Modern dentistry is aimed not only at the treatment or removal of teeth. Now in dentistry you can clean, whiten, level and even restore your teeth. How often do you undergo preventive check-ups with a dentist? Do you regularly observe the rules of oral hygiene? If you are one of those people who carefully take care of their teeth, but still suffer from the fact that noticeable external defects prevent you from smiling, then you should undergo the procedure of aesthetic restoration of teeth.
Artistic, or aesthetic, restoration of teeth is the restoration of the anatomical shape of the tooth line, bringing the teeth to the state in which they were and should be. Restoration is fundamentally different from prosthetics, where the teeth are replaced by an artificial tooth. Restoration is aimed at restoring the tissues and restoring all the functions of the tooth row.
In what cases is the restoration of teeth done?
Most often, the front teeth are restored, because they are most exposed to destruction and they are the basis for a smile. The front teeth are destroyed due to cavities, poor oral hygiene or physical trauma.
Indications for aesthetic restoration of teeth: Chips, cracks, noticeable abrasions or other defects; the formation of a gap between the teeth; thinning of the enamel; partial or total missing tooth; damage, wear or destruction of old fillings; the dark strip between the filling and the tooth.
Every patient at the dental clinic who has seriously thought about the aesthetic restoration of teeth should be examined by a doctor and listen to his recommendations for the correction procedure in order to avoid complications and not to disturb the tooth tissue and enamel. A patient who has been suffering from visible defects and damages to the teeth for more than a year may find that the cause of the defects is a disease that requires long-term treatment. In this case, the patient needs to undergo a full course of treatment and only after its successful completion, contact a specialist who will restore the tooth and eliminate all visible defects.
Carrying out the procedure
The procedure of direct restoration of teeth is similar to the placement of a filling. In order to begin the restoration, the dentist performs a professional dental cleaning. This is necessary so that there are no food particles between the restorative material to be placed and the tooth surface and the material fits better.
After brushing, the tooth is prepared (processed) with a boron machine to remove any irregularities that may prevent the application of artificial enamel. If necessary, local anesthesia is performed.
Then, the doctor applies a special solution, levels it, giving the most correct shape. In order to make the solution harden faster, a photolamp is used.
During hardening, the artificial enamel is also processed and ground using the same boron machine or grinding disk to correct the final shape.
After the procedure, it is possible to eat food almost immediately, but for some time it is not recommended to eat colorful products such as coffee or drinks with colorants.
How long does the procedure last?
It is important for each of us not only that we finally got our teeth in order, but also how long they will last. However, even a specialist will not tell you how long the restored tooth will last. It all depends on the patient’s lifestyle, on what kind of food he eats and how he keeps his oral hygiene.
On average, a restored tooth can last from one month to one year, after which it will have to be reworked. But after a certain amount of refinement, the natural tissues will continue to shrink, and as a result, it will require indirect restoration, that is, the installation of crowns or veneers.
Also, the restoration of one tooth, for example, will inevitably affect the neighboring teeth, which in the future will require the restoration of more and more teeth.
Therefore, this procedure should be approached with deliberation and full confidence that this is what you want.
Aesthetic restoration of milk teeth
In modern dentistry it is possible to restore not only primary but also milk teeth. Babies also need to keep the enamel intact, as well as eliminate chips and cracks, so that the child does not have complexes already in childhood.
Do not delay a trip to the doctor, because it is always easier and cheaper to treat at the initial stages. Make an appointment to see a doctor for free right now.