Aesthetic Dentistry

What is aesthetic dentistry?

Aesthetic dentistry is a field in dentistry which generates an aesthetic smile design concerning all the procedures to have a much better smile. The main goal here is to make the smile much better and to treat any problems related to teeth.

Why is aesthetic dentistry important?

Individual may demand to have a more aesthetic look in terms of form and location of their teeth even if they have healthy ones. Smile dissatisfaction of a person often causes negative impact on one’s psychology and social life along with lack of self confidence. An aesthetic smile will ensure the individual to acquire much more self confidence by smiling without hesitation, and to make a better first impression.

What is full porcelain (zirconium) filling?

Full porcelain (zirconium) fillings are produced with porcelains that have enhanced level of endurance. Its name derives from white colored composite that has been used in substitution for gray metal located inside the substructure of classical fillings. On that account, they can be conveniently used on patients with metal allergy. As for metal reinforced porcelain composites are produced from porcelain that has metal substructure. Even though these composites are preferred for many years, they remain weak aesthetically when compared to full porcelain fillings.  

Why do full porcelain fillings look more natural? How is their gingival adaptation?

They have the feature of reflecting the transparency and light as the nature of the teeth. Besides bonding materials, that are used for the procedure, have the necessary color match for the dental tissue. Thus aesthetical features, that are observed in natural teeth, can be acquired in applied fillings substantially. Zirconium is a material which is compatible with gingival tissue, they do not cause gingival recessions when applied appropriately. Violaceous color observed in metal reinforced fillings, which appears in gingival area located on the neck of the teeth, is avoided by applying zirconium.

To which teeth can the porcelain (zirconium) fillings be applied?

They are mostly preferred in incisors and premolar teeth, front areas of the teeth, where the aesthetic plays an important role. Structure of the natural teeth transmit the light completely. While metal reinforced classic porcelain fillings give a dull and translucent appearance, zirconium fillings have higher light transmission. Therefore, instead of having an artificial appearance, much more natural look can be acquired.