Oral care is a vital part of general healthcare. It prevents both disease and bad breath. Annual check-ups including dental hygiene are essential for keeping the teeth beautiful and healthy. Dental hygiene treatment includes professional tooth cleaning, which removes plaque, stains and calculus. Fluoride treatment is used to give the teeth optimal protection against caries. As a result, problems can be recognised and treated at an early stage, avoiding expensive and painful complications.
Gaps between your teeth can be closed either with a fixed ceramic bridge or a removable dental prosthesis. Only the visible part of the tooth, the crown, is replaced.
In the case of implant treatment, the root of the missing tooth is replaced by an artificial root – a screw attached to the jaw bone. The implantation technique can be used either to replace an individual tooth or close a larger gap with several implants.
A lot of tooth damage is invisible at first. The interdental spaces and the areas of tooth and bone that are covered by the gums in particular cannot be satisfactorily evaluated with the naked eye. X-rays help dentists identify existing damage early on. There are many different scanning techniques, ranging from simple x-rays of individual teeth to computer-aided, three-dimensional tomograms of the teeth and the jaw.
Teeth are misaligned if they do not fit ideally into the dental arch of the upper or lower jaw; this has a negative cosmetic impact. Tooth misalignments can impede chewing and can even cause speech disorders. They are corrected in both young people and adults, as the position of the teeth can be improved at any age.