Dental aesthetics is the specialty of dentistry that is responsible for improving the appearance of our smile. Although we talk about specialty, any treatment performed in the mouth must have an aesthetic result. Some of the methods used are orthodontics to align the teeth, teeth whitening to give brightness or porcelain veneers, useful to correct defects of the teeth and restore their initial shape.
Tips for good dental esthetics
One of the keys to good oral esthetics is that the treatments performed have the most natural results possible and that it is not noticeable whether the patient is wearing a filling or a prosthesis. In addition, good oral hygiene is essential, with brushing and flossing. In addition to keeping teeth clean, this is the basis for healthy gums, which also influences the beauty of a smile.
Solutions for whitening and covering alterations in the teeth
To change the color, teeth whitening can be performed, although if the patient has wear on the enamel or alterations in the shape of the tooth, porcelain veneers can be placed, thin ceramic shells that are fixed on the tooth to improve its color, shape and small alterations in position.
The advantages of porcelain veneers over composite veneers are that the result is much more durable and the aesthetics are very positive: it is almost impossible to distinguish where the veneer is in relation to the rest of the teeth.
Advances in dental esthetics
There has been a great improvement in the ceramics used in prostheses, both in terms of resistance and esthetics. Advances have also been made in surgical techniques that modify the gingiva around an implant or prosthesis, allowing them to be unnoticeable.