What is cosmetic dentistry and how does it differ from that cosmetic?
In dentistry, aesthetics is the set of theories which go back to the concept of “beauty” on the appearance of a prosthetic restoration achieved through the creation of forms and ideal colors. Aesthetics is a set of objective and subjective elements, governed by the principles on which are based the concepts of beauty and attractiveness.
A distinction, more academic and clinical, between aesthetics and cosmetic dentistry can be made cosmetic dentistry meaning that portion of therapies that have only one objective, improving the appearance of one or more dental elements, oral tissue and / or perioral ; for cosmetic dentistry instead we can understand the study and implementation of dental restorations which, although made necessary by dental problems such as fractures, tooth decay or lack of teeth, ripristinino or improve the aesthetic appearance.
Wanting to be strict, the concept of cosmetic dentistry pertains all prosthetic therapy, whereas the objective should always be to obtain, in addition to a function and an optimal biology, also look nice.
Teeth whitening (COSMETIC DENTISTRY ) damages teeth? And ‘long-lasting?
First teeth whitening must be made only after a thorough examination of the dentist, and only through the use of certified products.
Although the procedure can also be made at home level via custom templates, to prevent complications and achieve maximum effectiveness of the treatment is advisable that the bleaching is carried out in a dental office specialized personnel which the ‘dental hygienist or dentist same who will pay the utmost attention to protect the gingival tissues and observe concentrations and time of product application.
With these assumptions, we can say that professional teeth whitening has no or ruined tooth enamel and can therefore be considered a safe practice. However, the effectiveness and the duration of the result are variable from case to case according to the characteristics of the dental elements, age and the diverse patient habits (smoking, coffee, wine, foods pigmenting … etc.).
The bleaching is not an absolutely unique and definitive treatment but the maintenance of a high white level of its toothing provides for repeated treatments at specific intervals for each patient.
What are dental veneers? (AESTHETIC DENTISTRY )
The ceramic facet is a clinical technique to correct or improve the shape and the color of natural teeth.
They can be used to change the alignment of the teeth, the shape or the color, or even in case of teeth with fillings extended to replace.
You can be used on individual teeth or groups of teeth, after a careful study of the patient’s needs and the possibility of realization.
It is a cosmetic dental treatment that involves the fabrication of very thin ceramic restorations, a few tenths of mm, which are glued with a very accurate adhesive technique placing the maximum attention to the various stages of conditioning the surfaces of both the tooth restoration and with an absolute moisture control.
If all the steps are respected and carried out with great care there is no risk of delamination or decementazioni. In some cases where it is necessary to increase the thickness of the natural tooth enamel or close the spaces you can paste the veneers without grinding the tooth. In these cases it is not necessary to administer the anesthesia.
In other cases where you need to change the shape of the original teeth it is necessary to remove a part of the enamel and to the dentin times until a thickness of about 1 mm only on the outer surface and in these cases the anesthesia is required. In any case, once you cemented if the procedure was successful not any residual sensitivity.
What indications have dental veneers?
The indication to the application of veneers and esthetic restorations in general comes from a careful study of the case, which must be run together clinically and by the dental technician, who will discuss with the patient’s needs, desires and possibilities, when and how to implement them.
Only with deep insight into the patient’s wishes you can meet demand “aesthetic” subjective.
The aesthetic results will be stable over time?
Yes, I can. The stability of a cosmetic result depends on both the preservation of oral health that the correct application of the prosthetic restoration and the controls necessary for its “testing.”
Many crowns and bridges are realized by the application of a more delicate aesthetic material above robust support structures that need to be appropriately scheduled.
Ceramics maintained over time many of its aesthetic characteristics, while other materials may undergo changes.