Aesthetic Dentistry

The word aesthetic, which we frequently use in dentistry, represents the understanding of beauty. What is the difference between aesthetic and non-aesthetic? A philosopher once said, “If what you see pleases you, it is beautiful”. Beauty is not absolute and is completely subjective.

Dental aesthetics is associated with visual perception. The color, contour, surface properties of the teeth, the proportion, symmetry and balance of each other and the whole face are important.

PROBLEMS IN AESTHETIC DENTISTRY;

• Coloration

• Broken or damaged teeth

• Crowded or rotated teeth

• Intermittent teeth

• Some of the root surfaces become visible as a result of gingival recession.

• Aged appearance as a result of wear

• White spot lesions

• They can be listed as small lateral incisors.

WHITENING

It can be applied in two different ways at home or in the practice. Teeth whitening can be applied in colorations ranging from moderate yellow-brown to light gray, tetracycline discoloration due to drug use, and superficial discoloration due to cigarette, coffee or tea consumption. It is a risky application in patients with tooth sensitivity, micro-cracked or very young teeth, and periapical diseased teeth.

COSMETIC CONTOURING

It is the correction of natural teeth with small abrasions. Correction of cutting edges, rounding of sharp corners, correction of small fractures and breaks.

DIRECT COMPOSITE BONDING APPLICATION

It is a kind of composite application made by removing minimum material from the tooth in closing small gaps, correcting crooked or twisted teeth, in cases of wear and light discoloration. Special composite materials are used for this purpose. However, since discoloration may occur in the long term, it should be changed after a certain period of time according to the patient’s feeding and brushing habits.

PORCELAIN VENERIES (LAMINATE)

It is a porcelain application performed by removing moderate material from the teeth in cases of moderate discoloration, closing the gaps in the teeth, correcting crooked or twisted teeth, in cases of wear. Only the anterior surfaces of the teeth are etched and prepared in the laboratory after the measurement and applied to the teeth in the second session.

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