Ideally, even dentition and a pearl shade of enamel are rarely a gift from nature. Much more often it is the result of aesthetic dentistry. Restorative coating of teeth allows you to hide minor defects, even out the color and shape, and visually adjust the size. Such services are becoming more and more popular every year thanks to modern technologies. In some cases, for example, for people in public professions, an impeccable smile is considered an indispensable attribute. Now you can make your dream come true. If chips, gaps, flaws in the enamel surface, or the absence of dental units prevent you from smiling openly, then do not despair. Any defects are corrected by contacting Dentika dentistry specialists.
What is dental restoration?
In the broadest sense of the word, this is restoration. But not only. In the process, large-scale adjustments are possible with the help of the latest materials. The direct method is called extension. Indirect – the installation of composite veneers and other ways to correct curvature or eliminate pigmentation on the enamel. There are many reasons for the loss of natural outlines. It could be:
- Mechanical injury;
- Improper treatment;
- Chipped enamel or part of the crown;
- An old filling that has lost its aesthetic appearance;
- Stains on the frontal part of one or more dental units due to malnutrition, high fluoride content in water, or internal disturbances in the functioning of the body;
- Pathological abrasion of the upper layers.
In any case, you can choose the best method for correcting the defect.
When Restoration Is Indispensable
Some shortcomings can be put up with, while others require drastic solutions. This is how public opinion has to be taken into account by those who work in constant contact with people: actors, politicians, fashion models, psychologists, coaches, and professional lecturers. For them, a beautiful smile is a matter of prestige. If there is a discrepancy with the image, then you have to correct it by contacting the dentist. Some problems are solved by whitening, others require a more comprehensive approach. This is necessary if:
- The tooth is broken;
- Crooked or unevenly formed crowns;
- Uneven color of enamel;
- The edges of the front row are partially ground off;
- There are gaps;
- It is required to ennoble the smile zone completely.
To correct each deficiency, the specialists of the Dentika clinic select their own methodology, taking into account the task, wishes, and individual characteristics of the client’s body.
Methods of restoration of anterior teeth
You can restore the beauty and aesthetic appeal of the dentition or individual units in the smile zone in various ways. The optimal one will be determined by the dentist during the examination and examination. There are two most popular options.
- Straight. Used for minor damage and defects. In this way, it is possible to quickly change the patient’s smile, if you do not need to improve the appearance without additional time costs and at an affordable price. The advantages lie in a rich palette of shades, a natural gleam of enamel, and a long-lasting effect. Contraindications are insufficiently thorough oral hygiene and the presence of objects requiring treatment. In principle, this is easy to eliminate and then you can return to the issue of improving the aesthetics of a smile. Cosmetic restoration of the tooth is carried out in 1 visit to the clinic. A light-curing composite material is applied, then the dentist forms a layer and illuminates it with a UV lamp. Layer-by-layer correction takes place until the desired result is obtained.
- The indirect method opens up new possibilities, but it also takes incomparably more time. The price is also higher because ceramics are used instead of composites. Overlays are made according to individual casts in the laboratory, for which it is necessary to select a certain time. Then they are installed on the front. Thus, even aesthetic restoration of the tooth is possible with the imperfection of its shape. The service life with unchanged characteristics is about 15 years. At the same time, it should be taken into account that the material is strong enough, but it also has a limit, therefore it is advisable not to gnaw nuts with such an edge, and not to give another excess load.
Compliance with the principles of aesthetics is in full demand in dentistry, therefore, a new method using modern technologies becomes an alternative to small fillings. In the treatment of superficial caries, when the front part is affected, restoration of teeth is now offered while maintaining the original shade of the enamel.
The procedure is carried out in several stages. They replace each other and it is quite possible to complete all the work in 1 visit. Preparation includes hygienic cleaning, shade selection so that the restored unit does not stand out from the crowd, and anesthesia. There will be no painful sensations during the work of the dentist, but unpleasant moments are possible.
Sometimes, if the destruction is large-scale, then a pin is placed in the root canal, mainly fiberglass is used for this. This gives additional support when building. This is followed by rough modeling. The name accurately reflects the essence of the work – only general features are reproduced, and the desired size, crown inclination, and other parameters are fixed. The material is applied in layers with fixation with a UV lamp. The final touch is grinding and polishing, the final correction. When applying this method, you can really leave the dentist’s office “Dentiki” with a luxurious smile after one visit. When the artistic restoration of the frontal tooth is carried out with high quality, the seal is not felt to the touch by touch, there are no obstacles when closing the jaws.
With significant destruction or defects that cannot be hidden in other ways, the patient is recommended a drastic measure. To preserve the root and chewing functions, an artificial coating is installed, made according to an individual cast. The work is carried out in the laboratory. If everything meets the requirements, then the finished copy is fixed on an ongoing basis. The material is metal, metal-plastic, and cermet. Where a high level of aesthetics is required, ceramics are used. Previously, the nerve is removed, and the channels are sealed. For many, the concept of what aesthetic restoration of anterior teeth means is limited to this method. In fact, the choice is much wider.
Bridge or implant
With a complete loss of the root, there are two recovery options:
- A bridge prosthesis, which is attached to neighboring units, is placed quickly, and practically does not give a rejection reaction, but the attachments violate the strength and natural state of the enamel.
- The implant is placed with immediate or delayed loading, during installation it does not affect the adjacent teeth and their roots, but you need to wait for the pin to heal completely and then visit the dentist regularly to check the condition of the gums.
Whichever method is chosen, this is an excellent chance to keep the dentition immobile and prevent atrophy of the tissues of the alveolar ridge.
Veneers and Lumineers
These are thin and light plates that are installed on the front of the tooth to hide its imperfections. Outwardly, they do not differ at all from natural units, repeating their shape and shade, but in a more perfect version. The main goal is aesthetics. Ceramics are installed both on 1-2 units and on the entire smile zone. Indications for use:
- Minor chips;
- A birth defect in shape or color;
- Significant interdental spaces;
- Unequal in size (large or small) teeth.
Large-scale destruction or too-large darkened fillings, as well as malocclusion, will serve as a contraindication to the installation of plates.
Ceramic veneers can be safely called piece goods. They are custom-made for a specific dental unit. They will have to wait because first impressions are made, sent to the dental laboratory, and then delivered to the clinic. During these days, preliminary preparation of the oral cavity is carried out. In this case, it is really an aesthetic restoration of anterior teeth on a large scale, if we are talking about completely covering the smile area. With ceramics, the option is quite feasible. It is worth considering that full adhesion to the enamel is achieved with its partial grinding, which in some cases is considered a significant drawback.
The main task of veneers is to create an aesthetic appearance. This will raise a person’s self-esteem, and make him more self-confident and open.
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Lumineers are called the secret of the Hollywood smile. They are very thin, have a pearly hue, and are fixed on the turned unit, usually only on the leading edge. Indications for use are the same as for veneers. The difference is that they are much thinner, but stronger. They serve up to 20 years and while being resistant to loads, they can be removed if necessary. Undoubted advantages are that turning is not needed when fixing, special glue strengthens the enamel, healing microcracks, and the procedure itself is painless. The relative disadvantages are the high cost and the long wait for the arrival of the order since the material comes from abroad.
Artistic correction of the anterior teeth
Unlike utilitarian, purely practical tasks, in this case, aesthetics come to the fore. The technique allows you to lengthen or visually narrow the shape and edge, align it with other units, and hide a chip or crack, fluorosis stain, or congenital pigmented areas. So you can correct the jaw, the unaesthetic color of which cannot be changed using standard techniques. To get the best result, you need to contact only highly qualified specialists. In “Dentik” treatment and restoration of any level of complexity is carried out.
Correction of crooked teeth
As a rule, such a defect can be corrected by the artistic method only with minor deviations from the norm. With protruding units, crowding, or partial reversal, the patient is first sent to the orthodontist for a consultation. It is quite possible that the installation of braces or aligners will be initially recommended, and only after the course of treatment does it make sense to return to the issue of restoring aesthetics. Correction of occlusion or violations of the dentition is successfully corrected at any age, including adults. Specialists of “Dentiki” select the best option, taking into account the main task, the wishes of customers, and the individual characteristics of the dentoalveolar system.
Modern dentistry carries out the restoration of the front teeth in various ways, which allows for the restoration of any degree of complexity.
Contraindications for the procedure
In some cases, you have to postpone it for a certain time or completely abandon this idea. Restrictions can be temporary or absolute. The first ones include:
- Insufficient level of oral hygiene;
- Inflammatory processes;
- Periodontal disease;
- Significant destruction of the dental unit;
- Diseases of the jaw joint.
These shortcomings can be corrected. The presence of metal-ceramic crowns at the site of the proposed restoration completely rejects the idea of restoration with a composite or ceramic, since these materials are incompatible, and the result of the effort will be short-lived. Also, the dentists of the Dent clinic do not recommend placing veneers and lumineers in case of bruxism and pathological abrasion of teeth.
Strength of the restored jaw and recommendations for care
The service life largely depends on how clearly the patient follows the recommendations of the attending physician. According to the norms, composites serve without changing the basic characteristics for about 5 years, ceramics – 15, lumineers – 20. But this is only with careful attitude, smoking cessation, and oral hygiene.
Otherwise, marginal pigmentation quickly appears, the shine is lost, and the risk of caries increases. It is very important to observe the restrictions on the first day. To do this, you can eat no earlier than 2-3 hours after the procedure. It is better to drink tea, coffee, and juices with a high acid content and intense coloring only after 1-2 days. Also at this time, it is desirable to refrain from applying lipstick.
How much does restoration cost?
The price of the procedure is calculated individually. Clients of the Dentika clinic are offered favorable conditions, and a turnkey service is in great demand, when the patient is told the total amount, including training, the cost of materials, and the work of a specialist. In this case, there will be no changes, which is quite valuable for a long period of cooperation. It is worth considering that the most inexpensive procedure is a composite restoration, the installation of lumineers is included in the list of the most expensive manipulations.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of aesthetic correction of teeth?
The advantages are obvious – the restoration of dentition in the absence of individual units, the correction of visible defects, and the beauty of a smile. It is also worth considering that almost all procedures associated with restoration do not cause pain to the patient. Minor discomfort is allowed in people with hypersensitivity. If the issue of time is fundamental, then it is worth choosing the restoration with ceramics or composite, it can be carried out in 1-2 procedures, unlike the installation of a crown.
The disadvantages include the lack of treatment. This is a purely cosmetic manipulation, therefore, first, basic preparation is required, restoration, if necessary, the installation of a pin and extension, and only then, as the final stage, is the appearance adjusted. Also, if the patient has smoking habits, coffee and alcohol addiction, and craving for chewing hard food fragments, such as nuts, then the service life of any plate or composite coating will be short-lived.
Modern methods and materials allow everyone to get a snow-white beautiful smile. Knowing what artistic restoration of teeth is in dentistry, and how the process itself takes place, you can choose the best option for eliminating cosmetic defects by contacting experienced and talented specialists at the Dentika clinic.