What is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Cosmetic Dentistry is one of the branches of dentistry that is interested in improving the appearance of teeth and making smiling more attractive. Recently, the importance that people give to their appearance, and especially their smiles, has increased greatly. Since many cosmetic dentistry applications have been developing at a great pace from the past to the present, people have increased the demand not only for dental and oral health but also for smile design. This makes cosmetic dentistry an important position.
Cosmetic dentistry has become a necessity rather than an aesthetic concern. However, cosmetic dentistry trends such as Hollywood Smile have begun to exist. Cosmetic dentistry has become less costly and accessible because materials such as dental coatings, implants and tooth veneers can be produced quickly and in a high quality way thanks to many technological equipment such as 3D printers.
Cosmetic Dentistry In Turkey
Turkey is one of the most developed and preferred countries in Cosmetic Dentistry. The methods applied in dental aesthetics are meticulously made by specialist physicians and it is provided that patients leave the clinics happily.
At the same time, transactions are offered in Turkey for very low fees compared to other countries. The fact that the treatment is so affordable and of high quality has been one of the most important criteria for both citizens and tourists in the country to be preferred.
Cosmetic dentistry includes many different procedures. In addition, it is one of the areas that contributes the most to health tourism.
Marmara Smile Dental Clinic is one of the prominent centers in Cosmetic dentistry with its expert team in the field. Almost all procedures of Cosmetic dentistry are applied in the clinic, and doctors design the smiles of their patients as an artist.
Which Issues Cosmetic Dentistry Is Interested?
Most often beautiful teeth are considered healthy. But smiling is not just about teeth. The entire picture includes gums, lips, face shape and symmetry, and even silhouette.
It has emerged over time that the relationships between individual elements are defined by certain rules. This makes cosmetic dentistry, which combines medicine with art and philosophy, a very unusual field. When choosing the right methods to achieve the effect of a dazzling smile, the doctor should take into account:
- Gold ratio rule, which guarantees attractive teeth gaps;
- White-Red aesthetic that describes the relationship between teeth, gums and lips;
- Oval face when choosing the shape of artificial teeth.
What Are The Procedures Applied In Cosmetic Dentistry ?
Many different procedures are applied within the body of cosmetic dentistry. Although each of these procedures is different procedures, the basis of all of them is the concern of creating an aesthetic appearance and a wonderful smile.
Dental Whitening In Cosmetic Dentistry
Dental whitening is a standard Cosmetic dentistry procedure that brings the patient closer to the desired smile. Color changes in teeth can be for the following reasons:
- Excessive plaque and tophus formation;
- Genetic defects;
- Use of certain drugs (e.g. tetracyclines);
- Endodontic therapy.
Different techniques can be used depending on the underlying color change and the effect the patient wants to achieve. Dental whitening is traditionally divided into in-office treatment and at-home treatment.
- Standing dental whitening provides comfort that the whole procedure is carried out by specialist doctors in a dentist’s chair. It saves time and does not require the patient to perform any procedures at home.
- In such a procedure, doctors use pastes or gels containing high concentrations of whitening substances. To increase the effect, the teeth are sometimes irradiated by cold light. After a single operation, you can enjoy a white smile. The effect usually lasts 1-3 years.
- Dental whitening can also be applied at home. The patient leaves the office equipped with special covers containing active gel. Put them on your teeth at night and their effects will be visible after 14 days of treatment. Home therapy takes longer than office treatment because of its unique character, but it is cheaper.
Regardless of the method, after dental whitening, the patient may complain of short-term ailments ranging from discomfort and hypersensitivity to pain. Unpleasant symptoms tend to disappear within a day or two.
It is worth noting that dental whitening products found in pharmacies or supermarkets are much less effective than treatments applied by professionals.
Cosmetic Dentistry And Hollywood Smile Trend
Hollywood Smile is one of the most preferred cosmetic dentistry applications in recent times. Hollywood Smile combines multiple dentistry applications to give the patient a smile reminiscent of the smiles of Hollywood stars.
- The first of the Hollywood Smile procedures is the porcelain veneer stage. At this stage, the dream surface is eroded in a very slight amount and leaf porcelain veneers are applied to the front of the teeth. Porcelain veneer is applied to give a more aesthetic appearance to crooked, intermittent, rotten, small or yellowed teeth. This procedure is carried out in a short time and there is no interference with the main tooth tissue. They are also translucent and therefore indistinguishable from other teeth.
- Another procedure is dental whitening. Dental whitening can be done with any of the methods mentioned above. Here, the needs of the patient decide which method to apply.
- Usually, the other procedure is implant treatment. This treatment is preferred when there are tooth losses that disrupt the aesthetics of the teeth.
Hollywood Smile process provides patients with aesthetic, white and symmetrical teeth. Patients come to our country for this treatment from abroad. This procedure is applied very successfully in clinics such as Marmara Smile Dental Clinic in Turkey.
Gingival aesthetic is a method usually applied in patients with unhealthy gangivals. It is the process of correcting asymmetrical deterioration and recessions that exist in the gums. Gangival aesthetic is also known as pink aesthetic.
If the gums look too much when smiling, if the color of the gum begins to turn red, if the level of the gums is different in different parts of the mouth, gingival aesthetic is applied. Laser applications are generally preferred during this treatment.
Apart from Aesthetic beautifying, it also has effects such as preventing the formation of tooth inflammations.
Dental veneers are the process of covering teeth using certain substances. Veneering procedures are not carried out only for aesthetic purposes. It is also applied in different situations such as fractures in the teeth, cavities or lack of some teeth.
Veneers are named in different ways according to the methods and materials used when applying them. Now we will tell you about the most preferred types of veneers, which are one of the most important parts of cosmetic dentistry.
Lumineers veneer is a veneer application that requires less preparation and advanced dental work than traditional coatings. It is made of ultra-thin laminate instead of porcelain as a veneer material.
It is thinner and slightly more translucent than porcelain veneers. Therefore, it is not a good option for people with severely discolored teeth.
Teeth do not need to be thinned or carved before they are applied. Unlike porcelain veneers, Lumineers veneers are semi-permanent. After application, they can be removed in a way that will cause the least damage to your teeth.
Due to its high light transmittance and easy application, porcelain tooth veneer treatment has many advantages among the most commonly used cosmetic treatments.
It offers an easy and fast solution for lightly crooked teeth.
It provides a clean and natural appearance on yellow or very dark teeth. It gives sparkle to teeth that cannot be whitened.
It provides an aesthetic appearance with gaps between the teeth.
One of the biggest advantages of zirconium veneers is their solidity and durability.
Zirconia is the choice of many dentists due to its biocompatibility. This means that the body is less likely to produce a reaction or immunological response, such as inflammation.
It is also a long-lasting veneer.
Natural appearance may not be fully achieved.
There is also a possibility that it may cause abrasion in other teeth due to its structure, strength and hardness.
E-Max veneer is the newest and most expensive type. Zirconium veneers are preferred because they are harder and more durable.
It is less prone to crumbling than zirconium veneers.
E-max veneers are made of lithium-decilicated ceramic, a material produced for translucent color and durability. As a result, you get a veneer that is hard and durable, but similar to your other teeth.
The only drawback of e-max veneers is the cost.
Dental implant is the placement of permanent, prosthetic teeth that look and function as real. The implant process is designed to be painless and provide a smile that will last a lifetime. It is a treatment to give an esthetic appearance to the replacement of the missing teeth and to perform the lost function of the teeth.
It is applied by placing an artificial tooth root in the jawbone.
It is a permanent and effective method. Although it is a very common method for patients suffering from tooth loss, it is also used to obtain a beautiful and aesthetic appearance.
Dental Inlay and Onlay Restorations are restorations used to repair the back teeth, which are mild to moderately rotten.
If the damage is not severe enough to require a tooth veneer, they can also be used to restore cracked or broken teeth.
Inlay / Onlay Restorations are usually made of porcelain, composite resin and sometimes even gold.
Since they can be produced from tooth-colored materials, inlays and onlays are often used instead of metal dental fillers for patients who want a more natural smile.
It is also used as a Cosmetic dentistry application due to its natural appearance protection while eliminating problems in the mouth.
Frequently Asked Questions
It contains many processes in Cosmetic Dentistry. The applications determined according to the oral health and dental structure of the person determine the cost of cosmetic dentistry. You can visit our Price List page to find out the average costs of our Cosmetic dentistry services.
How long tooth Cosmetics will also last depends on the person and the operations. At Marmara Smile Dental Clinic, it is possible to have a beautiful smile in an average of 3-4 sessions.