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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: "If the thing you see pleases you, it is beautiful." Beauty is a highly relative notion subjective to people.

Dental esthetics deals with visual perceptions. In this 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:

•    Discoloration

•    Broken or damaged teeth

•    Crowding or rotated tooth

•    Diastema (spacing or gap)

•    Root surfaces becoming visible due periodontal diseases

•    Dental abrasion

•    White spot lesions

•    Small lateral incisors

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.

Bleaching

It may be applied at home or clinic and indicated in moderate-level yellow-brown to light grey discoloration, tetracycline staining, and surface discoloration associated with coffee, smoking, or tea consumption. It is risky in patients with dental sensitivity, micro-cracks related to young teeth, and periapical disease.

Cosmetic Contouring

Restoration of natural teeth with fine abrasion involves correcting incisor margins, rounding of sharp angles, and correcting mild chippings in teeth.

Direct Composite Bonding

This composite restoration type involves closing diastemas and correcting 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 the long term, it should be changed or repaired after a certain period relative to the nutrition and brushing habits of the patients.

Porcelain Veneers (laminate)

It is a porcelain restoration performed by removing a moderate amount of tooth structure in procedures required for whitening a moderate-level discoloration, closing the gaps, correcting crowding or rotated teeth, and restoring tooth abrasion. Preparation is applied only on the anterior surfaces of the teeth. Following the required measurements taken in the first session, restorations are made in a laboratory and applied to the teeth in the second session. Compared to direct composite procedures, it has the advantage of more extended cosmetic durability and life. Need any further help? Please get in touch with us.

Created at 11.10.2023 03:42
Updated at 20.05.2024 04:09

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