What does aesthetic denstistry mean?
Aesthetic dentistry reflects a new approach: it aims to create a natural-looking appearance using advanced technological procedures, while providing functionally excellent chewing ability.
What materials are used?
Newer fillings have the advantage of achieving a high aesthetic effect, for which composite materials are used. These materials can be applied in different colour shades to match individual tooth colours, thus achieving the best aesthetic effect.
Fillings, inserts, shells, crowns. What is the difference?
The advantage over the amalgam fillings used previously is striking, as the filling itself is almost invisible, whereas the dark metallic colour of the amalgam was visible. The disadvantage, however, is that it is less resistant to chewing force over a larger area. In such cases, other aesthetic tooth restoration procedures should be considered on the advice of the dentist.
Sometimes the caries affects such an area that it can no longer be safely filled with composite fillings. Two types of fillings are an excellent solution: inlay and onlay. Inlays are special solid fillings that are usually made in a dental laboratory within a week. The positive features of inlays are: they are lifelike and aesthetic, very strong, so they do not wear or break, and they do not cause allergic reactions. In this case, the dentist removes the cavities, takes an impression and sends it to the laboratory. There, they will make an inlay based on your dental impression. This is then tried in place and, if it is perfect in every way, permanently bonded in place.
Ceramic shells offer unparalleled aesthetic and functional possibilities. They have the advantages of significantly less tooth loss compared to crowns, a long-lasting aesthetic result and resistance to wear.
When the tooth has been destroyed to the extent that it cannot be restored with a filling, inlay or shell, we will make a full crown for the remaining teeth, restoring the tooth both aesthetically and functionally.