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Aestetic Dentistry

Aesthetic Dentistry

A Healthy and Aesthetic Smile

Aesthetic dentistry is the treatments that provide people to have a healthy and aesthetic appearance with a variety of transactions made on teeth and gums and to regain the lost functions. Aesthetic dentistry performs the treatment of tooth decay, eroded teeth, decolored teeth (whitening), sensitive teeth, gapped teeth (diastema), traumatised teeth, broken teeth, teeth with shape, texture and form disorders, slight perplexity.

Frequently asked Questions

What Is Aesthetic Dentistry?

Aesthetic dentistry is the treatments that provide people to have a healthy and aesthetic appearance with a variety of transactions made on teeth and gums and to regain the lost functions. Aesthetic dentistry performs the treatment of tooth decay, eroded teeth, decolored teeth (whitening), sensitive teeth, gapped teeth (diastema), traumatised teeth, broken teeth, teeth with shape, texture and form disorders, slight perplexity.

For these treatments, composite white fillings (in bonding applications), porcelain fillings (inlays-onlays), the fiber application, the whitening method, laser technology and laminate applications are utilized.

What Is Cosmetic Filler-Bonding Application?

It is the aesthetic procedures in the restoration of teeth which is done to correct by changing color, size and forms of decayed, worn, broken teeth with composite (white) fillings. Because minimal material loss of Bonding applications happens in the dental tissue, it can be named as dental tissue-friendly operation. Since the composite filling material we use costs an affordable price and it has various color options, it raises satisfactory results for our patients.

Is Aesthetic Filling-Bonding Application A Painful Process?

No, although the process is usually done with local anesthesia, in some cases (in minimal teeth correction) local anesthesia is not needed.

Does Aesthetic Filling-Bonding Application Take Long Time?

If transactions are applied to a few teeth, it is completed in a single-stage with the direct method into the patient’s mouth. When it is applied to several teeth, it may take a few sessions with direct and indirect methods.

How Are Aesthetic Filling-Bonding Applications Done?

There is a divine proportion rule in nature and in teeth. According to this rule, teeth should be seen in a certain proportion to be aesthetically perfect during smile when viewed from front. In aesthetic filling, these proportions are taken into consideration and first rough areas on the teeth are done with minimal processes. After that, restorations to these areas are realized with the composite material which is easy to give shape.

What Is The Lifespan Of Aesthetic Filling?

Lifespan of aesthetic filler depends on the quality of the composite material used, the handskill of the dentist and the hygiene of patient’s mouth. The avarage duration is 5 years, but those who consume tea, coffee and smoke too much, have coloration of natural teeth more rapid than others.

What Should Be Cared In Maintenance Of Aesthetic Composite Fillings?

The most important factor in the maintenance of aesthetic fillers is to have a good oral hygiene. If we fail to provide an ideal oral hygiene, some problems in gums occur and even teeth can decay. Also, since hard foods may cause etching on composite material, it is necessary to stay away from these types of foods. Since etching may also happen due to brushing, stiff tooth brushes should be avoided. Another issue is that since all food and beverages such as coffee, tea and tobocco which can cause coloring on aesthetic filling, consumption of these should be paid attention.

What Are The Advantages Of Aesthetic Filling?

The biggest advantages of aesthetic composite fillings are to have different colors, to be transparent and to satisfy the patient aesthetically. It is also cost-effective. If the patient wants, he can have the same tooth filled again. It is preferred by patients because minimal processing to the dental tissue is done.

Which One Is More Aesthetic: Porcelain Laminate Or Aesthetic Composite Filling?

The advantages, disadvantages and indications of the two types of restoration are different. Our dentists at Dentapolitan Dental Hospital will provide the ideal restoration options for patients according to expectations of the patient, the patient’s dental status and financial situation. Porcelain laminates are longer lasting and aesthetically superior, but roughening on the tooth surface may need to be done.

What Is Porcelain Inlay-Onlay Filling?

It is the personalized full porcelain fillings which can remain aesthetical without any erosion and maintain integrity of teeth against masticatory forces in major tooth tissue loss. It is generally used in posterior teeth. While the porcelain inlay filling is special filling made for the interior of the hills in chewing area of teeth, the porcelain onlay filling is bigger porcelain filling that involves even these tooth hills.

How Are Porcelain Inlays And Onlays Fillings Made?

Porcelain inlays – onlays are fillings that are done in two sessions. First, the current decays in teeth are cleaned, a special cavity is prepared for fillings. Later, measurement of the tooth is made by a dentist with special measurement techniques. Then, the color from the porcelain color scheme is chosen in accordance with the patient’s tooth color and is sent to the laboratory. The Porcelain filling prepared in the laboratory is affixed to the area isolated from saliva with special materials in the second session. The process is ended by making the final polishing by the dentist.

In What Circumstances Should Porcelain Inlay-Onlay Filling Be Preferred?

Porcelain inlay-onlay filling is used as an alternative option to porcelain crowns to protect the integrity of the teeth which especially have had root canal treatment, dehydrated, increased fragility. Another field of its use in teeth with much substance loss is that composite fillings are used as an alternative in order to provide both aesthetics and a more ideal tooth contact. In addition, it is used in too much erosed teeth to increase the vertical dimension of it.

What Is The Lifespan Of Porcelain Inlay-Onlay Filling?

Lifespan of porcelain inlay-onlay filling depends on the type of the material used, the patient’s oral hygiene and medical skills of dentist.

What Are The Advantages Of Porcelain Inlay-Onlay Filling?

Porcelain inlay-onlay fillings are more aesthetic than composite fillings because discoloration in porcelain inlay-onlay fillings doesn’t occur.In addition, it is better since it is shaped in a private laboratory. It is more successful in major restorations. Also, since the edge matching is good and it is ensured with the restoration that there is no leak in dental combination field, the risk of decay in hard tissue of the remaining tooth is less than that of the composite fillings.

What Are The Empress Porcelain Crowns?

In empress porcelain crowns, glass-supported reinforced porcelain are used instead of metal infrastructure. Glass-reinforced porcelain transmits light more. Empress crowns also have the ability to reflect light almost pecfectly. Thanks to these aspects, they are very close to natural teeth and are very aesthetic.Their compliance with gum tissues is very good. Since they do not contain any metal infrastructure, an allergic situation is out of the question. And also, since the empress porcelains are replaced on teeth exactly with aspecial glue, teeth do not decay underneath of the porcelain.

Which Teeth Can Empress Porcelain Crowns Be Applied?

Empress full porcelain crowns are used:

In the upper front teeth where aesthetics is very important;

In the premolars on which much force isn’t exposed,

In teeth with discoloration after a root canal therapy,

In discolored teeth because of antibiotics such as tetracycline,

In discolored teeth due to taking much fluoride (flourozis)

In discolored teeth due to aging,

In the closure procedures of spaced teeth (in the existence of diastema)

In teeth with deformation,

In teeth with with bad order and bad posture,

In many restoration procedures performed to ensure smile aesthetics,

In broken or eroded teeth to achieve the ideal aesthetic appearance.

Which Teeth Cannot Empress Porcelain Crowns Be Applied?

Empress porcelain crowns are not preferred in the back teeth where chewing forces are much and in tooth restorations where multiple teeth are missing.

What Are The Construction Steps Of Empress Porcelain Crowns?

As in all kinds of restorations, in the process of construction of empress full porcelain crowns, a smile design is made for the patients. The ideal planning is done according to expectations and the current condition of the patient’s teeth and tooth gum. Cutting is performed by a specialist dentist for the dental restoration. Precise measurements are taken, the color is chosen and is sent to the laboratory. While crowns are in the process of making, temporary crowns made according to the attached plan are replaced. The harmony of the Empress porcelain crowns coming from the laboratory is checked very carefully by the dentist. With the approval of the patient, the crowns are adhered.

Does Any Pain Occur During And After The Construction Process Of Empress Porcelain Crowns?

Since cutting process is done under local anesthesia in the construction of teeth crowns, there is no pain. With glueing the provisional crowns after the cutting procedure, there will be neither a dental pain nor a sensitivity problem.

How Should “Empress Porcelain Crowns Care” Be?

The oral hygiene before and after the Empress crowns is the same. Tooth brushing, using interface brush or floss and daily mouthwash need to be done.

Which One To Prefer: Empress Porcelain Crowns Or Zirconium?

In both types of restoration, full porcelain is used instead of metal substructure. Empress full porcelains are more aesthetical because they have similar properties with natural teeth and crowns are preferred in the front area. On the other hand, the structural durability of zirconium is better than that of empress porcelain. Since masticatory forces in the posterior region is much, zircon is used there. Zircon is also used in the restoration of the lack of multiple teeth.