Orthodontics refers to the area of dentistry that deals with ensuring the correct positioning of the teeth with the aid of fixed or removable braces. To ensure the best possible service, the Clinic is a member of the FaceXP Association, which is highly specialsed and formed only by selected dentists who share a philosophy that focuses on the patient and his/her needs, including aesthetic requirements.
Implants are small titanium rods that are positioned in the jaw bone in place of the tooth root. Once they have been completed anchored and englobed by the bone (osteointegration), it is possible to position the crown, which is the visible part of the tooth recreated in the laboratory. The Clinic offers digitalised procedures (implant systems and 3D software for diagnosis purposes) to ensure the lowest possible invasiveness, and relies on Nobel Biocare for the steps involving guided surgery.
Optimum solutions that are minimally invasive, always with view to saving a patient’s natural teeth to the extent possible. For its dental surgery, the Clinic is equipped with cutting-edge technology, such as the Oralia D-Lux surgical laser – also for PHOTOLASE, decontamination, and bio-stimulation – and the D-Light therapy laser – to treat inflammations, pain and swelling and to desensitise the dental cervix. For complex operations, Dr. Testa collaborates with Dr. Dario Ventorre, specialised in Orthognathic and Cosmetic Surgery, and Implantology
A beautiful smile that is personal, well-balanced and natural. This is the goal that the Clinic aims to reach every day. This is why, when planning the treatment necessary, the personality and expectations of the patient are also taken into consideration. There are numerous solutions available, ranging from cosmetic orthodontics to veneers (thin shells made in ceramic that are bonded to the front of the teeth changing their appearance), and whitening, which is performed using safe techniques that protect the enamel, even if performed on several occasions once over time.
The Clinic pays particular attention to all the needs of its patients. When necessary, it can thus perform operations with the patient under conscious sedation, using nitrous oxide. For more complex cases, Dr. Testa avails himself of the collaboration of specialists in anaesthesia and reanimation of the City Clinic of Bolzano, a multi-disciplinary surgical clinic of excellence. Following a preliminary interview, the operation may require the presence of the anaesthesist during both the pre-operation and post-operation phase. This services makes it possible to deal with the most demanding surgical and prosthetic steps in a single operation.
The human body is a well-balanced system made up of single elements. For this reason, when dental treatments are carried out, it is important to be able to view them within an overall picture in order not to alter this balance and to restore the correct physiology. To perform a careful postural analysis and insert this in the treatment plan, the Clinic collaborates with Dr. Michele Censi, an osteopath, physiotherapist and founder of the Centro Osteopatico Riabilitativo (COR – Centre of Osteopathy and Rehabilitation) of Bolzano.
The dental hygiene sessions are a crucial part of prevention, because they allow the hygienist to keep constant check on the condition of the oral cavity, thus avoiding pathologies and complex treatments. They are also fundamental for the regular removal of plaque and tartar to keep teeth and gums healthy. For greater comfort, teeth are cleaned both manually and using ultra-sound equipment. All patients have a personalised hygiene schedule based on their specific needs.
For diagnostic purposes, the Clinic has highly technological equipment that produces all the material necessary to formulate treatment plans, thus ensuring quick replies and the utmost comfort for the patient. In addition to the Planmeca Promax 3D Radiography unit, which are present in only a handful of private clinics in Italy, the Clinic also posses the exclusive device for producing optic impressions, Planmeca Emerald, and the 3D printer Planmeca Creo C5, which exploits digital light processing (DLP) to create objects from ultra-violet cured resin.
Taking steps to ensure that children come willingly to the dentist is crucial also to encourage a constant and lasting relationship with their dentist, the secret for keeping teeth healthy. The Clinic adopts an extremely soft approach to its young patients, without forcing them in any way, and always looks for the most suitable treatments bearing in mind the child’s development: during the hygiene sessions, they are also given lots of advice on how to clean their teeth properly and keep them healthy, with instructions that are easy for even the very young to follow.
For our Clinic, offering personalised treatments does not only mean providing the ideal treatment for a pathology, but also taking into account the needs, expectations and the lifestyle of every single patient in the work we do. This philosophy applies in particular to the cosmetic aspect of our work, in which the dental accessories produced become part of the delicate balance of the patient’s self-perception, and must meet the results desired by those who rely on our competence.