Beautiful teeth are a decisive factor when it comes to first impressions, interpersonal contacts or our self-confidence. In order to satisfy your desire for beautiful teeth, we offer you the following treatments from the field of aesthetic dentistry in our practice:
- Ceramic inlays & ceramic fillings made of biocompatible materials
- Amalgam restoration
We would be happy to advise you personally on our individual treatments in the field of aesthetic dentistry. Make an appointment at our practice: 0221-681652. We look forward to your visit! 🙂
Is your smile no longer what it used to be due to diseased, discolored, crooked or partly broken front teeth? With veneers we can help you get your real smile back!
Veneers are wafer-thin ceramic shells that are firmly bonded to the tooth. Our speciality are non-prep veneers (also called prepless veneers), which are particularly thin: Only 0.2 millimeters, about as thin as a contact lens. These veneers are manufactured in such a way that they can be used with a minimum of time and thus also for you at reduced costs.
Even with careful brushing and a healthy diet, teeth can discolor over time. Especially the enjoyment of coffee or tea as well as smoking can once stain white teeth beige or brown.
For tooth whitening (“bleaching”) we use a high-quality, certified system with which we gently remove stains from your teeth and whiten them. We plan and monitor the treatment carefully so that there is no risk of overdose damaging the teeth.
Before each treatment we will inform you in detail about the possibilities and also check whether bleaching is the appropriate treatment or whether a veneer is healthier and more sensible (e.g. due to a dental disease).
In any case, we will help you to leave our practice with a beautiful smile that will accompany you for a long time!
Detect caries quickly and early, treat it specifically and have healthy teeth for a lifetime: gentle, painless and harmless! With the special camera from SoproLIFE we can diagnose and treat caries in all stages of development and regions.
During the examination, your teeth are illuminated with harmless UV light. We use the SoproLIFE system. This enables us to immediately identify where action is needed: caries glows red, healthy tissue green. Even slight damage and demineralisation in the enamel can be detected at an early stage, i. e. long before caries develops. This allows us to significantly reduce the treatment time and work very accurately, in contrast to the traditional procedure.
With modern biocompatible materials we treat smaller and larger defects on your teeth inconspicuously, gently and for a long time, without disadvantages for the stability of the tooth substance. For small and medium defects, we use aesthetically pleasing composite fillings that can be perfectly adapted to the rest of the tooth substance.
If the defects on the tooth have already reached a critical size, especially in the molar region, we recommend ceramic inlays that are precisely adjusted. These are “biocompatible,” i. e. they cannot cause allergies and (like some plastics) do not release any harmful substances.
Periodontitis and periodontosis are widespread diseases of the gums. Early treatment is important to avoid long-term consequences such as tooth loss. If your gums bleed even a little while brushing your teeth, this is a warning signal.
In our practice we offer the full spectrum of periodontology, including the treatment of gum inflammation (gingivitis or periodontitis) and other diseases in the periodontal apparatus, e.g. inflammations in dentures. We carry out a careful risk assessment and determine the amount and type of bacteria that cause your gums to recover quickly.
With the laser we can remove almost all bacteria and support the gums to become healthy again. Laser treatment can – without the use of antibiotics – kill almost 100% of bacteria, it is low in bleeding and painless. For more aggressive diseases of the gums, we perform a special germ test, and if the gums or parts of the bone are already damaged, we use Emdogain®, for example, to accelerate the healing process.
With the Icon system we can treat caries in many cases without drilling. This way you save yourself or your child the stress of drilling and ensure healthy teeth. Your advantages:
- fast treatment also in interdental spaces (“proximal caries”) and white spots (white spots on the teeth, which can be a sign of incipient caries)
- without syringe and without drilling, thus no loss of tooth substance
- also ideal for the treatment of children
Caries treatment without drilling
- with the probe or the painless examination with the SoproLIFE camera, we find out whether caries has started.
- If the caries has not yet advanced far, we use the icon system, a highly fluid, biocompatible plastic that penetrates the enamel and fills the pores.
- The plastic is cured with a UV lamp. Ready! The tooth is now restored, without injection, without drilling and in only one session.
The prophylaxis serves to maintain your healthy dental stock and thus your healthy smile. It also promotes the healing process in diseased teeth and gums. Our prophylaxis program includes:
- Inventory of your individual oral hygiene
- Recommendations on suitable oral hygiene aids
- Professional tooth cleaning (also for children)
- Fluoride treatment
- Tooth sealing
We are most pleased when a patient sits in the treatment chair for a check-up and has very healthy teeth. And you can do a lot to keep your teeth healthy. The first step is very easy: give us a call!
If teeth are irreparably damaged, we close the resulting tooth gaps with implants. To do this, we first insert an artificial tooth root into the jaw bone and attach a crown to it. That sounds more brutal than it is! The planning and placement of implants has become routine for appropriately trained dentists. We work with market-leading and established implant systems (all-ceramic implants) so that we can easily replace your missing teeth.
Dental prostheses are fixed or removable replacement teeth, from crowns and bridges to complete dentures. During the examination and consultation we clarify with you which type of care is best suited for your case and advise you neutrally. We clarify which material makes sense, how the cost of manufacture can be covered by your health insurance and advise you on the aesthetics, functionality and fixation of your prosthesis.
As a special service we offer flexible prostheses made of biocompatible plastic.
The ideal condition of keeping one’s own teeth for a lifetime is often difficult to achieve. However, if teeth are lost, high-quality dentures can be used to ensure quality of life.
It is important to us that our patients have something of their crowns, bridges or prostheses for a long time. That is why we offer dentures made of biocompatible all-ceramics. This is very well tolerated by the body, is also stable and therefore very durable. Because ceramics can be adapted to the individual colour of the teeth, we can achieve an optimal aesthetic result for them.
Metal-free dentures do not pose any health risk and are particularly suitable for allergy sufferers. In addition, metallic taste and sensitivity to heat and cold are completely absent. If you prefer a cost-effective alternative, there are solutions for our patients not to have to do without high-quality dentures.
In any case, a guarantee applies to dental prostheses from our practice, which can be extended as required.
The muscles of our masticatory system are closely connected to the muscles in the neck and spine and are thus networked with the entire body. If you feel symptoms that go beyond the area of the head (e. g. pain while walking) it can be that disturbances in the masticatory system are responsible for it. The well-known catchword is temporo-mandibular joint disease (TMD) – a collective term for various disorders that may be present in the masticatory apparatus. Although massages and painkillers can bring some relief, they only treat symptoms and not the actual cause.
In order to find the cause and to treat it specifically, a detailed examination is important. We cooperate with the dental laboratory Uwe Schulz and use the AVOSAX® system for instrumental function diagnostics. For holistic treatment we cooperate with the physiotherapeutic centre Novotergum in Cologne. We solve your pain problems at the root! Call us if you have a question about the treatment procedure.
In our practice we offer you gentle and successful laser therapies with high-tech products from A.R.C. Laser:
- Root canal treatment and bacterial reduction: 100% removal of staphylococcus aureus, enterococcus faecalis and faecium, streptococcus pneumoniae, e. coli, pseudomonas aeruginosa, klebsiella pneumoniae
- Treatment of periodontitis: maintaining gum health, treatment of peri-implantitis (inflammations around implants), medical and aesthetic correction of gum contours, bacterial reduction and cleaning of gum pockets. (See also here.)
- Surgical treatments: Correction of labial and tongue frenulum (frenectomy), gentle treatment of aphthae, herpes, cysts and fistulas
- Treatment of sensitive tooth necks
Bad experiences from the past and insufficient information are the most frequent causes of dental fear. Patients who are afraid of the dentist therefore avoid visiting the practice and often carry off diseases such as periodontitis. Severe tooth defects and even tooth loss can be the result.
Our practice attaches great importance to providing all anxiety patients with comprehensive information and gentle, painless treatment. We take your fears seriously and respond to them. Only a transparent insight into the treatment and a trusting relationship between doctor and patient can dispel the fear of uncertainty.
We help you to overcome your dental fear. You can address your questions and concerns to us at any time. Make an appointment on 0221-681652 or send us an e-mail. We are here for you.
Careful dental care is very important from an early age. In addition to a thorough and sensitive examination, we will give you tips on proper dental care and healthy nutrition for your child.
We are also specialized in the early detection and treatment of Molar Incisor Hypomineralization (MIH)
Most dental diseases that occur in adulthood can be avoided by appropriate prevention – if you start early! Come to us as early as possible with your child, preferably before the first teeth are visible, but at the latest when the first tooth appears.
Withour fear of the dentist
Especially for small children, going to the dentist can be stressful. We help your daughter or your son not to combine the visit with fear! A sensitive, child-friendly treatment is not an empty phrase for us, but quite normal. This makes tooth cleaning or caries diagnosis almost child’s play, especially with the painless SoproLIFE camera!
Teeth grinding (bruxism) is often caused by overactive chewing muscles. The masticatory muscles are among the strongest muscles of the body. They can press teeth together so much that the enamel is damaged. Follow-up complaints such as TMD (temporo-mandibular joint disease), including resulting headaches or cervical spine syndrome, often occur.
Bite splints (so-called “grind splints”) can help prevent damage to the teeth, but they do not solve the actual problem. In addition, many patients bite through these splints in a short time, which makes subsequent appointments necessary, which lead to a great loss of time for the patients.
In our experience, a very good solution for teeth grinding is injections with botulinum toxin, which is known to most people under the brand names Azzalure® or Botox®. In the dosage used, it is not toxic, but has a deeply relaxing effect on the muscles. After the short injection, which lasts many months, your jaw muscles can relax and secondary illnesses such as tension headaches and shoulder and neck tensions subside or disappear completely.
The treatment of teeth grinding with botulinum toxin is harmless and has been tested for years. Dr. Pathirana is specially trained and certified for this, so that you are in good hands with us.