Aesthetic Dentistry

Aesthetic Dentistry

It is an important branch of dentistry which is related to hygienic and aesthetic modulation of oral and dental area and solution for the problems.

Dental Aesthetic provides both elegant and well-kept look for teeth and healthy functioning of the same. Aesthetic dentistry is a mix of science, technology, and art. Its aim is to design "healthy and natural smile". Smile design is to renew ideal smile which is specific to the person with health and naturalness. Therefore, treatment required to be administered for each person is different. Aesthetic dentist must design a smile which his/her patient shall consider attractive and correct the defective look. His/her aim is to create an aesthetically acceptable and biologically suitable teeth row. 

There are different elements which determine the treatment plan in aesthetic dentistry. They may be sorted as missing teeth, patient expectation, face shape, position of jaws against each other, and such.

Bleaching (Whitening)

It is the procedure of removal of colorful, organic, and inorganic materials on the porous enamel on the teeth with tooth bleaching gels. 
Structural defects arising during the formation of teeth, some antibiotics taken in childhood or fetus, foods and drinks (stainers such as cigarette, tea, or coffee), and the amount of flour in drinking water may cause discoloration on our teeth.  The method of bleaching discolored teeth is more economic, effortless, and easier compared to the other restorative methods. Everybody may bleach his/her teeth; however, it is required to be examined by the dentist before bleaching. Those who have advanced dental cavities and tooth gum diseases in their mouth must be applied bleaching after their treatment. Out of them, it is not recommended for the individuals who have not completed their growth. Also, it must be carefully applied to pregnant and nursing mothers. Whitening on teeth is not at the same rate for everyone; it varies depending on the structure of the teeth how much teeth shall bleach. The result obtained from the procedure of bleaching varies depending on the teeth structure of the person and stays fixed for approximately 6 months - 2 years. Of course, this period depends on the person. During and after bleaching, staining materials must be avoided for minimum two weeks.

What Are the Teeth Bleaching Methods?

Bleaching is applied in two ways:

Power Bleaching applied within an hour in office environment; It is the fastest and the most reliable and effective bleaching system which consists of whitening gel and light and which can bleach the color of teeth 3-4 tones within a short period.
Home Bleaching; It is the bleaching procedure applied by adding gel into mouthpieces specially prepared for person with a simple measurement taken from mouth. Desired bleaching is provided within averagely 5-7 days. It must be worn for 4-8 hours a day (it may vary depending on the color and gel)

Laminate

They are the restorations made by minimum abrasion from frontal surface of healthy teeth in order to provide better aesthetic look. Laminate is applied for the individuals who have spaces between their teeth or have wide fillings or for teeth which have stains which cannot be removed with bleaching or have crowding.
Since laminates are made of porcelain, their luminous transmittance is similar to enamel. Therefore, it is ideal to provide more aesthetic look.

Diastema Closure (Bonding - Composite Laminate)

If you have wide jaw and small teeth, it causes gaps between teeth. When such gaps are combined with the dark areas in your mouth, your teeth never look as white as you wish. Gap teeth look like milk teeth. Therefore, your face has a childish look. Such gaps are treated within a very short time applying composite laminates by development of composite materials and adhesive methods.  Since no darkness is reflected from the mouth, teeth look whiter. Use of laminates prepared from porcelain in closure of diastema is one of the other methods used. 

Zirconium

White zirconium is used to prevent reflection of metal from the bottom and dark-colored look especially in frontal part.

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