Not only meeting the esthetic expectations of the patient but also a long term structural, functionaland biological success is very important for both your dentist and technician.
Making teeth that will look natural is not only about the color. They are made taking the color tone, saturation, brightness and translucence into consideration.
Natural Look in Dental Esthetics
Pale and opaque look of the teeth make patients think translucence of the teeth is insufficient.
The dentist pays attention to several parameters. Cutting edge of the teeth and their structures are also very important.
Color in Ceramic Teeth
It is very important to make the color analysis for both porcelain teeth and partly laminated teeth which we practice on the outer surfaces of the teeth. First we choose a primary color. Color saturation, brightness and translucence of the teeth are evaluated afterwards. If the color value of the teeth is not compatible with the other natural teeth, you can feel they are artificial. Incompatibility of other properties can only be distinguished by a dentist. There are some differences in porcelain laminated teeth. The most important point to consider is to avoid excessive corrosion and leaving even a little enamel tissue under the lamination. This is important to get a more natural look as the teeth under the lamination reflects.
What is Smile Analysis?
It is the analysis of the compatibility of your teeth, lips and your facial structure in order to get the ideal smile. This analysis is usually made as follows;
In the first appointment patient is invited to a comfortable and tranquil place and is asked about his/her problems, needs and expectations. Expectations of the patient is important since unreasonable expectations lead to dissapointment. In this session, psychological assesment and character analysis of the patient is made. Denstist makes the patient talk so as to analyze the teeth-jaw-face relationship (maxillo-facial relationship). Photographs of intraoral, extraoral and facial structures are taken as well as photographs of the patient’s smile and lip closure. Lower and upper jaw mock ups are made. Teeth color of the patient is recorded and panaromic film of the patients teeth and jaws is taken.
Presenting Treatment Options
As a result of analyzing some personal and physical characteristics of the patient such as the age, skin colour and facial structure, your dentist comes up with an idea on how your teeth should be. In this process, acquired data is evaluated and treatment options are presented. Information about different treatment options and cost details are given. Model of the mouth and photographs are analyzed together with the patient. The dentist and the patient talks about the final and the probable appearence of the teeth, in line with the expectations of the patient.
In this process, the most suitable treatment plan is confirmed with the patient. In fact, every dentist wants to present the most suitable treatment plan to his/her patients but there may be some factors to restrict your dentist such as the socioeconomic levels of the patients and cultural structures. Dentist explains how the final conditions ( as a result of the treatment and esthetic arrangement) should be.
Porcelain Laminate Veneers
Laminate porcelains are very thin ceramic materials we especially use on anterior teeth. They are largely used for patients that are not satisfied with the colour of their teeth or have broken, abraded, overlapped teeth, as well as patients with diastema. The most essential property of the application is the preparation of the teeth by abrading approximately 0,5 mm of the surface.
Laminate porcelains are fixed to the teeth with a very special technique called “today’s adhesive techniques”. How come such a thin and fragile porcelain shows such a strong structure? Laminate porcelains shows the same physical characteristics as the tooth enamel after it is fixed on the teeth. Practices such as the abrasion of the teeth, making the measurements, production and application process of the laminates are for the porcelains that are prepared much meticulously. Otherwise, patients may experience negative outcomes.
Laminate Porcelains Are Suitable For…
- Patients with broken or notched anterior teeth, and structural defects
- Patients having colour defects or patients that are not satisfied with their tooth colour
- Patients having stains on their teeth due to tetracycline or excessive use of fluorine
- Patients whose teeth changed colour due to root canal treatment or trauma
- Patients with diastema on anterior teeth
- Patients who have structural defects on the anterior teeth and reject orthodontic treatment
This is the first appointment your dentist analyzes your teeth. First of all, all your jaw and facial structure records, photographs, lower and upper jaw models, your present tooth colour and your panaromic films are taken. Your demands and expectations are evaluated. Temporary laminates are made on your previously measured mock ups, and a general opinion is formed about the final condition of the plate.
First Step Is The Preparation of the Teeth: Cutting the Surface of The Teeth
Anesthesia may be used if necessary. The purpose is to make as little cutting as possible. Depending on the case, your dentist cuts your teeth from 0,5 mm. ile 2.00 mm. We want to produce a laminate surface with the same thickness so cutting is made in accordance with your teeth. Sometimes the natural position of your teeth is so behind the align that there may be no need to make any cuts.
Measuring laminate porcelains are made by very sensitive impression materials. Then, your mock ups are prepared in the laboratory. In this process, your dentist and the technician consult eachother.
After the cutting you will feel the ragged surface on your teeth as well as sharp or cornered areas. Since the level of tooth enamel becomes less on the surface, you may feel your teeth have become sensitive to hot and cold things in some cases. Due to these reasons, temporary laminates are applied on your teeth in this process. These laminates are made of composite material and it takes a little time to make them. They are not very enduring and they may break. Your temporary laminates provide approximate information on how your laminate porcelains will look like.
Fixing laminate porcelains
Before fixing your laminates, we make a try-on to make sure everything goes according to what we planned. Your dentist may sometimes make some changes altough your laminates are in an ideal shape. Real colour of porcelain laminates show up only with the cement that will be fixed. As laminates are very thin and they are not fixed during the try-on process, you cannot see the exact colour. So your dentist will show you the colour tone you initially agreed only after your laminates are fixed. You will see that this colour is the one you agreed on with your dentist. There are water-soluble trial pastes. These can also help you see the final colour. The technique for fixing these laminates are different from fixing other porcelain crowns. In fixing process teeth and laminates are prepared at the same time. They are both washed and dried. In the first phase, surface of your teeth are etched with phosphoric acid. Etching is made on a microscopic level and helps the adhesive stick properly on the teeth. Later, bondings are made. They help the cement be fixed by chemical route. Meanwhile, laminates are treated. They are silaned (a chemical procedure), treated with hydrofluoric acid and porcelain bonding is applied. Application of these chemicals are performed meticulously. Later, the adhesive is positioned to the inner surface of the cemented laminate in a way that it runs over a little. Excess adhesive is cleaned very carefully. A certain wavelenght of light is applied on each surface of the teeth. Your dentist contols your lip closure for the last time and puts finishing touches to end the procedure.
Non-Metal porcelain crowns
There are many non-metal porcelains in structures like zirconium or alumina. Your dentist decides on which non-metal porcelain to use after the examination.
Zirconium teeth are prefered for the posterior teeth as they are durable and provide an esthetic look whereas, other non-metal porcelain structures are prefered for the anterior teeth.
Zirconiums have an durability degree of 900-1400 MPa. Metal porcelains are durable approximately up to 800 MPa or less. Use of zirconium is also common for 3-4 unit bridges. As they have the same colour as your teeth, you will not see gray reflections in the gum area.
Esthetic (Tooth Coloured) Fillings
Among composite fillings, they are the tooth coloured filings that contain silicon dioxide particles. Today, they are applied to all tooth surfaces including posterior teeth. Dentists started using them as an alternative to amalgam fillings.
Decays on teeth are removed, bonding is made and later the composites. Today, we have considerably durable composite fillings that do not change colour.
Porcelain Inlays & Onlays
Your dentist may remove your amalgam fillings on your posterior teeth and replace them with porcelain inlay fillings. Porcelain fillings are hard, durable and esthetic fillings put on the cavities (after cleaning the decay) your dentist makes on your teeth. They are fixed with special a cement or bonding (chemical and multi-staged fixing system) methods. Inlay porcelains are fillings prepared only for the chewing surface of your teeth. Onlay porcelains, however, are larger fillings that include lateral surfaces of the teeth.
Properties of Porcelain Inlays/Onlays
Porcelain fillings are made to avoid too much loss of the tooth. Only the decay is cleaned within specific rules. Measurement of the tooth and the modelling is made. It is sent to laboratory and your porcelain onlay is fixed on the tooth. They have several properties.
Main properties are as follows;
- Your dentist does not cut the tooth as in crowns and they prevent structure loss of the tooth. Only the decay is cleaned. Loss substances are placed firmly as puzzle or a key-lock.
- They do not change colour in time as in composite fillings (fillings made according to tooth colour). As they are made of porcelain, they cannot be fixed on colourific substances.
- They protect the tooth against forces due to their solid structure.
- They do not cause loss of esthetics as in amalgam fillings. They look natural. They are designed according to the natural colour of your tooth.
- It only takes 2 sessions to make them.
- As their surface is polished, remains of food do not stick on them. Hence, they are hygienic.
- As they are made of porcelain, you do not experince “polymerization shrinkage” that can be seen in composite fillings after they are fixed, thus, you will not experience sensitivity against hot or cold and tooth decay will not repeat.
- For teeth with excessive substance loss and especially root canal, porcelain onlays can be used to repair the lost parts of the teeth with the help of adhesive systems.
Metal - Porcelain Crowns
These crowns are made if there is tooth decay under the gums, too much substance loss on the tooth or if your teeth are broken. There are two types of crowns; metal and non-metal crowns. Metal crowns are used largely on the posterior teeth due to gray reflections that can be seen on the gingival line and their opaque look.
Non-metal porcelain restorations are mainly called esthetic porcelains.
Natural teeth transmit the light but metal crowns reflect the light and this shatters the feeling of depth and vitality. However, dentists have been able to make very thin metal porcelains with the spray process recently. Metal porcelains are more affordable compared to other porcelains.
CEREC technology is a short-term restoration technique with high-quality ceramic materials to digitize and design the teeth and provide optimal benefits to the patient. The technological software and computerized design unit available in the CEREC system enables the tooth designs to be created with an artistic touch in the most appropriate way with the patient’s face and mouth structure. The problematic teeth are digitally imaged and work by making new tooth restoration that is maximum compatible with the patient’s mouth. Today, CEREC Technology is accepted as the most modern and effective method of dentistry.
Where Is Cerec Technology Used?
- Laminate veneer (leaf porcelain, contact lens laminates)
- Zirconium crown
- Porcelain Fillings and it provides the most effective dental restoration in the shortest time possible.
- Smiling design and making of aesthetic porcelains
- In treatment of cracked and broken teeth
- In treatments of filling the openings between teeth and correcting the teeth deformities
- Instead of amalgamated or composite filling treatments
CEREC technology in particular has replaced the old treatment methods because of its advantages such as ease of application, high compliance and success rate, and its short-term advantages.
Advantages Of Cerec Technology
CEREC technology can reduce the waiting time to 1 week which is mostly experienced in one session, and it can be applied to every patient who wants to get new teeth without losing time. This technology, which provides each patient with special design, restoration and single appointment treatment benefits, enables you to do your dental restoration in about 30 minutes without the need for temporary tooth / fill construction. And your dentist controls the process.
- Treatment with single appointment,
- Dentist control throughout the process and untouched production
- Comfortable and time-saving because no dental prosthesis / filler is used
- All processes are realized in digital environment (sensitive compliance at micron level)
- Sterilized, aesthetic, rapid and compatible treatment
- Cost effectiveness
How Does Cerec Technology Work?
The dentist first takes the 3D measure of the teeth with the help of the digital camera.
A new teeth design is made by considering the wishes of the patient and examining the anatomical structure of the mouth.
In order to ensure that the designed teeth matches the mouth of the patient, a suitable ceramic or hybrid ceramic block is placed in the scraping unit.
Aesthetic Dentistry Frequently Asked Questions
The All-on-4 dental implant technique utilizes only four implants per arch, whereas traditional implants utilize anywhere from six to eight implants, or more, in each arch. The implants of the All-on-4 procedure are also placed at an angle, which allows for increased contact by using the natural support of your bone. In addition, the All-on-4 procedure requires no bone grafting for most patients, which is common in traditional implant procedures. Therefore, All-on-4 dental implants save time, money, and discomfort.
Dental implants are the most natural way to replace missing teeth. Made of titanium, dental implants are designed to replace the root structure of missing teeth, providing support and stability for replacement teeth. They are the longest-lasting solution available.
As with any surgery, you need time to heal. However, you will not leave our office without teeth! A temporary set of teeth will be placed on your implants. Once the healing process is complete, your permanent teeth will be placed at a follow up visit approximately six to eight months after surgery.
In many cases, implants can be placed and a temporary tooth can be made at the same time as the tooth is removed. In other cases, the implants are placed and have to heal for several months before placing the final tooth. The dental implant proceducre usually takes 3 months for the lower jaw and 6 months for the upper jaw for the implant to fully integrate with your bone. However, everyone heals differentyl, and out team will monitor your progress closely. We are 100% dedicated to the care we provide in our office.
This is essentially the answer to your question, "do dental implants hurts?" Local anesthesia will numb the nerves surrounding the dental implant area. With numbed nerves, you can expect not to feel any pain during your dental implant procedure. You may feel pressure at times, but it should not cause you discomfort.
Caps and crowns cover problem teeth by surrounding them in a material that looks like a real tooth. They use the root and inside of the tooth as a base to build on, then attach with special cement. Veneers and bonding improve your smile by sticking a layer of smoother and whiter materials like porcelain or resin to the natural tooth. Talk with your dentist about which fix is right for you.
There are several different options available to change the shape of your teeth. You can choose to make your teeth look longer, close spaces between your teeth or repair a chipped or cracked tooth. Among the options are bonding, crowns, veneers, and re-contouring. Dental bonding is a procedure in which a tooth-colored resin material (a durable plastic material) is applied to the tooth surface and hardened with a special light, which ultimately “bonds” the material to the tooth. Dental crowns are tooth-shaped “caps” that are placed over teeth. The crowns, when cemented into place, fully encase the entire visible portion of a tooth that lies at and above the gum line. Veneers (also called porcelain veneers or dental porcelain laminates) are wafer-thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials that are designed to cover the front surface of teeth. These shells are bonded to the front of the teeth. Re-contouring or reshaping of the teeth (also called odontoplasty, enameloplasty, stripping, or slenderizing) is a procedure in which small amounts of tooth enamel are removed to change a tooth’s length, shape or surface. Each option differs with regard to cost, durability, and “chair time” necessary to complete the procedure and the best cosmetic approach to resolving your specific problem. We would be glad to discuss which one is right for you.
Because of their exceptional durability and strength, zirconia restorations generally last longer than porcelain. While porcelain crowns usually need replacement after a few years, zirconia crowns have shown a 99 percent survival rate after five years. ... However, zirconia is multicolored and highly translucent
Periodontal disease is inflammation and infection of the gums and supporting bone structure, which if left untreated, can cause permanent jaw bone destruction and possible tooth loss. Untreated periodontal disease has been linked to increased risk for conditions such as heart disease, stroke, low birth weight babies, pre-term delivery, respiratory disease, and prostate cancer. An advanced stage of periodontal disease exhibits inflamed gums pulling away from your bone and teeth. Other signs of periodontal disease include: Bad breath Red or swollen gums Loose teeth or teeth that have moved Sensitive teeth Pus coming from around the teeth Pain when chewing Tender gums Bleeding gums Treatment of early periodontal disease can be performed in-office. However, advanced stages may require surgery. Periodontal disease can be prevented and treated successfully by seeing your dentist and dental hygienist regularly and following recommended care plans.
A dental bridge is a replacement for missing teeth. If you have lost any teeth, you may have been left with a series of unsightly gaps. If the gaps are not filled with replacement teeth then there is a risk of bone loss ( ‘bone resorption’), which can impact your facial appearance. A bridge acts as an anchor for two crowns and consists of a false tooth called a ‘pontic’ which sits between the two crowns. The ‘pontic’ is inserted into the gap made by the missing tooth, and is flanked on either side by the two crowns. The crowns fit over your natural teeth on either side of the gap. The two anchoring teeth are called ‘abutment teeth’. The ‘pontic’ can be made from porcelain, gold, alloy or any combination of these materials. A bridge can prevent bone loss, gum disease or decay caused by the presence of food debris in the gap created by the missing tooth, and it will relieve pressure on the teeth either side of the gap. An enamel-bonded bridge uses a metal or porcelain framework to attach the artificial teeth which is then resin bonded to the supporting teeth. If you stick to a healthy oral regime, such as brushing twice a day, flossing and regular check ups, your bridge can last for up to 15 years. A dental bridge can give you a natural looking appearance as well as resolving any ‘bite’ problems that you may have. But be aware, it can cause your teeth to feel a bit sensitive for the first few weeks after it has been fitted. Your dentist will discuss this form of treatment with you as well as assessing your suitability for crowns or bridgework
Cavities break through the surface enamel of teeth, and they'll probably get bigger unless you close them off with fillings. Your dentist will numb your mouth before drilling around the cavity to prep it. A combination of strong materials or a white mix called a composite goes into the cavity soft and then hardens as it dries. Once set, fillings can last a long time but need replacing if they break or wear down.
Dental amalgam is a filling material used by dentists to restore the proper size and shape of decayed or damaged teeth. It is an alloy that includes silver, tin, copper, and liquid mercury. It was the most commonly used filling material in the world until tooth-colored composite resin came along. Amalgam is the most thoroughly researched and tested of all filling materials. Despite controversy over the mercury content, no health disorder or illness has ever been found to be linked to it. The FDA, CDC, and World Health Organization all view dental amalgam as a safe dental material. If you are unsure whether amalgam is right for you, discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each filling material with your dentist.
A night guard is a custom made, thin, acrylic appliance that when worn protects the teeth from the damage of grinding or clenching. It can also help ease symptoms of headaches associated with teeth grinding and clenching Treatment List +Smile Makeover +Implant +Theet Whitening
Moderation is key: occasional whitening of teeth is not usually problematic; however, if used too frequently the enamel or the root structure of the teeth can be damaged. Your dentist will suggest an appropriate whitening schedule.
Temporary teeth are provided to our patients in the first days of treatments such as zirconium crown, hollywood smile, porcelain crown. Our patient continues to use his temporary teeth until the smile design treatment is completed. Prepared teeth are not left exposed.
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