Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry

Advantages of aesthetic dental treatment:

Brighter and more beautiful looking teeth,

A more perfect smile,

Increasing the individual's self-esteem and trust,

The increase in the business potential of the person,

The establishment of more successful human relations by the individual.


Dental cosmetics

In a study, people were asked about the physical trait they desire to feel attractive. 33 percent of people said they wanted healthy hair, 36 percent of people wanted a healthy body structure, 42 percent of people wanted perfect skin, 67 percent of people said they wanted beautiful hands, and 85 percent of people wanted beautiful teeth. The result of this research clearly reveals how much the aesthetic responsibilities of dentists are today.

Modern dentistry allows dentists to give their patients the smile they desire with the help of developing technology and materials.


Aesthetic (Cosmetic) restoration

It is the repair of the missing facial aesthetics in accordance with the natural color of the teeth. With the help of half laminate veneers, tooth whitening, metal-free porcelains, composite bonding and porcelain fillings, the shape, color and arrangement of the teeth can be easily changed.


Porcelain or Composite Laminate Veneers

It is the process of correcting only the front surfaces of crooked, discolored or worn front teeth with the help of special porcelains or composite-based filler.

It is an ideal solution especially for people who do not want to have their teeth completely reduced or have an orthodontic treatment over a certain age, and who want to have good looking teeth and a perfect smile. The application is also called "Holywood prosthesis" and the smile that the patient gets as a result of the treatment is called "Holywood smile".

It is possible to achieve excellent results using both porcelain and composite. However, due to its natural structure and being made of a special porcelain material only, porcelain provides a more perfect aesthetic, and is more durable and lasts longer.


Advantages of Porcelain Laminate Veneers over metal-backed porcelain crowns

Less reduction is made in the teeth. Regardless of which material is used in composite or porcelain, it is sufficient to make a correction only between 0.6 and 0.8 mm from the front surfaces of the teeth to make a Laminate Veneer. However, in order to make a metal-supported porcelain crown, it is necessary to reduce by 1.5-2 mm from each side of the tooth.

Especially when metal-supported porcelain coatings applied to the front teeth get old, they can create a dark, unnatural appearance in the gingival area. Especially in porcelain veneers, this bad appearance does not occur after years due to the continuous transition between the tooth surface and the restoration, and the absence of metal in its structure.

The light transmittance of the porcelains used in this treatment is very close to natural teeth. Thanks to these features, the repaired teeth look natural and a more perfect aesthetic is provided.

The treatment is never “irreversible” as only the front surfaces of the teeth are minimally abraded. It is always possible to make a full veneer by completely reducing the tooth later.

Since the abrasion in the teeth is minimal, the procedure can be performed in most patients without even needing a needle, which is the main cause of dentist fear.


Maintenance and protection of Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain Veneers will withstand many loads that may occur during normal feeding after they are well bonded. However, the most important point to know is that the porcelains are not resistant to tensile forces. For this reason, processes that may be a direct burden on porcelain such as opening nuts, chewing meat and chicken bones, biting apples, etc. should be avoided. The patient should continue to brush their teeth and use dental floss. Porcelain Veneers are considered the most "friendly" application to the gums among all restorations made in dentistry. There will be no problem if the patients maintain their oral health by maintaining their normal dental care. Using brush or flossing will not damage the porcelain. On the contrary, careful oral care and the use of abrasive-free toothpastes will prolong the life of the porcelains.

In some cases, after the porcelain veneers are glued, the hot-cold sensitivity in the teeth may not go away immediately. In this case, what should be done is to wait for the sensitivity to pass for 1-2 weeks. If there is no decrease in tooth sensitivity after this period, the patient should definitely call the dentist.

It is important to avoid habits that will directly burden porcelains (such as biting with front teeth, holding a pen, needle, pipe, etc.).

In those with a bad oral habit, such as clenching or grinding teeth, these involuntary forces can dislodge or break the porcelain. In this case, the patient should be given a simple appliance to use while sleeping at night.

Porcelain Laminate Veneers should be first double-checked one week after bonding. This check is important even if the patient has no complaints. Because during this control, tissue adaptation, the response of the gums to new restorations, oral care and aesthetics will be reviewed once more. Correction of early detected problems will be shorter, less painful and more economical.