Aesthetic Dentistry

In our civilised society the role of dentistry surpasses the mere maintenance of healthy teeth by playing an important aesthetic role too. Although the health of teeth has priority over all cosmetic requirements we now have the opportunity to create a harmonious smile even if nature was not that generous with us in this regard. Let's see what a Hollywood smile really means!

Aesthetic dentistry is a generic term: a high degree use of various technologies with the aim of creating a profile that is in perfect harmony with the patient's face. Implementation is always preceded by attentive planning, when the patient’s needs are compared to the available possibilities. Once the plan is complete, careful preparation can begin. It often requires the use of a magnifying glass or even a microscope, and consequently takes more time than usual. Some technologies are linked to consulting rooms some to dental prosthetics laboratories and so, in order to achieve the most favourable aesthetic effect further consultations may be needed. We, however, believe every minute spent in preparation is repaid many times later in the result: a natural-looking, aesthetic smile that we all desire.

Teeth Whitening

For those, who have been blessed with proportioned, well-arranged teeth and simply dream of making them whiter we offer various whitening services. The most effective process is dental whitening carried out by a professional, where 2-3 shades of lightening can be achieved in about an hour. Whitening can also be done at home with a matter containing less active substance. In this case, an individual whitening tray is created by the dental technician after an impression is taken.

Sometimes, teeth that have previously undergone root canal treatment can change colour over time, differing from the colour of the surrounding teeth. In such cases we recommend whitening the discoloured tooth only.

Aesthetic Filling

This is the most frequently used method, but it is not the same as the widely known white filling. In the case of tooth decay, tooth construction, or reparation of front teeth we employ a special layering technique. In this process, the layers of different translucency and colour are applied to the tooth separately building it up with a special composite material designed specifically for this purpose. This requires skill, time and aesthetic sense , and the result is practically indistinguishable from the original tooth, sometimes, even for doctors. (see dental fillings)

Aesthetic Inlay

If the loss of tooth material is considerable, there are two solutions. Aesthetic inlays (inserts) are applied to the still useable teeth, mostly grinders. These are prepared by a dental technician to fill the cleaned cavity. By all means, the aim is again to match the inlay to the other intact teeth in colour and form. (see: dental fillings)

Complete Ceramic Crown

Another solution for rebuilding highly damaged teeth is the complete ceramic crown. Since the widely used metal base is not present in this case and the crown is made entirely of tooth-coloured material the aesthetic effect is much more appealing. The aesthetics of the central incisors always depend on how well they mimic the light transmittance of the original tooth. The elimination of metal means that ceramic crowns are as similar as can be to natural teeth. This solution can also be used when the intention is to correct minor disharmonies or to mask discolouration around front teeth which have undergone root canal treatment. (see: dental restorations)

Veneers

Veneers are solutions used specifically for aesthetic purposes in the area of the front teeth to compensate for differences in colour or position. Properly preserved tooth material and a good anatomical position of the incisors are preconditions of this restoration process, which, though time- consuming leads to an splendid result.

Aesthetic Surgery

We can have healthy and well-shaped teeth, well-positioned and well-ossified implants, but still not be satisfied with the final result. It may be that the gums around the teeth, the tissue quality or the location of the gums are responsible for this. This is often called "pink and white" aesthetics, meaning a harmonious balance between flawless white teeth and healthy gums surrounding them.

Creating or correcting of pink-white aesthetics is possible by using the sophisticated techniques of periodontal surgery.

This includes the issue of receding gums. The correction of receding gums caused by periodontal disease, resulting in tooth sensitivity, or even dental wear, is now a routine procedure.

Not only receded or insufficient gum tissue can cause aesthetic issues, too extensive or thick soft tissue is problematic as well. A typical case of this is the so-called 'gum smile', where the ratio of gum to exposed tooth is too vast, creating noticeable disharmony. Aesthetic surgery can be a solution to this problem likewise.