Aesthetic Trends in Dentistry

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Aesthetic Trends in Dentistry

Everyone wants to enhance their smile because it is undeniable, a smile has become part of a person's evaluation of character and the first impression of a person's overall appearance. A perfect smile also seems to have become a standard of self-confidence. In fact, the career world is also not the least that makes the beauty of a smile a parameter of one's success. We will see for example in the community. The need for healthy teeth will always be pursued by teenagers who want to continue their careers to the police, Navy, Army and Air Force and their cabin crew teams also require healthy teeth. Furthermore, besides being healthy is also an ideal smile.

For this aesthetic problem, the society began to make it a need along with the shifting public awareness of dental health. Here are aesthetic trends in dentistry that have been in high demand in recent years:

1. Veneer

Dental veneers are medical procedures performed by dentists to improve the color, shape, size and position of teeth, and to repair broken teeth. This veneer will be attached to the outside of the teeth like pairing fake nails.

Dental veneers are divided into two types, namely direct veneers and also indirect veneers.

a. Direct veneer

Direct veneer or composite veener is done directly on the tooth without dental impression process. The direct veneer process is faster and you can get it with just one visit to the dentist. The material used for direct veneer is composite resin.

This composite dental veneer is cheaper than the second type veneer (indirect veneer). Likewise with the durability of the color and structure, directly proportional to the price offered.

b. Indirect veneer

Indirect veneer as its name means, you can not get just one visit to the dentist. The initial process of indirect veneers is the preparation and impression of a tooth, and then the veener formation process in the laboratory takes approximately one week. After the veneer is finished, then the dental veneer is ready to be installed on your next visit.

The material used for indirect veneers is porcelain. When compared with composite materials, porcelain material has advantages in terms of strength

2. Braces (Orthodontics)

Messy teeth that can reduce self-confidence can be overcome by using braces or orthodontic devices. Orthodontic treatment is divided into two types, namely:

a. Fixed Orthodontic

In this type of orthodontic treatment, the patient cannot remove the orthodontic devices because they are permanently attached to the teeth. In this type of medical device community is often referred to as stirrup. Usually used in patients over the age of 12 years, where the patient's permanent teeth have all grown (except wisdom teeth). Patients have also been able to independently maintain the cleanliness of their own teeth and mouth.

b. Removable Orthodontics 

Conversely, in this type of treatment the patient can remove the orthodontic device itself. The ability of treatment is simpler than fixed orthodontics, and to get maximum results is very dependent on the patient's discipline in using these tools.

3. Bleaching (teeth whitening)

This treatment is a way to restore the color of teeth that change color, until it approaches the color of the natural teeth through a chemical repair process. Bleaching treatment has been chosen because the procedure is fast. Besides tooth bleaching is also easy and effective to improve one's appearance.

Tooth discoloration can be divided into two categories:

First, staining due to extrinsic factors. Coloration of teeth caused by dyes contained in food, drinks or smoking habits. Some examples of foods and drinks that can cause staining of teeth such as tea, coffee, soft drinks, and others.

Second staining due to intrinsic factors. This staining is caused by the use of tetracycline during pregnancy or in infants, excessive consumption of fluoride, or other abnormalities.

Tooth bleaching usually uses oxidative materials such as hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide. The material is applied to the surface of the teeth and will diffuse in enamel and release substances that can break down the dye on the teeth.

Types of Bleaching:

a. In-office bleaching is done in the clinic by a dentist. The material used usually has a high concentration so it must be applied by a dentist, the advantage of this treatment is the fast work time so the results are immediately visible once the treatment is completed.

b. At-home bleaching can be done by the patient at home because the material used has a much lower concentration. But it must be applied for a few moments and repeated within a few days. Usually the dentist will make a kind of plastic mold which is then filled with bleaching gel.

4. Dental Implants

A dental implant is an artificial tooth root shaped like a bolt that is implanted in a patient's jaw to replace the lost tooth root. Dental implants are implanted in the jaw through dental implant surgical procedures. The dental implant will then be fitted with a artificial crown to replace the missing tooth.

Dental implants are the latest technology in making artificial teeth instead of extracted teeth. The attached tooth will be more comfortable and looks very natural because it is directly implanted in the jawbone like a natural tooth.

However, the dental implant insertion process will take a long time and not just in one visit. Therefore, patients who want to install dental implants must be committed to undergoing the insertion process to completion.

5. Aesthetic dental fillings

Have you ever seen metal fillings that resemble metal? The patch is called amalgam. Amalgam. Amalgam metal has been used as a material for dental cavities for more than 150 years because of its strength and low price. But along with the development of dental materials, amalgam fillings are considered not aesthetic because the color is so different from the natural color of the teeth. If you laugh or open your mouth, these materials are very visible.

For aesthetic purposes, amalgam fillings can be replaced by composite fillings. Or if you have cavities that have not been treated, the direct filling option can be selected using composite resin material. This material is very aesthetic, it can't even be distinguished between fillings and natural teeth.

Those are the 5 esethetic treatments in dentistry that are on the rise in the last few years. This treatment is a medical treatment, so do not choose the wrong health services so as not to be fooled into persuading illegal dental practitioners who do it only in the salon. Consult us, BIA Dental Center, a dental clinic with the best dentists in Bali's Sunset Road