Smile design is a notion
in cosmetic dentistry which indicates the individualized concept of
creating a beautiful healthy smile in collaboration with the patient
and the dental technician.
The procedures which are most commonly used in order to get optimal results are:
making cosmetic composite fillings
placing ceramic veneers (laminates)
placing complete ceramic crowns, cercon crowns
placing dental implants
We all like a shiny white smile and today we have lots of available procedures and materials which will make your smile exactly like that.
Teeth whitening is a procedure with which we whiten the natural teeth. The most common causes which lead to the tooth colouring are cigar smoke, sediments of dental plaque, excessive consumption of coffee, tea, red wine, coloured drinks, tetracycline tooth staining, pulp necrosis, developmental anomalies of teeth, etc. Materials which we use for whitening contain carbamide-peroxide or hydrogen-peroxide. The mechanism of whitening is based on the oxygenation of the pigment in hard dental tissues which has the change of the tooth colour into a lighter shade as a -result. Yes, the teeth become 7-8 shades lighter than before, and the results are normally fascinating. No, there is no threat for the health of the tooth if and only if it is done professionally and if the instructions of the dentist and the manufacturer of the product are being followed. We use the OPALESCENCE produced by Ultradent company, which has proved to be the best in the world in this moment (more on: www.ultradent.com).
WARNING! The tooth whitening procedure has become highly popular, so according to that there are many versions of it on the market. For some toothpastes it is said that they can whiten the teeth. Those toothpastes are not the happiest solution. They contain abrasive micro-beads which remove pigmented sediments, but they also damage the enamel. Also, carbamide peroxide which is used for teeth whitening is not that chemically stable for it to be able to be incorporated in a toothpaste in a concentration which would give the desired effect. You should also be careful when using products from the store. Those products, when used incorrectly, can lead to undesired effects, they can even damage the enamel to the point of no repair.
It is necessary to point out that the whitening will have the best effect on teeth which have natural yellow and yellowish-brown nuances, while it will be less effective on teeth which have blue-grey nuances. After the whitening teeth are treated with fluoride.
There are several different whitening techniques (laser whitening, whitening with a whitening lamp, whitening teeth at home with gel and custom mouthpieces which are worn at night). Each technique has its advantages and disadvantages. We decide which technique to use when controlling the teeth and, of course, we make that decision together with the patient.
Placing the dental jewellery is a very simple procedure and there is no risk of damaging the tooth enamel. According to the patient's wishes it is possible to remove the dental jewellery without any consequences. Dental jewellery is placed on the front, visible surface of the upper front teeth. Today it is possible to place jewellery made of gold, white gold, brilliants, precious stones, popular zircons (synthetic diamonds) and crystals (Swarovski).
You can read more about veneers, ceramic crowns and implants on our pages on fixed prosthetics and implantology.