You’ve probably heard a lot about cosmetic dentistry or aesthetic dentistry, But do you know what it is or what it is for? Do you know what treatments it can include?
If you still have some doubts about it, don’t worry, we clear them up in this post.
What is dental esthetics or esthetic dentistry and what is it for?
Dental esthetics is a branch or specialty within dentistry that deals with dental problems related to the esthetic harmony of the mouth.
Its objective is to improve the patient’s teeth and, as a consequence, the physical appearance.
However, it is very important that those who want to undergo cosmetic dentistry or cosmetic dentistry treatments have good oral health.
That is, if for example the patient suffers from a periodontal disease such as gingivitis or periodontitis, we should first study and treat that problem. And then, once the problem is solved, perform the dental esthetic treatment needed.
The dental esthetic problems that esthetic dentistry usually deals with are:
– Dental asymmetry.
– Separation between anterior teeth.
– Discoloration or stains.
– Caries near the gums.
– Recovery of the appearance of the gum.
– Dental fractures.
Normally, the treatments within this branch are simple, painless and short, so that in a relative time you can start to see improvements and visible changes.
Planning, a very important part of dental esthetics
As we have said on several occasions, every patient and every mouth is very different. Not everyone needs the same thing, nor can the same treatments be applied to them.
For this reason, in dental esthetics, as in other dental branches, it is very important to carry out a previous study of the patient and his or her mouth.
And, for this reason, at Cervantes Dental Clinic in Granada, we have the necessary technologies and tools to carry out our work.
Smile Design: Digital Smile Design
Smile design consists of an individualized study of the patient to evaluate the alterations in color, size, shape and alignment of the teeth.
For this, we carry out a digital planning through Digital Smile Design, where from photos and videos we capture the different movements that occur during the act of smiling.
In this way, we will be able to evaluate the necessary modifications at each step to integrate in the most harmonious way the color, shape, position and size of the teeth with respect to the shape and movement of the lips and the rest of the expression lines.
Likewise, with Digital Smile Design we will be able to analyze the necessary treatment to make your smile as attractive as possible.
Also, thanks to the smile design, you will be able to see the results you can achieve before starting any procedure in your mouth.
What are the treatments available in dental esthetics?
After planning how your smile design will look like, we will carry out some of the cosmetic dental treatments available in our dental clinic in Granada for you.
Aesthetic gum surgery
Cosmetic gum surgery consists of procedures aimed at restoring the ideal shape and appearance of the gum.
It is especially indicated for those cases in which the gingiva has been lost or in which, due to genetic or growth alterations, the gum has not reached an adequate shape.
A large part of the shape of the teeth is given by the shape of the gum that covers them, delimiting the visible part of the tooth.
2. Dental veneers
Dental veneers are thin sheets of porcelain usually, but can also be made of other materials such as composite, which are bonded to the front of the teeth.
They are the ideal choice in many situations where the original customer presents a dark color and irregular shapes.
It is also a good option for fractured teeth, spaces between teeth and for some situations where the position of the teeth is compromised and there are minor problems related to occlusion.
For some people, surface stains do not respond well to tooth whiteners. In this situation, a porcelain veneer may also be the best option.
3. Tooth whitening
Tooth whitening is a treatment that is applied to teeth that have changed color, being one of the most conservative esthetic treatments with dental tissue.
It can be performed either at the dentist’s office or at home, always after a check-up and following the guidelines recommended by the dentist.
Both types of teeth whitening can be combined to achieve the desired result more quickly.
In this post about teeth whitening we talk in more detail about it, its advantages and disadvantages.
4. Invisalign orthodontics or invisible orthodontics
Invisalign or invisible orthodontics consists of a series of virtually invisible and removable aligners that are changed every two weeks.
As you change the aligner, your teeth will move week by week until they are aligned and in the final position prescribed by the doctor.
If you want to know more about it, don’t miss this post about invisalign orthodontics from our blog.
Do you need a dental esthetic treatment?
In Cervantes Dental Clinic we care about your dental health, so we advise you properly to treat your specific case.
As we have said, each of us is different, so our case is different. For this reason, personalized and attentive service is our daily routine.
What do you think about esthetic orthodontics? Have you undergone any dental esthetic treatment? Tell us in the comments.
Smile is a universal language. Come to our dental clinic in Granada and we will advise you. First appointment free of charge!