Aesthetic Dentistry

Aesthetic dentistry is the application of various treatment methods in the mouth in order to achieve the maximum aesthetic appearance during the laughing and speaking functions of the patient. For this purpose, teeth, lips and gingival tissue are harmonized by taking into account the various characteristics of the person. The patient’s expectation, face shape, character traits and gender are the most important factors that play a role in determining the design. With aesthetic dentistry treatments, the person can achieve the most ideal smile profile for him in a short time.

 

Which Treatments Can Be Applied Within the Scope of Aesthetic Dentistry?

Aesthetic dentistry treatments can be applied on the dental tissue or in the soft tissues adjacent to the teeth. When a color change is desired only in the teeth, a significant change in the color of the tooth can be achieved in a short time with various teeth whitening processes. Minimal losses in dental tissue, asymmetries or minimal gaps between teeth can be treated with aesthetic fillings. When permanent changes are required in one or more of the shape, color or durability properties of the teeth, these changes can be easily achieved with various all-ceramic treatments. In cases where it is necessary to process only the front of the tooth, porcelain laminates can be applied where the need to make adjustments to the teeth is very low. In cases where the prosthesis needs to cover the tooth, Empress or Zirconium coating treatments are at the forefront with their aesthetic success. Empress porcelain, also known as Emax, provides very natural and aesthetic results by creating an appearance very close to the tooth tissue with its high permeability properties. Thanks to these features, it is often preferred for situations where shape and color changes are planned, especially in the anterior teeth. In Empress porcelain applications, it is usually sufficient to make a minimal arrangement on the tooth surface. Zirconium porcelains are at the forefront as they are very durable materials with low reflectivity. It is applied to teeth with discoloration problems. In addition, they are easily preferred in posterior group teeth that receive high strength thanks to their strong and durable nature, allowing highly aesthetic treatments to be performed in this region. In aesthetic problems observed due to the visibility level or existing asymmetry of the gingival tissue; By applying pink aesthetic procedures, the gingival tissue can be easily leveled, and arrangements can be made in the position of the gingiva or lip. In some cases, only one of the aesthetic dentistry treatments may be sufficient to create the ideal smile aesthetic. If necessary, it may be preferable to use several of these treatment methods in combination.

 

Design Process in Aesthetic Dentistry Treatments

In the processes that will cause a change in the shape of the teeth, the planned treatment is designed first. The design prepared in this process is presented to the patient, and the suitability of the design for the expected treatment result is evaluated in detail by rehearsing it on the patient under appropriate conditions. In cases where rehearsal is planned before the treatment, a silicone mold is prepared from the impression taken. By transferring the planned treatment procedures to this mold, the planned treatment results can be evaluated on the patient. In this way, the suitability of the design for the person can be evaluated more concretely. However, if one or more teeth are located in front of the planned treatment line, it is not possible for the proofing process to accurately reflect the design. In these cases, if rehearsal is planned, necessary arrangements should be made on these teeth first.

In the first session, all treatment alternatives that can be applied are explained to the patient in detail. In some cases, it may be necessary to support treatment with orthodontic treatments and dental implants. After the path to be followed in the treatment process is determined, measurements are taken from the patient. When necessary, this measure is supported by profile images taken from various aspects of the patient. Various plans are made in order to create the ideal design by evaluating the character traits and expectations of the patient. In case the design does not meet the patient expectation or the ideal compatibility with the dental tissues, it can be easily changed. While a new appointment may be needed for major changes planned in design features, minimal changes can be arranged even within the detected session. When the design with the most ideal features is created for the patient, the transition to the treatment phase is made.

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