A perfect smile, white teeth, a healthy and smooth mouth… It is possible to have all these and much more when it comes to teeth aesthetic. Aesthetic dentistry is known for offering many different aesthetic dental solutions from teeth whitening to smile design, from implant treatment to prosthetic teeth. We have compiled everything you need to know about aesthetic dentistry methods, dental aesthetics prices and dental aesthetics for you on these pages.
What is Aesthetic Dentistry?
Aesthetic dentistry emerges as a field of dentistry aimed at solving aesthetic problems rather than health problems in your teeth. In its simplest form, most of the solutions performed during aesthetic dentistry are not actually medically essential procedures. However, there are procedures within the scope of aesthetic dentistry that can positively affect both the aesthetic appearance and health of the patient. Solutions provided within the framework of aesthetic dentistry provide advantages in many ways, first of all to improve one's self-confidence. It is also possible to achieve beneficial effects such as decreasing the effects of bruxism and easier teeth cleaning.
What are the Advantages of Aesthetic Dentistry?
There are many advantages that aesthetic dentistry offers, especially compared
to general dentistry. The main difference between general dentistry and
aesthetic dentistry, which deals with medical dental problems such as tooth
cleaning, filling, root canal treatment and tooth extraction, is that
aesthetic dentistry provides an extra advantage to the patient by offering positive
cosmetic solutions. Developments and improvements in aesthetic dentistry,
especially in recent years, make the procedures faster on one hand, and on the
other hand, ensure that the treatments are completed painlessly. For example,
procedures such as laser-assisted teeth whitening and gum aesthetics can be
performed completely painlessly. For more complex treatments such as implants,
effective and harmless numbing methods are offered, aiming to leave the patient
with minimum pain and maximum satisfaction after the treatment. Positive
technological developments and modernization in the field of aesthetic
dentistry make it possible to have a perfect smile with minimal pain. So, why
do people apply for aesthetic dental solutions that do not directly affect
their oral and dental health? This question has a very valid answer: Life
quality. The important meeting that can define your career, the fun that you
will have with your friends in the evening or the date that you are going to
find the love of your life… Sometimes a perfect smile is all it takes to keep
it all moving in the direction you want it to be. According to scientific
studies, the self-confidence you feel when you smile not only increases your
life quality, but also makes the situation you are in at that moment easier and
more comfortable for you. Life can become more enjoyable when you do not
hesitate to smile because of the yellow teeth, crooked teeth or that
small gap between your two teeth. In other words, dental aesthetic treatment
methods add spiritual and moral value to the person at least as much as the
What are Aesthetic Dental Solutions?
When it comes to aesthetic dental solutions, it is possible to approach many
different dental aesthetic problems with various methods and techniques. Now,
let's take a closer look at the aesthetic dental solutions you can get by
contacting the aesthetic dentist in our medical consulting room.
1. Teeth Whitening
Of course, the first thing that comes to ones mind when it comes to dental aesthetics
is teeth whitening. Teeth whitening procedures, which is removing the stains
and the discolorations on the teeth, and also make the teeth a few tones
lighter, can be defined as the most popular dental aesthetic technique, as they
create a visible effect from the moment they occur. There are different teeth
whitening methods that dental aesthetic clinics can apply under different
conditions. One of them is home teeth whitening. As the name suggests, in home
teeth whitening, most of the bleaching process is carried out at the patient's
home. The whitening gel given to the patient by the dentist is used with the
help of whitening plates prepared in special mouth sizes, and it shows its
effect completely in about 10-15 days. Office type teeth whitening, or more
commonly called laser teeth whitening, is a bleaching process that takes place
in a much shorter time in a dentist's medical environment. This whitening gel
is expected to show a whitening effect in a much shorter time by being fed to
the teeth with the help of laser. The total duration of this procedure
corresponds to a short period of time such as 1-1.5 hours. The only teeth
whitening method for teeth whose aesthetics is impaired during root canal treatment and the combined teeth whitening method, which combines
both home and office whitening, are among the other whitening types.
2. Orthodontic Procedures
If you have any complaints such as tooth crowding or crooked teeth, of course, a general dentist can help you within the scope of orthodontic treatment. When it comes to aesthetic orthodontic treatment, wireless orthodontic procedures come into play. On one hand, this treatment, which aims to eliminate the crowding and crookedness of the teeth, on the other hand, stands out by eliminating the metal wires, the biggest disadvantage of which is the aesthetically displeasing image it results. In these procedures, which are carried out through Invisalign or clear aligner treatments, the wires are not visible what so ever, so the physical appearance of the patient is not affected during the treatment.
The bonding process is performed in the presence of a composite aesthetic tooth
filling on teeth with gaps or fractures. Bonding, which means "to
bond" with the definition of the word, is a dental aesthetic method that
serves to "establish a bond" between two separated teeth, so to
speak. This composite filling can harden as soon as a blue halogen or LED light
is applied, and with the expertise of the dentist, it can repair the damaged
area in a short time. The tooth in question is sanded, smoothed and polished
until it acquires its original color. Another point that should never be missed
in bonding processes is that the material is a plastic-based filling material.
In other words, no matter how cosmetically its physical properties are
improved, the result obtained with bonding will never be as durable and
valuable as porcelain filling. On the other hand, the biggest advantage of
bonding processes is that it can be applied even in millimetric small areas by
reaching the minimum level of tooth tissue. The bonding method can be easily
applied for the gaps between the teeth, the fractures in the teeth and the
darker teeth after the filling treatment.
4. Leaf Porcelain
Leaf porcelains, known as "laminated veener" in the world of
dentistry, appear as ultra-thin ceramic shells that are adhered to the front
surface of the teeth, just like false nails worn on nails. Porcelain laminated
teeth can be applied to any patient; The only condition is that the teeth are
strong enough to hold the leaf porcelain. The reason why leaf porcelain is
preferred for use is mostly to close the aesthetic defects in the teeth and to
improve the physical appearance of the teeth. Broken or stained teeth,
unequally sized teeth or inter-dental spaces can be corrected with a porcelain
laminate tooth solution. Before the leaf porcelain technology, this problem
could only be corrected with the crown method. The prominent advantage of
laminated porcelain compared to crowns is that it requires less shaping and
reduction before treatment. Another advantage of leaf porcelain is that they
are highly resistant to activities that cause excessive yellowing of the teeth,
such as smoking, tea or coffee consumption. Leaf porcelain treatment, which is
usually completed in 2-3 sessions, may of course differ depending on the
person's reaction to removing the treatment and the structure of the teeth.
5. Smile Design
This method of dental aesthetics, which was developed by taking advantage of the blessings of computer technology, is known as a treatment technique that significantly improves the smile of the person. Thanks to this technique, known as digital smile design, it is possible to instantly detect obvious differences between the smile before the treatment and the smile after the treatment is finished. Before starting the treatment, the patient and the dentist use this digital technology to decide on the appearance of the teeth after the treatment. The patient and the doctor, who can instantly see the image of the patient's teeth in the digital environment, can make the desired changes on the screen and come to a common opinion about what kind of appearance will be achieved at the end of the treatment. It is definitely worth mentioning the following point about smile design: Since the images to be projected on the screen are 2-dimensional rather than 3-dimensional, they may not be satisfactory in terms of giving the exact feeling of depth, so the estimated image to be projected after the treatment is an image created only to give an idea to the patient. In order to obtain a more realistic image, it is possible to request your dentist to make a model of your teeth and apply live acrylic material on this model.
6. Zirconium Teeth
Zirconium tooth, another dental aesthetic solution, is a type of coating made
with porcelain application on a white metal. This method has become popular and
valued especially because it provides a smooth image. Porcelain is coated on
the metal called zirconium and the dentists can shape it as they wish. The most
important advantage of zirconium coating is that it has a light-permeable
structure. Thus, it fits perfectly with natural teeth and provides a natural
appearance. Zirconium is a preferred metal especially in bridge and coating
construction. Due to the harmony it creates with natural teeth, it is highly
demanded by those who want to have their teeth done. Zirconium, which is a very
strong metal, also gives high durability to the porcelain coated on it. It is
observed that zirconium, which has no harm in terms of human health, is much
more aesthetic than other metals. Zirconium teeth produced by computer aided
devices called CAD-CAM are produced with a margin of error close to zero when
they are out of the hands of an expert.
Zirconium tooth, another dental aesthetic solution, is a type of coating made with porcelain application on a white metal. This method has become popular and valued especially because it provides a smooth image. Porcelain is coated on the metal called zirconium and the dentists can shape it as they wish. The most important advantage of zirconium coating is that it has a light-permeable structure. Thus, it fits perfectly with natural teeth and provides a natural appearance. Zirconium is a preferred metal especially in bridge and coating construction. Due to the harmony it creates with natural teeth, it is highly demanded by those who want to have their teeth done. Zirconium, which is a very strong metal, also gives high durability to the porcelain coated on it. It is observed that zirconium, which has no harm in terms of human health, is much more aesthetic than other metals. Zirconium teeth produced by computer aided devices called CAD-CAM are produced with a margin of error close to zero when they are out of the hands of an expert.
7. Prosthetic Teeth
Whole dental prosthesis is an aesthetic dentistry method applied by patients who have lost their teeth. These removable devices, which are used to replace lost teeth, are produced from porcelain or acrylic on an acrylic base. While whole dentures, as the name suggests, cover all of the teeth, partial dentures are designed and placed to fit only the lost teeth. Dentures are a great alternative for patients who have completely lost their teeth to regain their aesthetic smiles. The bases of dental prostheses are obtained from PMMA, which is produced with the aim of imitating natural gum tissue. While the upper part of the prosthesis completely covers the palate, the lower prostheses are designed in a U shape and aim to leave enough space for the tongue. Both upper and lower dentures are attached to their place by vacuuming after they are placed on the tooth tissue. A denture adhesive cream can also be used for this, to prevent food residues which causes discomfort when the teeth are fixed and placed under the denture. By only contacting our medical consulting room to get the best aesthetic dentistry services, to be able to consult our dentists in our clinic and to get information about dental aesthetics prices.