- Aesthetic Dentistry
Aesthetic dentistry aims to achieve the perfect smile. In this direction, the patient’s mouth structure, the position of the lips, the shape of the teeth and gums are in the foreground. All intraoral and extraoral structures of the patient are examined, and the most suitable design for the face shape and character is determined in line with the patient’s wishes. Laminate veneers, zirconium veneers, full porcelain, which are among the leading applications of aesthetic dentistry. (empress)coatings are included.
Smile Design: First of all, intraoral and facial photographs of the patient are taken from various angles. An intraoral measurement is taken to be transferred to the 3D model. The photographs taken are transferred to the computer and a new smile is designed digitally for the patient by examining the patient’s teeth and facial structures together with the help of special programs. This digitally prepared design is transferred to the 3D model obtained with the intraoral measurement taken from the patient. Through this model, the dentist communicates with the laboratory and clarifies how much abrasion will be done on which teeth, the applicability of veneer to which tooth, the application of laminate to which tooth, the limits of pink aesthetics, and the necessity of a tooth structure. A plate is made on the newly designed model and with the help of that plate, it is temporarily placed in the patient’s mouth. Temporary is the prototype of the teeth to be made in the mouth in 3D.
Porcelain Laminate Teeth: It is made by roughening only the front surfaces of the teeth by 0.3-0.5 mm from the enamel layer, without cutting all the surfaces of the teeth. In some cases, it can be done without touching the teeth, without cutting. It is the method in which the healthy tooth tissue is lost the least. Special porcelain dental laminates prepared on this thinned area are adhered with great precision and the process is completed.
Zirconium Veneers: Zirconium, which is used instead of other metal applications in dental veneer applications, is extremely durable and allows us to achieve perfect aesthetics because it is very close to the natural tooth thanks to its light transmittance. Zirconium veneers are used safely on both anterior and posterior teeth due to their robust structure against high pressures.
Full Porcelain (Empress) Veneers: It is porcelain with increased durability, obtained by firing glass ceramic on a crystalline ceramic core compressed under pressure. It is made entirely of ceramic. The absence of metal infrastructure and full ceramic content imitates the transparency, light reflection and transmission properties of natural teeth. The compatibility of the adhesives with the empress and tooth tissue, the chameleon effect of the materials provides the desired ideal color and transparency. All the characteristic features of your natural teeth can be transferred to empress dental veneers. Thus, natural dental aesthetics is achieved. Empress dental veneers are made for anterior incisors, premolars and single tooth deficiencies in this region, where aesthetics gains importance. Empress dental veneers are not preferred for molars in the posterior region where chewing forces and lateral forces increase, and for anterior region restorations where there is more than one missing tooth side by side. In these cases, aesthetic and higher resistance zirconium dental crowns are the first choice.