High-tech in dental prosthetics

when a tooth no longer can be saved with white fillings

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Caries - a combined attack of bacteria and acid on dental enamel and dentin - destroys the natural dental crown and infects the dental nerves and jaw bone if left untreated. Root canal treatment and jaw operations are the result.
Caries must therefore be removed and the defect in the tooth must be treated. Mercury amalgam is no longer a modern method. In our centre you are exclusively treated with tooth-coloured compomer ceramic fillings which, in contrast to amalgam, chemically bond with the tooth and reliably protect it from marginal caries!
However, if the caries defect is very large, unfortunately even compomer fillings do not withstand the chewing pressure and might break - caries will again develop in the gaps. In this case only ceramic crowns can protect the teeth permanently. Incisors that turn black over time due to root canal treatment can also be restored for a perfect smile only with ceramic crowns.
If one or more teeth are missing between two teeth and dental implants are not desired or medically possible, a fixed, cemented tooth bridge is made from high-performance ceramics to fill in the missing tooth. Optically and by chewing and tongue feeling there is no difference to a complete row of natural teeth.  If the molars are missing or if the gap between the teeth is too large (three or more teeth are missing), a bridge can also be fixed in place after the insertion of a dental implant ("mixed" anchored bridges on teeth and implants).
In case of complete edentulousness, fixed ceramic bridges can also be permanently cemented on - depending on the jaw size - four to eight dental implants as on natural teeth and feel (almost) like your own teeth.

Overdentures rigidly stabilized and anchored on dental implants

This solution is excellently suited for restoring the optimal chewing and speech function if a conventional total prosthesis no longer holds due to total tooth loss and jaw bone loss, or if it falls out of the mouth while speaking and chewing and if gentle bone reconstruction operations are not desired or are not possible for medical reasons. For this purpose, four dental implants are placed in the lower jaw and six in the upper jaw (this type of implant restoration is almost always possible without great effort and increased risk!) and after the implants have healed in, the metal framework prosthesis is anchored to the implants.

Teeth grinding - bruxism - temporomandibular joint disorders

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Teeth grinding

leads to an accelerated wear of the healthy enamel. This results in hypersensitivity of the teeth and loss of beauty of the otherwise healthy teeth. When teeth are restored by ceramic crowns and bridges, bruxism can also cause massive damage to the ceramic coating. In the long run the grinding of teeth also leads to severe and painful diseases of the temporomandibular joint.

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The bruxism splint

Unfortunately, after 30 years of Prof. Troedhan's experience, the pathological bruxism with all its consequences continues to increase. In order to protect teeth and temporomandibular joints (TMJ) from the consequences of grinding, Prof. Troedhan and his dental technicians have developed a very robust protective splint that protects teeth and jaw joints from destruction. 

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TMJ disorders

The consequences of daily/nightly grinding and clenching of teeth results in difficult-to-treat tooth and temporomandibular joint pain, which can often radiate into the entire face. As well, the temporomandibular joints can be destroyed mechanically. At this stage, splint treatment is the only way to avoid temporomandibular joint surgery.