfaces of your molars cannot be reached in depth with a toothbrush. As a result, caries often forms in these areas. By sealing these recesses (fissure sealing), the development of fissure caries can be effectively prevented.
- Professional teeth cleaning
How are teeth professionally cleaned?
During a professional teeth cleaning, all hard and soft plaque (biofilm) above the gums is emoved using hand-held and ultrasonic devices. Afterwards, your teeth are smoothed and polished with a powder water jet device (Airflow/Perioflow). This will make your teeth brighter again. If weak areas are identified in your home dental care, we will be happy to show you techniques and demonstrate how to use aids to improve your daily routine of cleaning. On average, you will need to allow one hour for the professional dental cleaning. There are no subsequent restrictions on eating, drinking or smoking. The treatment is usually not painful.
How often should I have my teeth professionally cleaned?
Depending on the condition of your gums, you should have the treatment done two to four times a year. If you have healthy gums and no pockets, do not smoke nor drink coffee or tea in small amounts, it is sufficient to have the cleaning done twice a year. If you have periodontitis, it may be necessary to have it done three to four times a year, depending on the severity. Health insurances recognise the importance of close-meshed professional dental cleaning following a periodontitis treatment (supportive periodontitis treatment) and subsidise it.
How long does a professional dental cleaning take?
The duration of a professional dental cleaning depends on many factors. The number of teeth, the condition of your teeth and also how accesible the hard and soft plaques are all play a significant role in determining the duration of the treatment. Mouth opening restrictions, teething problems, gag reflexes and many other factors can increase the difficulty of the treatment. On average it usually takes one hour.
How much does a professional dental cleaning cost in our practice?
Private insurances and many supplementary dental insurances reimburse the costs of professional teeth cleaning. Unfortunately, statutory health insurances do not usually reimburse the costs of € 120.
On request, we will be happy to send you a reminder regardidng your preventative care appointments.
Modern minimally invasive therapy measures allow us to preserve as much tooth structure as possible when treating carious areas.
- Tooth-friendly caries infiltration (Icon) without drilling.
- High-quality filling therapy in tooth colour
First, caries and/or old filling material is removed from the tooth. After individual colour determination, the defects are filled with durable ceramic-reinforced filling material to shape directly in the mouth.
- Ceramic inlays in tooth colour
These are an even higher quality alternative to direct filling therapy in terms of durability and aesthetics. Ceramic inlays are made by taking an impression or scan of the tooth in the dental laboratory (indirectly), perfectly matching the colour of your teeth and with the highest accuracy of fit. They are then inserted to the teeth in the mouth.
If a tooth nerve becomes inflamed or dies, for example due to a caries that was not treated in time or due to an accident,
a root canal treatment (endodontics) is a last attempt to preserve the tooth.
Through modern therapy measures, we are able to achieve the best possible results in root canal treatment:
- Magnification aids (magnifying glasses)
- Extremely flexible and efficient rotating root canal instruments
- Precise electronic measurement of root lengths by endometry
- Disinfectant and tissue-dissolving irrigation solutions
- bioceramic root filling material
What is periodontitis?
The word periodontitis consists of the word periodont (periodontium) and the ending -itis (inflammation). Periodontitis represents an inflammation of the periodontium that successively leads to bone loss and tooth loss. Symptoms are often only noticeable at a late stage. Early symptoms may include bleeding gums, bad breath and swelling of the gums. Tooth loosening, toothache and abscess formation are symptoms of advanced periodontitis.
What should you do if you have periodontitis?
If you suspect you have periodontitis, make an appointment for a check-up with us. Feel free to contact us by phone, email or book your appointment conveniently online.
What is done during periodontal treatment?
During periodontitis treatment, all hard and soft deposits (biofilm) above and below the gums are removed using hand-held and ultrasound devices. For this, the gums are anaesthetised in advance. Then your teeth and root surfaces are smoothed and polished with a powder water jet device (Perioflow). Restrictions on eating, drinking, smoking, etc are recommended for as long as the anaesthetic lasts. This usually wears off half an hour after treatment.
Will I have to pay for periodontal treatment?
The costs for periodontal treatment are covered in full by your health insurance if an application for cost coverage approved by your health insurance is submitted before the treatment is carried out. The application for this is made by us. Usually private insurances also cover this treatment.
Why do you get periodontitis?
There are numerous factors for this. Poor oral hygiene and the presence of plaque are the ideal breeding ground for the bacteria that accompany periodontitis. Other risk factors are smoking or diabetes mellitus. Periodontitis should always be treated because periodontitis is a risk factor for other diseases (diabetes mellitus, premature births, etc.).
Is periodontitis contagious?
Yes, as it is a very infectious disease, you can infect your partner or your children, for example, with the bacteria typical for periodontitis. If you have periodontitis, you are welcome to make an appointment for a check-up for your partner.
Is periodontitis curable?
No. Unfortunately, since it is a chronic disease, it cannot be cured. You can only prevent the disease from progressing and stabilise the success of the treatment via regular dental cleanings.
Which toothbrush for periodontitis?
There is no special toothbrush for treating periodontitis. However, we will be happy to advise you on which toothbrush is best for you. Simply make an appointment for a consultation. You are welcome to call us, send us an e-mail or book your appointment conveniently online.
Attractive teeth improve your well-being in the long term. If you are not satisfied with the shape and/or position of your teeth, we offer you various options for correction.
- All-ceramic veneers
These are a gentle alternative to dental crowns. Without much loss of healthy tooth substance, veneers can be used to make changes to the shape and colour of teeth and close gaps.
White teeth are seen as a symbol of attractiveness, health, youth and success. If you are still unhappy with the colour of your teeth after a professional teeth cleaning, we will be happy to advise you on the most suitable bleaching method for you:
- In Office Belaching on hydrogen peroxide gel basis
- Home bleaching with carbamide peroxide gel-based trays customised for you
- Internal bleaching If a root canal-treated tooth becomes discoloured, the colour can be adjusted by whitening it from the inside (internal bleaching).
Teeth with larger defects or tooth loss require high-quality dentures from the dental laboratory. We will be happy to advise you in detail about the therapy options that are suitable for you:
- All-ceramic, metal-free restorations
- Implants and implant-free restorations (e.g. telescopic prostheses)
What do dentures cost?
Your own contribution depends on many factors. These include, for example, your insurance tariff, the type and extent of your treatment and the material from which your dentures are to be made. Allow us to advise you on this.
Can I pay for my new dentures in instalments?
Yes, you can. And the best thing about it is that you can determine the amount of the instalments yourself.
What does the health insurance pay for dentures?
Whether and how much your health insurance covers the costs of your planned dental prosthesis (crowns, bridges, etc.) essentially depends on your insurance tariff. For those with statutory insurance, it is also decisive if and how long you have kept your bonus booklet without any gaps and what type of dental prosthesis is planned for you (standard care, similar or different care). These factors are decisive for the amount of the fixed allowance you can expect from your statutory health insurance. We will be happy to prepare an individual cost plan for you, which you can submit to your health insurance company to check whether the costs will be covered.
A digital impression (intraoral scan or optical impression) is a highly precise, modern and pleasant alternative to the classic impression.
We perform small surgical procedures ourselves in our practice:
- gentle tooth extraction
- Removal of frenulum (frenectomy)
- Mini implants (orthodontics)
In more complex cases, we can refer you to our network of experienced colleagues.
Fear oft he dentist? Gag reflex? No problem!
Many people know the uneasy feeling before a visit to the dentist. For patients with fear oft he dentist or who have a strong gag reflex, a visit to the dentist is often unimaginable.
We are here to help you overcome your fears.
At the initial appointment, we take plenty of time to understand your concerns so that we can advise you in detail about your treatment options. We are also happy to inform you about different sedation options (Dormicum, twilight sleep or intubation anaesthesia).
Snoring can lead to insomnia and health problems in the long term. Not only for the person affected, but also for your partners.
For unproblematic snoring and mild obstructive apnoea, an intraoral snoring therapy device (IST®-Gerät)can provide relief.
Let us advise you.
Sometimes things get rough during sports. To protect you from tooth and jaw injuries, we recommend a sports mouthguard, which is individually made for you in the dental laboratory. A sports mouthguard can reduce the risk of injuries to the teeth and jaw by a factor of 3.
We also offer comprehensive services for our youngest patients:
- Nutritional counselling
- Fissure sealants
- Caries treatment with ICON without drilling.
- Filling therapy
- Deciduous dental endodontics and children's crowns
- Tooth extractions and space maintainers
In addition to fixed braces, we also offer removable (loose) braces in our practice. However, with removable braces, the responsibility lies with you/your child to wear the braces as required.
Pronounced tooth or jaw misalignments require fixed braces. These can be fixed from the outside or from the inside (lingual technique). Fixed braces require extremely thorough dental care.
Lingual brackets are glued to the inner surface of the teeth and are therefore not visible from the outside. They are made individually for your teeth so that they lie as flat as possible against them.
Invisalign splints are almost invisible, removable splints that are, changed weekly to gradually correct tooth or jaw positions. Most patients find treatment with Invisalign braces very comfortable, as they do not interfere with aesthetics or speech. As with all removable braces, oral hygiene is not made more difficult.
Mini implants are used in orthodontics to anchor tooth movements. They enable very targeted and rapid tooth movements that would not be feasible conventionally and, among other things, avoid the need to wear extraoral appliances such as a headgear. They can be inserted and removed again in a minimally invasive procedure under local anaesthesia.
Orthodontic treatment is possible at any age. The ideal time for orthodontic treatment depends on the extent of the tooth or jaw misalignment. In some cases, treatment can be started at the age of four to eight years in order to prevent or shorten subsequent treatments. If the development of your child's teeth and jaw position is inconspicuous, the first appointment with an orthodontist should take place from the age of nine.
A beautiful smile is deemed as being important to many people in our society. For a treatment that is as inconspicuous as possible without aesthetic losses, there are now various invisible treatment methods.
Our services range from minor aesthetic tooth corrections to orthodontic/surgical corrections. Even a new denture sometimes requires orthodontic pre-treatment (pre-prosthetic orthodontics). We will be happy to advise you on this without obligation.
First, so-called diagnostic documents are created (impressions of the jaws, photos and X-rays). These are evaluated to create an orthodontic treatment plan. If you decide to undergo treatment, the active treatment phase then starts. This ends when the planned tooth and jaw position has been achieved. During this period, you will be closely monitored (approx. every 4 to 6 weeks). This is followed by a passive treatment phase in which the teeth and jaws are kept in the target position. During this phase, check-ups are less frequent (approx. every 8-10 weeks).
This depends mainly on the extent of the treatment, but also on the patient's cooperation, growth pattern or residual growth. The latter factors are difficult to assess at the beginning of the treatment.
Your own contribution depends on many factors. These include, for example, the insurance tariff, the type and extent of the tooth or jaw misalignment and the appliances used for correction. Let us advise you individually on this.