The most beautiful things in life usually begin with a smile. Smiling makes us not only happy and joyful but also more confident and likable by others. Many studies have proven how our confidence and psychology actually is connected to the well-being and aesthetics of our teeth.
As our body and mind are interconnected, not only teeth have an affect on our psychological well-being but for example stress has an impact on our teeth-health.
A complex topic which my holistic dentist Dr. Helene Pätsch of swiss smile Zurich explained to me in our latest meeting – at her beautiful clinic overlooking Bellevue Zurich – by telling me about three of her latest success cases – on how she could improve her patients lives, well-being and confidence with specialized dental treatments. That’s what I’d call „good news“ in times like these. Thank you Dr. Pätsch:
Patient case 1)
Due to years of tooth grinding, not only the length of his teeth have been severely asymmetrically shortened, but also large parts of the enamel has broken off over a large area and dark- coloured surfaces appeared when he spoke.
By using stabilising ceramics, the biting situation could be raised and compensated, but also the missing defects got compensated. Several tooth gaps were reconstructed with stable dental implants. An individual physiotherapeutic protective night guard relaxed the chewing muscles in gentle way.
Our patient got his natural fresh look back. He reported enthusiastically that some friends noticed his change but did not attribute it directly to his new teeth. The original concern that his teeth might look too artificial was forgotten. Now he could fully enjoy his new smile, which he was very happy to show, just like in his younger days.
Patient case 2)
The naturally very thin and transparent tooth material, which showed extensive substance defects at the neck of the tooth, had been on the patient’s mind for a long time.
By using Lumineers (thin ceramic veneers), all affected teeth of the upper jaw were optimised in colour and shape and reconstructed in a stabilising way. The lower teeth received a colour brightening and small defect fillings made of composite.
The final result gave every reason to smile, because despite extensive treatment, not a single tooth had to be ground down.
Patient case 3)
“Too much” gum made the front teeth look in a very short and asymmetrical way. Through a so-called Gummy Smile treatment (a surgical laser removal of gums), the naturally beautiful
shape of the teeth was fully restored. Small tooth crowding was compensated by an Invisalign splint treatment.
An “inviting” and natural smile was made possible – even without any artificial ceramic veneers. “Being able to show more teeth again is making me happy”, our patient said with a smile when she came back to Bellevue for her follow-up visit.
Thank you for the interview, Dr. Pätsch.
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