"One passionate person is better than forty people,
who are merely interested."
Minimally invasive treatment philosophy
Each treatment plan is focused on specific details and follows the minimally invasive philosophy of respecting and preserving the existing healthy biology and achieving the treatment goal with a minimum of treatment steps.
In our practice laboratory, I will fabricate your all-ceramic bridges, implant crowns, inlays, crowns, partial crowns or veneers etc. on the same day using the CAD-CAM process. This means that they can be fitted immediately and you leave the practice with a new oral restoration and a new bite.
Veneers are minimally invasive. However, many patients have had other experiences and have received invasive partial crowns instead of the wafer-thin veneers, which curve towards the observer like a kind of watch glass.
This has nothing to do with minimally invasive.
Minimally invasive veneers means a barely visible tooth preparation of 0.2-0.5 mm. In cases where patients have small teeth or gaps between the teeth or dark triangles, we do not have to grind the teeth at all and we use so-called no-prep veneers or plastic ceramics, which are modelled directly onto the tooth.
High quality ceramics
We use pure ceramic, which is made from natural feldspar from Norway. This ceramic has a natural fluorescence and inner shine and beautiful expression, as we find in young teeth.
Digital CAD-CAM method
A digital impression of your dentition is taken in your mouth using a scanner. We transfer this data to a computer, which allows us to digitally create any possible restoration shape and transfer this digital model to a milling machine, which then transfers our digital restoration into the analogue world and grinds the all-ceramic restoration from a ceramic block.
You can't do it entirely without analogue craftsmanship
We then refine the texture and colour by hand under microscopic control until the individual ceramic piece is perfected and ready for insertion.
Natural shape and texture
In our concept we have a "library" of naturally beautiful teeth, which we have digitally copied and transferred to your situation.
Durability and principle of action
A frequent and justified question from patients is the durability, taking into account the wafer-thin ceramic thickness of 0.1 to 0.2 mm in some cases.
Furthermore, ceramic is a brittle and fragile material.
However, veneers are one of the most durable treatments in modern dentistry. To understand this, we must first understand the structure of natural teeth.
Natural teeth are made up of 2 substrates:
Enamel - the hardest tissue in the human body, but just as brittle a material as ceramic.
Dentin - the core of the tooth, a material that is less hard and more elastic. It acts like a shock absorber.
Both structures, enamel and dentin, together make the perfect combination,with the result that the tooth is hard enough to chew and cut and equally elastic enough to absorb peak stresses from large chewing forces.
A simple example helps to understand this phenomenon.
Suppose we have a pane of glass lying on the wooden floor and we drop a 5 kg weight on it from a height of 30 cm. The glass will break.
However, if we glue the glass to the floor, the same weight from the same height will not break the glass because the impact forces are absorbed by the wooden floor. The same principle works with natural teeth. Enamel and dentin act together in the same way.