In our modern world cosmetic dentistry is much more than making an aesthetic filling. It is a comprehensive sophisticated approach comprising several fields of dentistry: it involves creating nice tooth colour, an ideal shape of your teeth that fits your face, metal-free replacement, and perfect fitting. We create an aesthetic smile by harmonizing the white colour of your teeth with the nice contour of your gum. Cosmetic dentistry is a comprehensive approach and the treatment is always tailored to your needs.
Smile makeover – cosmetic dental treatments at Suir Clinic can help you have a new smile.
Aesthetic dentistry is not a separate branch of dentistry, but a different approach of the procedure. The dentist performs reconstructions very similar to natural, ensuring to restore the specific anatomic structures (tooth forms, surface) and harmonious tooth color. This requires spending more time, using special techniques and the best quality dental materials from the dentist. Cosmetic dentistry is generally used to refer to any dental work that improves the appearance (though not necessarily the functionality) of teeth, gums and/or bite. It primarily focuses on improvement in dental aesthetics in color, position, shape, size, alignment and overall smile appearance.
A nice smile and white teeth can make you more confident in your everyday life and more successful in your career. By now tooth whitening has become a safe and easy procedure, which we perform routinely. Visit our clinic to learn more about it.
Discolouration of teeth can be caused by external or internal factors. External discolouration is caused by tartar, drinking too much coffee or tea, smoking or an improper brushing technique. External deposits can be removed with dental hygiene treatment: Prophy Mate salt polishing, Piezo scaling and polishing your teeth with a special abrasive paste.
Whitening internal discolouration (in deeper structures of your teeth) is more of a challenge for your dentist.
Internal discolouration is due to darker original tooth colour, certain drugs taken in childhood or abnormal enamel and dentine development. Teeth that are not alive or teeth with improper root canal treatment can also lose their original colour. We apply a gel containing carbamide-peroxide or hydrogen-peroxide and a LED accelerator light to speed up the process of oxidization and to bleach the pigments responsible for the discolouration. Several studies have confirmed that this technique can result in 5-8 times lighter shades.
At our clinic we apply the most advanced whitening techniques in order to leave you with a satisfied and irresistible smile.
Preparation: Before whitening your teeth we perform a dental examination and a complete dental cleaning to remove the external deposits on your teeth. Discoloured deposits will affect the success of a whitening treatment unfavourably. Fillings with faulty edges and decayed teeth should also be treated before we can whiten your teeth. If the new fillings are in the aesthetic zone of your mouth, first we insert temporary fillings and replace them after the whitening treatment. In this way we can match the colour of the filling material to the „new” colour of your whitened teeth.
In-Office whitening: We start the whitening process at the clinic. We take photos of your teeth to record the original tooth colour and chose the shade we wish to achieve from the tooth colour chart. Then we protect your lips with a special cream and your gums with a so-called gingival masque. Next we insert a cheek retractor into your mouth to gently pull away your lips during the treatment. What happens next is we apply special foam to your gum to protect the soft tissues from the high concentration whitening gel (25% active hydrogen peroxide). Then we apply the whitening gel to your teeth and light cure it. The light activates the whitening agent (hydrogen peroxide) and the active oxygen released removes evenly the discolouration on the surface and in the deeper layers of your teeth. The length of light curing and the treatment itself depends on the difference between the original tooth colour and the colour we would like to achieve. Finally, we apply a fluoride solution to the teeth to reduce sensitivity.
Maintenance treatment at home: When we prepare you for the whitening treatment, we also take impressions of your teeth and send them to the lab where they can prepare whitening trays that fit your teeth perfectly. You put some whitening gel into the trays and place them on your teeth for the night. Gels used at home contain lower concentrations of carbamide peroxide so that they can be used safely. Teeth become visibly whiter even on the first few days, but the usual length of treatment is 4-6 days. The concentration of active hydrogen peroxide in the gel is 15%. Since tooth colour and the reaction time vary in each individual, the length of treatment can be shorter or longer.
Whitening is only recommended under careful supervision of your dentist.
Tooth reshaping, also called dental contouring, is a cosmetic dentistry technique that removes small amounts of tooth enamel (the outer covering of the tooth) in order to change the shape, length, or surface of one or more teeth. The procedure is usually done to correct crooked teeth, chipped teeth, cracked teeth or even overlapping teeth. This procedure is even a substitute for braces under certain circumstances. This is also a procedure of subtle changes. A few millimeters of reduction and a few millimeters of tooth-colored laminate can create a beautiful smile when performed by a cosmetic dentist, with no discomfort to you.
Dental veneers are a possible solution to help you achieve the look you desire. They are a popular choice for those with chipped teeth, a gap between teeth, or misshaped teeth.
Dental veneers are thin covers that adhere to teeth to give teeth a more classically shaped look. Suir Dental practices offer a variety of dental veneer options to choose from. Talk to your dentist about what’s best for you.
A porcelain veneer is a thin shell that is custom-made to fit on the tooth.
A composite resin veneer is made from a tooth-colored filling material bonded to the tooth.
Combining bonding with reshaping can fill in chips and gaps between teeth, add shape and improve tooth color. Bonding involves applying a puttylike resin, which adheres to the teeth and hardens. The resin is colored to provide the best result, either to match or improve the natural tooth color. Before applying the resin, the dentist etches the tooth surface with a Dremel-like tool so that the resin adheres well. An examples of a bonded restorations are inlays and onlays, which are used to repair decayed & cracked teeth.
Invisalign/Clear Correct or other Aligner treatment is being used as an alternative to traditional metal braces. Aligners help in treating spacing, crowding, and overlapping teeth to create the smile patients desire. These systems have treated hundreds of thousands of patients and have been around for over a decade. Clear aligners are comfortable, invisible and easy to clean.
If you want to know more about aligners, visit our Orthodontic service page .
Suir Dental works with two different Aligner systems. Invisalign by AlignTech and Clearcorrect by Dentalwings (Straumann group).
A bite reclamation is a type of cosmetic dentistry designed to fix and reverse wear and tear to your teeth that’s resulted in a shorter vertical profile. If your dental professional recommended a bite reclamation, here is the information you need to know before making your decision.
What Causes This Condition?
Loss of vertical length can be caused by a variety of factors, including injury, acid reflux, a lifetime of grinding your teeth, alcoholism, bulemia, or excessive erosion of enamel. Over time, these factors can cause teeth to chip, crack, or simply wear away. This can lead to bigger and more painful problems in the future.
Currently, a lot of trends from the 90s are making comebacks. Styles, clothes, and even long-forgotten musical acts are experiencing a brief revival. Unfortunately, this also means another aspect of 90s pop culture has returned: the tooth gem. A tooth gem is a small rhinestone jewel is attached to the surface of a tooth using an adhesive. Some are small stones in the center of the tooth, other times people elect to place a jewel-encrusted cap over their teeth. Finally, some go for the grill: a decorative cover that fits over most of a person’s front teeth, popularized by artists such as Lil Wayne and Jonathan Davis.