The only good means to keeping our teeth healthy and bright is good dental hygiene. However this may not be enough for various reasons and we need to improve our smile. Colour is most people’s choice of change. It is a whiter and brighter smile. With our up to date methods and advanced materials , today bleaching/whitening is simpler and more effective than ever. It considerably improves our teeth’s aesthetics and helps us smile with self confidence,
But why do teeth change colour , get darker or show “stains”?
This is due to various factors that mostly relate to diet or everyday habits.
More particularly, causes to teeth discolouration are
Whitening is a simple and totally safe procedure that can be performed either entirely at our practice or at home under our guidance. Before you start, we will perform a check to ascertain whether there are gingivitis or caries problems etc. In case we find such problems, they will be treated first. Also, a dental cleaning precedes so that all food residues and plaque are removed.
Whitening at our practice is performed with special whitening agents that penetrate the teeth’s enamel and dentine dissolving stains. Their action is enabled and accelerated with special frequency light.The procedure is normally completed with one session though more may be needed in cases of very intense discolourations.
Porcelain veneers are one of the most up to date methods to improve teeth aesthetics. They are produced with a thin layer of porcelain – 0.5 mm thick – and are attached to the front part of the tooth in order to improve or restore its natural appearance. They are produced at a dental technician’s lab with ceramic material similar to the one used in all ceramic crowns and its structure resembles the one of natural teeth.
Porcelain veneers are broadly used in correcting and restoring various aesthetics teeth problems. It is a conservative solution since we need to remove only a small quantity of smalt thus creating space for the veneers to be attached to the teeth surface. The procedure is completed in very few sessions.
Up to date advancement in dental material technology enables us to use high aesthetics ceramic veneers that can fit totally with your teeth natural colour resulting in an immaculate and natural effect. Furthermore, modern veneers do not absorb colourings from diet and the aesthetic effect remains for many years.
Resin veneers are an easy and quick way to correct aesthetic imperfections at the front teeth offering a beautiful and harmonic smile. It is a thin layer of synthetic resin specially shaped to give a tooth the desirable size, shape and colour. Resin veneers veneers are an aesthetic dental technique that can improve significantly your smile’s appearance with the use of up to date synthetic materials matching the texture, clarity and hue of your teeth.
They are used in almost the same cases as the porcelain veneers and in proportion to these, present advantages and disadvantages. Resin veneers acetsf are placed easily and pain free while anesthesia is usually not necessary. In order to place them on the teeth we remove almost no enamel- and sometimes not even that. The most common practice when choosing resin veneers veneers is to intervene to six or more teeth per jawbone.
With resin veneers, we perform in fact a “microsculpting” on the surface of the tooth through consecutive layering of malleable resin material. We can proceed in their production without a dental lab since it is all complete in our practice. Their only disadvantage is their less ware resistant compared to porcelain veneers and diet colourings can alter their colour.