We provide professional support in Cosmetic Dentistry.
The word “esthetics” which we use frequently in
dentistry, indicates the concept of beauty. What is the difference between
something esthetic and something not? A philosopher called the difference as
follows: “If the thing you see pleases you, then it is beautiful”. Beauty is a
highly relative notion subjective to people.
Dental esthetics deals with visual perceptions. In this the context, the color,
the contour, and the surface characteristics of the teeth alongside their
ratio, symmetry, and balance with each other and relative to the entire face,
bear significant importance.
Problems encountered in cosmetic dentistry:
Currently, dentists have much more treatment options
to restore teeth appearance than they had before. Appropriate diagnosis is a
must for treatment of a patient demanding cosmetic restoration. In order to be
successful, cosmetic problems should be determined objectively.
It may be applied at home or in clinic. Indicated in moderate-level
yellow-brown to light grey discoloration, tetracycline staining and surface
discoloration associated with coffee, smoking or tea consumption. It is a risky
procedure in patients with; dental sensitivity, micro cracks associated with
young teeth, and periapical disease.
Restoration of natural teeth with fine abrasion involves correction of incisor
margins, rounding of sharp angles, and correction of mild chippings in teeth.
Direct Composite Bonding
This is a type of composite restoration that involves closing of diastemas,
correction of crowding or rotated teeth, which is performed with minimal tooth
structure removal in abrasion and mild discoloration cases. It is preferred due
to its conservative character, single-session treatment, infliction of minimal
abrasion, and production of satisfactory cosmetic results. However, since
discoloration of the restorations may be observed in long-term, it should be
changed or repaired after a certain period of time relative to the nutrition
and brushing habits of the patients.
Porcelain Veneers (laminate)
It is a porcelain restoration performed by removing moderate amount of tooth
structure in procedures required for whitening a moderate-level discoloration,
closing of the gaps, correction of crowding or rotated tooth, and restoring
tooth abrasion. Preparation is applied only on the anterior surfaces of the
teeth. Following required measurements taken in the first session, restorations
are made in a laboratory, and it is applied on the teeth in the second session.
Compared to the direct composite procedures, it has the advantage of having a
longer cosmetic durability and life.