When significant restoration of tooth tissues or improvement of overall smile aesthetics is necessary, we employ prosthetic restorations crafted in a dental laboratory, such as crowns, veneers, and inlays.
In our clinic, we utilize prosthetic restorations made using the latest technological advancements in dentistry, specifically in the CAD/CAM system, in collaboration with leading experts in digital dentistry.
The initial step involves the precise 3D scanning of teeth, replacing conventional and often uncomfortable impressions. This scan, a highly accurate visualization of the patient’s teeth, is sent to the dental laboratory where the work is designed, milled, and undergoes further processing and characterization.
The digitization in prosthetic treatment allows for a shorter wait time for the final restoration and significantly enhances its precision and accuracy due to the computerized reading of the digital tooth scan down to the hundredth of a millimeter.
Extensive smile makeovers using veneers or crowns are conducted according to protocols of digital smile planning. This entails creating a computerized visualization of the shape and position of the teeth based on photographs. It also involves wax-up and mock-up, a “trial smile” that the patient can try on during the visit, assess, and discuss with the attending dentist. Only after final refinement and approval by the patient are further steps carried out.
This approach makes the transformation more predictable and comfortable for the patient – the final appearance of the smile is not a surprise, but rather precisely what the patient had chosen earlier.
In our clinic, we use the Girrbach facebow, which allows for articulating tooth models, i.e., transferring occlusal relationships from the clinic to the dental laboratory. This enables precise diagnosis of the occlusal situation and the creation of prosthetic work with respect to the temporomandibular joint structures. In specific cases, deprogramming and relaxation splints are created.