As an experienced cosmetic dentist, I’m rarely surprised when patients express disappointment with the results of bleaching. It’s not that bleach doesn’t work. When properly applied, high-quality bleaching agents, such as Opalescence by Ultradent, can produce a bright and natural whiteness – at least during the short term. But often people don’t realize they want much more. They want the smiles of movie stars, and tend to focus solely on color rather than looking at the complete smile. Perhaps this is because color is the most conspicuous component of a beautiful smile. It is harder to identify the role of shape, contour, and the harmony of teeth, in relationship to the lips and face. However, these elements are just as significant, and the totality produces an esthetic effect greater than the sum of the parts.
If you’re looking to improve your smile, Dental Clinic Turkey has a cosmetic dentistry procedure to suit your needs. After an initial consultation, we can recommend a procedure that will get the results you are looking for. Here are some of the cosmetic procedures we can perform:
Nobody wants to have crooked or badly spaced teeth. Today, this is pretty easy to correct with veneers, which are thin, custom-made shells made from tooth-colored materials that cover the front of teeth. When placed on your teeth, veneers improve your smile by correcting stained or discolored teeth, giving you a well-aligned beautiful smile.
Cost: Porcelain Veneers costs 120€
Visiting Dental Clinic Turkey member dentist and asking about veneers is the first step in determining if veneers are the right option for you, or if there are alternate solutions available. Communication with your dentist about what you want corrected is critical for a successful result. Our dentist will most likely begin with a smile analysis to determine what steps are necessary to achieve the smile you desire. In addition, your dentist may create a diagnostic mock-up that will allow you to try on veneers and other procedures to see if the final result is actually what you’re looking for.
THE HOWS OF PORCELAIN VENEERS
Porcelain laminate veneers consist of a compilation of several thin ceramic layers which replace original tooth enamel, and an adhesive layer. To apply a veneer, a very small amount of the original tooth enamel must be removed, usually less than a millimeter. This is essential as it creates room for the porcelain veneer to fit within the mouth and most accurately restore natural tooth function while creating an even better appearance than the original tooth.
STEP BY STEP DETAILS
There are several steps in the procedure. First, your dentist will likely administer a local anesthetic so you will be comfortable during tooth preparation and placement of the veneer. Your natural tooth is then prepared by minimally reshaping it with a small handheld rotational cutting device called a bur to provide the best fit. Burs come in various shapes and sizes and allow precise and minimal shaping of a tooth prior to placement. If your treatment involves direct composite resin veneers, your dentist then will apply the appropriately shaded composite to your teeth, shape the material and harden it using a high intensity light. Additional layers of composite may be applied to build the veneer to the correct shape, length and form for your smile. When all composite is placed, the veneers will be finished and polished using burs and polishers to create a vital and lifelike smile. If your treatment requires porcelain veneers, your dentist will make an impression of your teeth from which a mold of your mouth will be made. This impression may be sent to an outside dental laboratory where the veneers will be professionally fabricated. Some dentists have an in-house dental laboratory and technicians to provide restorative and esthetic treatments in less time.
TAKE GOOD CARE OF YOUR NEW SMILE
Care must be taken not to abuse veneers because the thin porcelain shells or composite layers can be damaged or break. Your dentist may advise you against certain uses or dietary tendencies (such as eating carrots) and may recommend you wear a protective appliance while sleeping, especially if you are a bruxer.
Years of eating and drinking teeth-staining foods takes its toll. Luckily, there are a variety of products and procedures that can make your teeth shine once again. Teeth whitening procedures use safe and gentle gels that help erase or minimize stains that get into the outer layer of your teeth, also known as the enamel.
Cost: Bleaching treatment costs about €250