Aesthetic dentistry

 

Metal-free dentures

Metal-free dentures – Biological dentures

Metal-free – well tolerated, biocompatible and highly aesthetic
Foreign materials enter the human organism through dental fillings, bridges or implants. Depending on the patient’s sensitivity and state of health, this can lead to irritation and interactions. This makes the careful selection of dental materials all the more important. At Alpstein Clinic, we prefer to use metal-free materials such as ceramic implants, as they trigger fewer intolerance reactions.

Metal load from the dental prosthesis

Dentures are a chronic source of exposure to metals. Depending on their composition, condition, position and size, dental alloys release quantities of metal into the saliva and surrounding tissue. This occurs through corrosion or mechanical abrasion during chewing. Other metals such as aluminum can escape from cements, silver or cadmium may be contained in older root fillings.

Metals can trigger allergies
and be toxic

Metals found in saliva are swallowed and absorbed into the body via the gastrointestinal tract. They can then cause allergic reactions (type IV allergies), which are detected using the lymphocyte transformation test (LTT).

Metal quantities “The dose makes the poison!”

The higher the amount of metal in the saliva, the greater the stress on the organism. In addition to the concentration of the individual metal, however, it is also important whether the body is contaminated with just one or several metals.

State-of-the-art analysis method –
the multi-element analysis

Multi-element analysis measures numerous metals very sensitively and simultaneously from a small saliva sample. The test determines the concentration of up to 24 metals in the saliva.
The result reflects the metal load of your saliva.
Numerous metals are measured in the multi-element analysis:

  • PMMA-free plastics
  • veneers
  • dental crowns
  • dental bridges

 

MMA-free resin filling

Composite resin fillings are a state-of-the-art technology. After the caries has been removed, plastic that matches the color of the natural teeth is applied in layers to the gently roughened tooth.
Special adhesives are applied beforehand, which create a bond between the tooth and the resin at a molecular level. Each layer is hardened with a special light. This causes the plastic to bond firmly with the roughened tooth surface. In this way, the color and shape of defective teeth are faithfully reproduced and the radiant smile returns. With the right indication and application, dental resins are of optimum quality and have a medium-term durability.

Why MMA free dental resins?

The plastic molecule MMA is very allergenic and is contained in many products. As MMA comes out of the acrylics in the mouth under constant acidic load when exposed to moisture and constant warm temperatures and is swallowed, we use MMA-free filling materials such as those from Saremco.

Our motto: It should be ensured that dental resins not only look good and last well, but that they are also well tolerated. Questions about toxicology, biocompatibility and compatibility, which have to be implemented in everyday practice, are therefore attracting increasing interest.

 

Veneers

Everyone wants to have beautiful teeth. With our high-quality veneers and inlays, this is possible and you can of course chew, bite and speak without any problems. Ceramic veneers are a veneer for the teeth. The veneers are made of an aesthetic all-ceramic material. Veneers are very thin and translucent.

The ceramic material used is chemically inert, i.e. it does not dissolve in the mouth and is therefore biologically compatible. Veneers can be used to correct slight misalignments, gaps between teeth, tooth colors and local discolorations. They are therefore usually applied to the front teeth. As virtually nothing needs to be removed from the tooth when using them, veneers are rightly considered to be one of the gentlest minimally invasive procedures.

 

Dental crowns

A dental crown is a dental prosthesis that completely covers or surrounds a tooth or a dental implant (implant crown). The crown restores the normal shape, size and function of the tooth and optimizes the appearance.
The crown is usually made of an all-ceramic material. Crowns are usually used to repair teeth that are broken, worn or have large fillings. They can also be used to secure a dental bridge, cover a dental implant or protect a weak tooth from breaking off. Crowns are custom-made for the tooth and permanently bonded to the tooth.

 

Inlays and Onlays

Inlays and onlays are restorations that only restore part of the tooth. As they only cover the defective part of the tooth, a lot of healthy tooth substance can be preserved compared to a dental crown.
The great advantage of inlays and onlays over plastic fillings lies in the material and the manufacturing process. Dental fillings are inserted into the mouth in a workable state and hardened there. This causes the material to shrink, which can lead to irritating food residues between the teeth and thus to secondary diseases.
Inlays and onlays are specially produced for you under idealized conditions. This enables an exact fit and a long service life for the restoration.

 

Dental bridges

A dental bridge is a stable and scientifically proven dental prosthesis for closing gaps between teeth. A bridge consists of one or more artificial teeth that are fixed between two or more natural teeth. The natural teeth are referred to as “bridge abutments” and serve as anchoring points for the bridge. The missing tooth is replaced with ceramic and hangs like a bridge over a river in the middle of the restoration. Hence the name dental bridge.
Using all-ceramic materials, it can be designed to blend in completely unobtrusively with the natural dentition.
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