Dr Smith and his friendly team are pleased to introduce you to our unique dental practice. Your need for healthy teeth and gums through a holistic approach is our main focus. Dr Smith is known for using an advanced approach in treating each patient with individual care, knowing that there are different wants and needs for each one of his patients. Dr Smith plans your treatment to achieve optimum dental health. His expertise in “restoring” teeth allows strong, long-lasting solutions. Rather than simply “filling” teeth, he restores teeth to their natural beauty and strength.
The practice philosophy is natural jaw position, conservative metal free restorations, along with the newest of technologies and function. The practice prides itself on being Amalgam free, provides early and late periodontal treatment, and Neuromuscular Dentistry in relation to aesthetic cases. This is the perfect relationship between natural human form and function to provide the best aesthetic results.
Our Dental Hygiene team has gone through extensive training to provide our patients with gentle yet thorough cleanings utilizing the latest in laser technology to improve and maintain your oral health. Prevention is our goal with each patient.
Equipment we provide:
Dr. Charles Smith from Heidelberg adopts a holistic approach to the treatment of all his patients, not only those with CMD-symptoms. He is a specialist in aesthetic dentistry. Whatever he is dealing with in the area of “healthy teeth”, Dr. Smith sets himself extremely high quality standards. With dental implants in particular, top quality work is his highest priority.
Expert Dental Qualifications
Dr. Charles Smith is an American trained general dentist who is a specialist in aesthetic reconstruction and jaw joint pain treatment. Many of the newest aesthetic dental techniques and most effective materials for aesthetic dentistry have been developed in the United States. After completion of his dental degree at the University of Buffalo, New York in 1995, Dr. Smith has continued his education through 100’s of hours of courses at the Las Vegas Institute for Aesthetic Dentistry (LVI).
LVI is not only a world leading educational institute, but is also unique because it is a forum of leading dentists from over 30 countries worldwide that are in constant contact passing ideas between one another. The results are obvious for patients of Dr. Smith that they have benefited from the quickest, most aesthetic, comfortable and effective techniques available.
Dr. Smith is the first and only "LVI Fellow" in Europe and is now in an elite group of less than 100 dentists worldwide to be an expert in Aesthetic Reconstruction and Neuromuscular dentistry and also an international lecturer in the field. Dr Smith is providing on a routine basis the most advanced services including Smile Makeovers, INVISALIGN, TMJ and Full Mouth Reconstruction.
A Certified Hygienist delivers our unique professional soft tissue program by Ultrasonic Cleaning and Airflow. Hygienists have special training to treat periodontal disease and routine prophylaxis. Patients often comment on the thorough and comfortable care they received from the hygienist. Our Certified Implantologist has the highest qualifications and experience in the realm of implants. He can place one implant or restore your whole mouth in a day with Nobel Guide Implant system "Teeth in a Day." We deliver the highest quality aesthetics because of our in-office master dental laboratory. Having been trained both in Europe and the U.S. at the most renowned laboratory schools; they deliver personalized individual aesthetic smiles with correct functional occlusion.
Do you fear the dentist? A medical anesthesiologist in our practice can help you relax and receive comfortable dental care with … Sedation Dentistry, Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas), or General Anesthesia.
We provide a:
2 Year Guarantee on Composite and Porcelain Inlay Restorations
7 Year Guarantee on Full Mouth Rehabilitation
Changing Smiles, Changing Lives
Expert Diagnosis and Therapy
If an Aesthetic Smile Makeover is your wish, we begin with a private consultation with Dr. Smith considering several factors including face shape, tooth color, tooth size, light refraction, age and skin. Dr. Smith believes that no two smiles are alike and has developed a deep passion for individualizing each of his patient’s specific needs. Dr Smith's expertise combined with effective communication with you and the in-office master dental laboratory is the combination necessary to create your perfect smile.
Welcome! Your Smile Makeover
Are you dreaming about renewing your smile? Have you delayed treatment because you did not know where to renew your smile? Where could you find a dentist that could restore your self-confidence by restoring your smile back to its original natural form, or create a new perfect Hollywood smile, in one or a few comfortable private visits? A visit to Charles Smith DDS, LVIF in Heidelberg, Germany could quickly answer your questions.
Modern Aesthetic Dentistry
The Importance of a Beautiful Smile
Your smile is unique. It tells the world about you, fosters communication and goodwill, indicates vitality, happiness and general well being. Improve your personal and professional relationships; make a positive and memorable statement to those you meet- with a bright, beautiful and spontaneous smile. Some of our services include:
Hollywood Tooth Whitening makes your smile sparkle! Dr. Smith uses materials acquired directly from a Hollywood dentist that are used on stars seen in movies. This technique is more effective than any other brands and techniques commonly used today, and Dr. Smith may be the only dentist in Europe providing this service! We can whiten teeth lighter than the whitest natural human shade, and have had excellent success with whitening stains from flourosis and tetracycline staining!
Dental Veneers are wafer thin, semi-translucent porcelain facings that bond permanently to the fronts of your teeth. Dental veneers are durable, stain-resistant, and natural looking.
Porcelain Crowns are a dental restoration that encircles the tooth. Dr. Smith provides exclusively all-porcelain BONDED restorations. Bonded crowns allow natural light and color of the tooth to subtly come through giving a completely natural appearance and the best aesthetics possible.
Full Mouth Aesthetic Reconstruction enhances the appearance of the smile and corrects imperfections in bite position. Chipped, short, worn-down teeth can be repaired and restored with full mouth rehabilitation. Combining the art of Cosmetic Dentistry, with the technology of Neuromuscular Dentistry, Full Mouth Rehabilitation lets you finally have a smile that is both naturally beautiful and comfortable.
For minor chips, cracks, and discolorations, Composite Bonding may be all that is needed to enhance your smile. Composite resin material is bonded directly to the surface of the tooth without tooth structure removal. Dental bonding when done in conjunction with whitening or orthodontics, can transform a smile.
A Porcelain Inlay is a solid substance of porcelain bonded to a cavity in a tooth. The porcelain Inlay is fabricated in our laboratory and then bonded to the tooth to restore the tooth to its original strength in the most conservative fashion.
Patients with short teeth and too much gum tissue can make their teeth longer and smile more attractive by Gum Tissue Recontouring. The excess gum tissue is removed with a Diode Laser under local anesthetic. Healing with a laser is immediate, painless, and in 1-2 days the gum tissue appears normal.
Your first visit in our practice in Heidelberg will create an individual treatment plan after a comprehensive head, neck and oral examination, Digital Radiographs, an Intra-Oral Camera tour, and Computer Electro-diagnostic evaluation of your bite. We will discuss your goals, and then provide various treatment options along with a written cost estimate in either English or German. The appointment schedule will also be determined with your input.
Dental implants offer a modern, sophisticated substitute for replacement of the natural root of a tooth. They are made from titanium, which is very well tolerated by bone and soft tissues. An implant provides the essential new root needed to support the replacement tooth. They are the informed choice and are a better treatment option than bridges or dentures for tooth replacement. Our Certified Implantologist surgically places implants in our first-class surgical theater and recovery after the procedure is in our private recovery room.
"Nobel Guide™ implant system" is Perfect Planning for Perfect Teeth.
Today, with our revolutionary planning system called Nobel Guide,™ we've moved the concept of aesthetic dentistry to a completely new level. This treatment planning and implementation system means you can plan and predict every aspect of a flapless surgery in advance - with pinpoint accuracy. You then place implants and deliver the prosthetic solution at the same time, with no healing time required. In practice, this means that patients can leave the chair with functioning, beautiful teeth in just one treatment appointment.
Neuromuscular Dentistry - Beyond the appearance of a smile.
If you are considering major dental procedures such as reconstruction (including cosmetic dentistry), orthodontics, implants, dentures, or if you suffer head/neck pain or other "TMD" like symptoms, establishing a precise occlusion becomes very important. This is when choosing neuromuscular diagnostic techniques can have a positive and long-term impact on the outcome of treatment.
Neuromuscular dentistry considers the entire system that controls the positioning and function of your jaw. Dr. Smith seeks to establish a jaw position based on a harmonious relationship of the three factors of occlusion - the teeth, muscles and jaw joints. The resulting relaxed muscular jaw position is called the neuromuscular bite.
How is Neuromuscular Dentistry Performed?
Neuromuscular Dentistry begins by relaxing the muscles around the jaw and neck with the use of a TENS device (Myomonitor). The Myomonitor is a battery operated electrical stimulus to the muscles of the facial/jaw area, and the neck/shoulder area, to "exercise" these muscles to cause them to relax.
Tests will be performed using Computerized Electro-Diagnostic Instrumentation that provides detailed objective information about the status of your muscles and joints. Jaw Tracking is used to measure and study the pattern of the jaw opening and closing through its full range of motion. Electromyography (EMG) tests provide information on the activity of key muscles that control the jaw during various functions as well at rest.
The new bite position will allow muscles of the head and neck to be relaxed, eliminating related TMD symptoms, and allow joint healing to begin. The new bite position will also recapture the disk, decompress the joint, and center the atlas (top vertebrae) in its correct position. These changes will have lifelong positive systemic effects.
Neuromuscular dentistry has had the longest and greatest success of any method of jaw position therapy. This treatment is an enormous advantage for patients receiving Aesthetic Full Mouth Reconstruction.
An Aesthetic Smile Makeover may be as simple as whitening and some small composite restorations on the worn portions of the front teeth, or as involved as full mouth reconstruction. Whatever the needs of Dr. Smith's patients, they are always surprised at the ease, speed, and comfort level of their procedure, as well as the resulting beautiful smile.
Our practice offers a broad range of dental services for patients from Heidelberg, Mannheim, Frankfurt am Main, Darmstadt, Karlsruhe, etc.
Progressive Practice for Family and Aesthetic Dentistry
D - 69115 Heidelberg
Tel: (49) 06221 - 6516090
Fax: (49) 06221 - 600029
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