Aesthetic Dentistry

Aesthetic Dentistry

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 physical one.

 

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.

3. Bonding


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.
 

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.