Beautiful and healthy teeth aren’t just your best accessory, they also happen to be a key indicator of your overall well-being. What is more, a dazzling smile has enormous benefits for your daily life, as well. Many studies have shown that healthy teeth can improve one’s social and professional life by boosting self-confidence, which leads to self-fulfillment in every aspect.
If you’re not satisfied with the way your teeth look, today’s cosmetic dentistry offers numerous treatment options to instantly improve their appearance.
What’s the difference between traditional and cosmetic dentistry?
In general, traditional dentistry focuses on oral hygiene and preventing, diagnosing and treating oral disease - broadly, you could say that it addresses dental problems that require necessary treatment.
Cosmetic dentistry, on the other hand, focuses on improving the appearance of the teeth, mouth and smile. Hence, cosmetic dentistry treatments are not necessary but elective or desired.
At Dentum, we offer a range of treatments that will not only transform the appearance of your teeth but will also improve your whole smile and your self-confidence! In this blog post, we present the procedures that are most often chosen by our patients: Veneers, Free Hand Bonding and professional tooth whitening.
If you have always dreamed of having perfectly straight and white teeth, a Hollywood smile, then veneers are the ideal solution for you.
Veneers are extremely thin porcelain shells, designed to cover the front surface of natural teeth. These shells improve the color, shape, size and position of the teeth in order to correct irregularities and to provide an aesthetically appealing smile.
If you’re interested in veneers, you should have in mind that the process is not something that can be done by every dentist or overnight, and that it requires highly developed aesthetical skills, as veneers are not something you can simply buy - they are tailor-made just for you and your smile, to fit your needs and wishes long-term.
Here at Dentum, we know that to create perfectly crafted veneers, we need to consider that every patient, every smile, every tooth and every situation is different. When you decide to visit us to get the smile you’ve always wanted, the process looks generally like this:
- Firstly, your dentist will explain the entire treatment to you and discuss your wishes and expectations with you.
- After the consultation, the dentist will slightly trim and shape the front side of your teeth to prepare the surface onto which the thin porcelain shells will be placed.
- Afterwards, your dentist will take impressions of your teeth, so the laboratory can create the perfectly fitting veneers for you.
- After taking the impressions, your dentist will place temporary veneers on your teeth.
- In the same session, you will choose the colour of your veneers. When you finally decided on the colour and shape of the shells, your impressions will be sent to our laboratory.
- In just a few days, your perfectly matched veneers will be installed.
Free Hand Bonding
If you want to improve your smile without abrading your teeth for veneers or crowns, then our free hand bonding method is the right choice for you.
This treatment is used to:
- Repair decayed teeth
- Repair chipped or cracked teeth
- Improve the appearance of discolored teeth
- Close spaces between teeth
- Make teeth look longer
- Change the shape of teeth
- Protect a portion of the tooth's root that has been exposed when gums recede
But how does it work?
In recent years, dental technology has taken huge steps forward: it is now possible to use the composite materials that are usually used for fillings to aesthetically improve your teeth. These materials almost perfectly adapted to all properties of human enamel and can be used to redesign your smile without touching the healthy tooth structure.
The greatest advantage is that this treatment is minimally invasive and can be performed in a single visit. However, as we like to say in our clinic: It takes sophisticated skills to imitate nature. By this, we mean that even though the materials are extraordinary and world-class, it is important that this procedure is done by a professional with knowledge, experience and the right technique.
Professional teeth whitening
One of the most beautiful accessories a person can have are dazzling, white teeth. That’s why this treatment is the most popular procedure in cosmetic dentistry.
Even though there are many, often cheaper, alternatives for teeth whitening on the market, make sure to get your teeth whitened only by a professional. It might seem a little bit pricier at first, but if you have gum disease, gum recession, decay or cracks (that often go unnoticed) unprofessional teeth whitening can do substantial damage to your teeth, which might be irreversible.
That’s why it is so important to have a professional dentist examine your oral health status.
Here at Dentum, we help you achieve a perfectly white smile with the Philips ZOOM whitening treatment, which gets your teeth on average 8 shades whiter in just one hour. Philips ZOOM is one of the best methods for such treatments, as it whitens your teeth faster and the results last longer compared to other whitening methods.
The following will have an impact on the results:
- Enamel quality
- Eating habits and diet
- Consuming tobacco (smoking or chewing)
Now that you know how you can get a brand new, brilliant smile, all you have to do is contact us and book your appointment at Dentum!