This e-book addresses the most common questions our patients ask about aesthetic dentistry.
It will help you learn:
What is Smile Analysis and Smile Design
The techniques we are currently using in Dentistry to improve the aesthetics of your teeth and smile.
The treatment options for the most common smile aesthetic problems.
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Mock up is a diagnostic procedure, useful to Esthetic Dentistry and Prosthodontics.
Imagine mock up like a smile simulation, happening directly over your teeth, something like a test smile.
It changes temporarilly the shape and colour of your teeth in order to check the changes you and your dentist wish to make on your smile. It is used in the first steps of a smile design procedure.
Sometimes you may be happy with the result, some others you may not. In any case, with the mock up procedure you will be able to locate what troubles you and ask your dentist to change it. The procedure can be repeated as many times as nesecary, until the desired outcome is reached.
In case the changes do not satisfy your needs, then you may decide to change the treatment plan completely, choose for example orthodontic treatment instead of a cosmetic treatment or even decide that your original smile is better and you want to keep it.
Have you ever noticed while smiling, that one of your front teeth is darker that the rest of them?
Have you wondered why it happened and if there is a way to fix this?
Although there may be a lot of different reasons for teeth to be darker than the rest, the most common problem when the discoloration is located in only one tooth is due to internal discolouration and pulp problems.
Discoloration usually happens after a trauma or root canal treatment and is the result of the degradation of the blood products inside the pulp chamber. Enamel is affected by the degradation products and it changes its colour to brown, orange or dark gray.
The problem may be noticed in both anterior or posterior teeth but the truth is our patients rarely care unless the tooth is located at the front of their mouth.
Gap between front teeth or diastema as called, is a controversial issue in smile esthetics.
A lot of people consider it as part of their style and they wouldn't change it for anything. Lately, we see a lot of fashion editorials with models showing their teeth diastemas.
The truth is that beautiful people styled nicely with good lighting and beautiful clothes, can make even the biggest diastemas look good.
Since most of us though are not as good looking, nor styled as nicely as the models, we tend to focus on small imperfections that bother us and we often look for an esthetic solution.
Teeth diastemas is one of the most common reasons that brings patients in our clinic, proving that people often think of them as a problem and wish to have them closed.
Veneers are the perfect treatment for smile changes. They are usually placed in anterior teeth and they can correct the type, shape and the color of your teeth.
Choosing veneers for smile improvement can be an expensive procedure so make sure you ask your dentist all the questions needed, before you make your final decisions.
Check this helpful info graphic, provided by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.
You'll find information everybody interested in porcelain veneers, should know.
Porcelain veneers can change your life. Take advantage of the better prices you can have in Greece and have them made in our practice with the help of our experienced Prosthodontists.
Tooth whitening lightens teeth and helps to remove stains and discoloration. Whitening is among the most popular cosmetic dental procedures because it can greatly improve how your teeth look.
Whitening is not a one-time procedure. It will need to be repeated from time to time if you want to maintain the brighter color.
In DentArtistry, we offer both at home and in office whitening procedures.
For in office whitening we use ZOOM whitening system. A specially designed lamp, activates the 25 percent hydrogen peroxide whitening gel that is placed over your teeth.
Are you getting married? Is the big day approaching? You probably have many things to do. Is taking care of your smile one of them? I bet, it is. Here you will find advices that will make your wedding day brighter.
A Couple of Months Before: Avoid Food and Drink that stain your teeth.
Deeply pigmented beverages such as soda, coffee, dark tea, and red wine can stain teeth, as can foods like blueberries, cherries, and soy sauce. If they can stain white cotton, they will probably stain your teeth too. Beware of white wine, too. All vino -- whether colorless or red -- can roughen up tooth enamel and make your smile more susceptible to stains.
Teeth and the way they look are a significant part of the smile and if they don't look well, people tend to get self conscious of their smile.
There are easy ways to achieve a better looking smile and dental bonding is one of them.The term bonding refers to the addition of composite or porcelain veneers at your anterior teeth. Usually the term is used mostly to describe the placement of composite resin at the labial surface of the upper teeth.