Dr. Marco Hahn

A perfect denture is a question of excellent skills of a dental technician and the materials being used!

Manual work for Each particular case and high technology are the features of the work we carry out in our dental laboratory. Material of the highest standard, individual and precise esthetics: details that contribute to health and well-being. By applying the most up-to-date procedures maximum quality is attained. Manual work are works of art right down to the last detail, both from the functional viewpoint and the esthetic. In the following pages we present the different possibilities of dental techniques. From the standard solution to a denture of top quality.

Crown of solid casting

Defects of individual dental units, belonging to persons with no filling problems, can be repaired using a solid crown, e.g. alloys with a high or low gold content. This permits the tooth to be preserved, at the same time protecting it.

Crown of solid casting
Crown of solid casting

Standard solution:

-> poor esthetics
-> problem if there is direct contact with other metals (e.g.amalgam)
-> reasonable costs
-> functional
-> biting on metal prevents damage to the mandibular joints

Crown with a ceramic coating

Crowns with a ceramic coating are a solution widely accepted because of the appearance, above all when dealing with the more visible dental units

Crown with a ceramic coating
Crown with a ceramic coating on the central right incisor

The solution with advantages:

-> the ceramic coating is a affordable solution
-> very satisfactory appearance
-> ceramic coating is resistant to wear and does not irritate the gum
> practically impossible to distinguish from own teeth
-> very good experience for several decades, as regards durability and esthetic results
possible to have pieces for individual cases, with a solid ceramic shoulder (ceramic edge)

Full ceramic crown

The perfect esthetic solution is a full-ceramic crown with no metal structure underneath. These type of crowns can hardly be distinguished from real teeth.

Full ceramic crown

The optimum solution:

-> complies with the strictest esthetic demands
-> high biocompatibility
-> not applicable universally
-> requires extensive preparation of the tooth

Galvanized crown

Galvanized crown

The alternative solution

-> high biocompatibility due to the composition of fine gold 999 and ceramic
-> ceramic coating
-> perfectly adapted
-> simple cementation work, carried out by the dentist
-> sometimes a fine gold edge is visible


Veneer     Veneer


Metal inlays

Lasting filling with resistant biocompatible alloys resistant to corrosion. Very good tolerance. With high and low gold content.

  Metal inlays   Metal inlays  


-> very good bio-tolerance
-> positive experience for several decades
-> Subjective esthetics
-> practical absence of bacterial plaque or tartar
-> Hextraordinary resistance with regard to wear and long lasting finish
maximum preservation of dental piece
-> no damage is done to the mandibular joints

Ceramic inlays

Fillings with top quality ceramic are the perfect solution from the esthetic point of view.

Ceramic inlays
    Ceramic inlays  


-> optimum appearance
-> very good bio-tolerance
-> fixing takes up a lot of time.
-> galvanically neutral
-> practical absence of bacterial plaque and tartar
-> relatively resistant to wear

Galvanized inlays

Galvanized inlays


-> very good bio-tolerance (fine gold 999)
-> adaptable to individual esthetic needs
-> simple and sure support with normal cement
-> loss of dental substance due to elaborate preparation of the piece
-> ceramic coating


Bridge of solid casting

The gap between teeth can be closed with a solid bridge. The dental units next to it are used as “pillars” which are covered with a crown. The bridge is made of alloys with a high or reduced gold content, or alloys that do not contain any precious metals at all.
Bridge of solid casting
Bridge of solid casting

-> not a very satisfactory solution from the esthetic point of view
-> functional and economic solution
-> avoids damage to the mandibular joints because of the metal biting surface
-> lower cost solution
-> efficacy proved for decades
-> simple cementation work

Bridge with a partial coating

The partial ceramic coating of the visible side of the bridge is a solution with good esthetic results. In the molar area, metal is visible.

Bridge with a partial coating

-> solution with a profitable coating that is functionally efficient
-> functional efficiency is most important here
-> avoids damage to the joints due to the metal biting surface
-> individualized construction makes it practically impossible to distinguish from the real teeth
-> efficacy proved for decades
-> simple cementation job

Completely coated bridge

All crowns and all bridge elements can be totally coated. This is the best solution from the esthetic point of view.
Completely coated bridge
Completely coated bridge

-> very satisfactory appearance – there is practically no metal visible 
-> individualized construction which is almost impossible to distinguish from the real teeth
-> very recommended solution
-> efficacy proved for decades
-> simple cementation job

Solid ceramic bridge

Solid ceramic bridge

-> top quality solution for closing a gap
-> excellent bio-tolerance
-> esthetically perfect
-> not applicable universally nor in all cases
-> requires elaborate preparation of the adjacent dental units

Denture held with a clip

Prosthesis held with a clip is a sure solution and offers good results when five or more dental pieces are missing. The clip guarantees perfect fit of the prosthesis. However, very frequently it can be seen, which the patient finds annoying and not very esthetic.

Denture held with a clip

the cheapest solution

-> curved clips only assure a sufficient fit
-> esthetically insatisfactory
-> only sufficient stability
-> very cheap and profitable
-> easily fitted and possible to be extended
-> the clips produce wear along teeth the denture is attached to.
considered annoying: the top palate is covered with synthetic material

Partial dentures

Partial dentures are used, among others, to replace teeth where support is poor. A solution proved very efficacious for the molar region. The prosthesis is removable.

Partial dentures

The standard solution

-> the clip of casting material assures a relatively good fit of the prosthesis
-> esthetically unsatisfactory
-> stable construction because of the casting in one only piece
-> cheap and profitable
-> can be extended in case of future loss of dental pieces
-> clips can produce important wear of the dental pieces where they are inserted.
-> considered annoying: the palate covered with synthetic or metal material.

Telescopic crowns

Dental prosthesis with no clips, and which are held by various telescopes. Extraordinarily comfortable due to the absence of clips and the thin plate across the palate.

Telescopic crowns

The demanding solution

-> reasonable bearing and stability of the remaining dental pieces
-> possibility of very satisfactory esthetic results (depending on the tendency of the remaining own pieces)
-> easily cleaned
-> easily fitted and the possibility of extending it
-> comfortable and easy to wear
-> need for greater space due to double crowns
-> acrylic material coating
-> good possibilities for a personalized construction, which allows an excellent imitation of the real teeth.
-> a small part of the palate could be covered

Large bridges with sliding elements (attachements)

The so-called sliding elements help to anchor the prosthesis. The prosthesis is fixed with no clips, the support elements are not visible. Dental prosthesis of top quality from the esthetic point of view.

Large bridges with sliding elements (attachements)

A comfortable solution as a result of the combination of bridge and prosthesis.

-> esthetically very satisfactory because of the use of crowns and bridges with a ceramic coating
-> easy cleaning of the removable part of the dental prosthesis
-> coupling by means of a precise mechanical element of support and fixing
-> very discrete
-> extraordinarily comfortable to use
-> personalized construction
-> reasonable overburden and stabilization of the remaining dental pieces
-> could cover a small part of the top palate

Crowns with a sliding element, small base for the prosthesis

Combination of fixed and removable dental prosthesis. Demanding solution, extraordinarily comfortable to use.

Crowns with a sliding element, small base for the prosthesis

Demanding solution with a “trick”

-> esthetically very satisfactory, because the coating of the fixed parts of the crowns or bridges are ceramic
-> possibility of imitating to perfection the real teeth

-> maximum comfort in a situation where the back teeth are missing
-> asy to clean the removable part of the prosthesis
-> the palate remains completely free
-> coupling through the use of a fine attachement
not applicable to particular cases