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About aesthetics in dentistry

We can examine aesthetics in dentistry in two parts;

When we say white aesthetics, we examine the color, size, order, and shape of the teeth. We have to understand whether the patients who apply to us for aesthetics are primarily due to tooth color or the shape or position of the teeth. 80% of our patients who come to our clinic for aesthetic purposes express their unhappiness because of the color of their teeth. Now, with the bleaching system, which we call bleaching today, problems related to tooth color can be eliminated. We can lighten the tooth color of our patients by one or two shades with this method. Bleaching, that is, whitening processes consists of two types, the type that can be applied in the clinic, which we call the office, and the type that can be applied at home, which we call home. These two types of applications should definitely be applied under the recommendation of a physician. Depending on the expectations of our patients, we can sometimes recommend home bleaching in addition to office bleaching. The bleaching that we apply in the clinic can be applied with chemical agents under intense light called laser, or it can be done without laser, by applying chemical agents directly on the tooth and waiting for a certain period of time. These procedures can be applied for 1-2 sessions until the expectations of our patients are met. Sometimes we can also support it with home bleaching. While performing whitening procedures, we first investigate whether our patient and tooth structure are suitable. Whether our patient smokes, has enamel cracks in his teeth, whether he has colored white fillings, whether he is sensitive to hot or cold, should be investigated thoroughly. We do not prefer to apply whitening treatments because the recovery of the procedure is much quicker in patients who smoke, and worse tooth discoloration may be encountered than before. .

While performing other aesthetic applications apart from teeth whitening, we prefer to operate without damaging the anatomical structure of the tooth or with minimal damage. We recommend braces treatments, which we call orthodontic treatment, for aesthetic disorders in the rows of the teeth. Orthodontic treatments are treatments that take a long time and should be done by a specialist physician.

In the dimensional and structural defects of the teeth, aesthetic fillings (ray composite) or porcelain structures that only cover the outer surface of the tooth, which we call lamina, can be applied. Lamina porcelains give very good aesthetic results in sparse teeth and short teeth. In cases where laminate porcelain cannot be made, for example, in case the tooth structure is very weak, there are missing teeth in the mouth, when old bad prostheses need to be found and replaced, aesthetic prostheses containing zirconium metal can be made. The difference between normal porcelain and zirconium porcelain is the white structure of the metal that supports the porcelain. It provides a much more aesthetic appearance because it does not reflect it. In addition, one of the advantages of zirconium is that it is more compatible with the gums and is less allergenic. Lamina and zirconium porcelains are the most common aesthetic restorations today. But there may be cases where we cannot achieve aesthetics by only making these restorations. In these cases, the second part of aesthetics, which we call pink aesthetics, comes into play. The perfect harmony of gingival and teeth together reflects a good smile design with lip appearance. Lip appearance, face type, smile boundaries in our patients who come to our clinic It gives us good information about the aesthetic prosthesis we will do. When some of our patients come to the clinic, they say that when they smile, their gums look too much and their teeth are short. We get a beautiful appearance by supporting it with zirconium or lamina prostheses and creating pink and white aesthetics together.