When an aesthetic “problem” compromises our smile, we feel less confident about ourselves. Healthy and beautiful teeth can improve the quality of our life in general.
Common tooth problems:
- broken or fractured teeth;
- stained teeth;
- asymmetric teeth;
- chipped teeth;
- missing teeth;
Aesthetic dentistry was created to risolve these problems and offers various solutions, from very simple ones to the use of more complex prosthetic techniques.
Aesthetic Dentistry treatments
Perfecting the aesthetics of the mouth sometimes means simply replacing the old fillings in obsolete materials with more bio-compatible substances and colors very similar to the natural one. Maybe you need to whiten them, or still find functional and aesthetic solutions for chipped, damaged or asymmetric teeth with dental veneers or inlays.
Aesthetic Dentistry treatments:
- composite white fillings;
- application of dental veneers;
- correction with Inlays;
- teeth whitening;
A very popular cosmetic surgery is teeth whitening. In our clinic we use the 200M lamp or the laser. The treatment is painless and it makes the smile brighter without causing any damage to the structure of the teeth and surrounding tissues. Dental whitening is perhaps the most conservative dental treatment, as it aims to restore the original color and brilliance to the teeth without affecting their structure. At the end of the treatment patient will not feel any problem of sensitive reaction, only a white and bright smile.
How teeth get stained?
Teeth may require whitening for several reasons. The main causes:
- the consumption of food and / or drinks which contain dyes;
- nicotine and other components of cigarettes that deposite on the teeth;
- some drugs or excessive doses of fluoride;
Some foods that we consume daily can cause the external pigmentation of the teeth, making them darker or causing stains.
- Coffee or tea;
- Red wine;
- Caffeine-based drinks;
- Artichokes, thistles;
- Cherries and blackberries;
There are other factors responsible for tooth pigmentation. In these cases, the problem is caused by the internal pigmentation of the tooth:
- Drugs like tetracyclines and minicles;
- Excessive intake of fluoride causing white spots;
- Trauma or necrosis of the tooth pulp in case of dead or devitalized teeth;
There are different bleaching techniques. All procedures are based on the application of gel which containes peroxide.
In some cases we can use abrasive and polishing pastes or the laser. It is important to evaluate the characteristics of tooth enamel to decide which treatment will be the best.
Duration after the procedure
The duration of the whitening treatment is closely related to the eating habits and salivary composition of the patient. There are teeth that remain white even after 8 years. In other cases, for example in the case of smokers or patients who take many medications, the duration will certainly be shorter. However, whitening can be performed once a year.