THE BEAUTY OF SMILE
Aesthetics in dentistry blends and inspires with the concept of Beauty.
It refers to the creation of ideal shapes and colors during reconstructions according to a set of objective and subjective elements.
There is a distinction between aesthetics and cosmetics or we can define cosmetic dentistry as the set of therapies that promise to improve the appearance of teeth and tissues while aesthetic dentistry refers to the study and realization of all necessary dental restorations such as conservative care, restoration of missing elements, orthodontic alignment that allow a restoration of health with an improvement in the aesthetic aspect.
Therefore, the goal of aesthetic dentistry is to achieve biological functionality together with the care of the patient’s harmonious appearance.
For example, one thinks of cosmetic dentistry when it comes to whitening of pigmented teeth, such as in the application of glitter and dental piercings, as well as in additive or subtractive plastic surgery of malformed elements. In the event that dental plastic surgery is aimed at restoring function as well, this same treatment will be a cosmetic dentistry therapy.
Aesthetic Medicine, on the other hand, is not an autonomous branch; although extremely serious courses make it so de facto. The theoretical prerequisite for the exercise and administration of Aesthetic Medicine treatments is the definition (WHO – 1946) of health which coincides with “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not only in the absence of ailments or diseases”.
Aesthetic Medicine takes on a therapeutic value and not just cosmetic, and since the Dentist is a Doctor, the competence of the Dentist is widely supported in interventions in these areas.
With cosmetic dentistry techniques, on the other hand, for example, it is possible to mask misaligned, small, chipped or discolored teeth quickly and inexpensively with a non-invasive or minimally invasive approach that allows stable results.
The use of modern ceramics allows for aesthetic rehabilitation on super thin thicknesses (up to 0.3 mm) without witnessing a change of color over the years.
MAIN AREAS OF DENTAL AESTHETICS INTERVENTIONS
- Porcelain veneers for malformed teeth (conoids, rectangular), fractured teeth, increased spaces between the teeth (diastemas), worn teeth, discolored teeth;
- Teeth whitening and stain removal;
- Professional whitening: application performed in the studio (professional whitening);
- Home bleaching: application at home with individual masks made in the studio;
- Inlays and aesthetic fillings.