What is Hollywood smile aesthetics?
The Hollywood smile is a type of smile set with original standards by making use of the smiles on the faces of Hollywood stars. Nowadays, demands have started to increase gradually to achieve this unique naturalness in smiles and to give an aesthetic appearance to the facial expression. In this respect, the Hollywood smile can be brought to the person after a series of procedures that require specific moves and expertise in smile design.
The Four Golden Rules of a Hollywood Smile
Teeth, upper incisors should be smooth and free of any visible filling.
The upper incisors should be more prominent and anterior than the others, and the lower incisors should be visible while smiling.
Lips should be symmetrical. Symmetry in the lips is mostly subject to muscles.
The gums, part of the upper gum (about 2 mm) should be visible. The width on the lips should be half the width of the face.
Can Anyone Have a Hollywood Smile?
It is everyone's right to have a healthy and natural smile. It should not be forgotten that smiling is an important reinforcer for communication as well as visuality. Taking all these into consideration, the Hollywood smile appears as a type of aesthetic and natural appearance that everyone can desire. To take into account the recommendations of dentists, we come across the conclusion that many people can have a Hollywood smile after the examinations of those who request tooth and smile design.
After a detailed dental analysis, dental and gum problems are diagnosed and the treatment process is determined by these and several similar factors such as the personal programs of the methods to be applied and the expertise of the physician. If there is no need for any treatment in the teeth and gums, the procedures start directly from the smile design stage.
Don't be afraid to smile
Aesthetic principles in smile design include many concepts. However, it is possible to say that the three most important things are the visible tooth volume, color and the position of the anterior two teeth. After examining the face and mouth structure in detail and determining the aesthetic needs, a smile design program that includes the most appropriate procedures with the help of a specialist physician will offer you:
To start looking at life with a Hollywood smile
Have the opportunity to rediscover yourself with your new look that you feel most natural and aesthetic.
Make your communication more confident and stable, which will make you more than satisfied.
What is E-max tooth crowning?
The white teeth with aesthetic array that we have seen on TV and social media in recent years are actually the work of aesthetic dentists. Treatment methods for teeth whose colors change due to yellowing or neglect over time have gained popularity today and are also demanded by people who take famous names as examples. The most preferred method of emax in aesthetic crownings is mostly applied to the front incisors. Emax is not made for teeth that have lost their healthy condition and will be renewed, but to those who are not aesthetically pleasing and disturb their owner. The aesthetic veneer emax does not find a working area in the back teeth because it is not very durable. Treatment methods such as implants and zirconium, which are more permanent and robust, are preferred for tooth loss or caries in the posterior region. People who pay extra attention to their beauty and oral care, which are mostly women, follow the dentist's path for emax teeth. In addition to the patient's preference, the dentist must also make a decision for this application by looking at the intraoral condition. In other words, not everyone can do this by saying I want to make emax. If the condition of the tooth is suitable for this application, this application can be performed. Otherwise, teeth made for aesthetic purposes may lose their function over time. Aesthetic veneer e-max teeth should be carefully looked after. For this, it is necessary to clean the inside of the mouth with antiseptic liquids and to brush the teeth regularly. If personal care is disrupted and the necessary care is not taken, the life of both natural teeth and artificial teeth is shortened.
Emax crown is a kind of full porcelain. It can be used as infrastructure and made porcelain on it, or it can be made directly in one piece.
In which situations can the Emax crown / bridge prosthesis be applied?
Emax crowns can be used in cases where incisors, canines and small molars need to be coated and for aesthetic purposes. Emax bridge prostheses can only be applied in single tooth missing.
What is the difference between a zirconium crown and an Emax crown?
Emax crown and zirconium crown are both aesthetic dentistry applications. Just as the light transmittance of zirconium is higher than porcelain crowns, Emax crowns have higher light transmittance than zirconium crowns. For this reason, a more natural and aesthetic appearance is obtained in cases where E-max crowns are applied. Zirconium crowns are more durable than Emax crowns. In cases where there is more than one tooth deficiency, zirconium bridge prostheses are applied because E-max bridge prostheses cannot be applied due to their fragility.
Are there any full porcelain applications other than zirconium crown and Emax crown?
With the development of computer-aided design and production technology (CAD-CAM) in dentistry, many full porcelain materials have been developed.
Why are zirconium / Emax prostheses more aesthetic than metal-supported porcelain prostheses?
The infrastructure of the routine porcelain crown / bridge prosthesis is a gray metal alloy. These metal-supported porcelain crown / bridge prostheses create a gray reflection in the gum area, especially when applied to the anterior teeth. The gums appear to be grayed out. The reason for this appearance is that the metal alloy in the substructure of porcelain veneers dissolves and accumulates in the gum area over time. In addition, since the substructure is metal, the light transmittance of the porcelain decreases and these restorations (crownings) appear in a dull matte color. Due to these aesthetic problems, the use of zirconium / Emax crown / bridge prostheses has increased in recent years. In full porcelain prostheses, crownings can be made entirely of porcelain material without infrastructure or can be made using a white infrastructure. In addition, since the light transmittance of full porcelain restorations is very close to natural tooth enamel, they create a more natural and aesthetic appearance.
Decision making process of which full porcelain system to apply
After the detailed clinical and radiological examination of the patient is made and the most appropriate material is selected, aesthetic applications are successfully applied.
Can zirconium / Emax prostheses be used in individuals with metal allergies?
The use of metal-supported porcelain crownings in individuals with metal allergies may cause allergic reactions, and full porcelain (zirconium / Emax) crownings eliminate these problems.
How to care for full porcelain crown / bridge prostheses?
Routine maintenance of full porcelain fixed prostheses should be done using a toothbrush and toothpaste as in natural teeth. The interfaces of the prostheses should be cleaned using superfloss type dental floss and interface brush. Annual routine dentist control should not be interrupted.
What is Zirconium?
When looking at the zirconium atomic number and material structure, it enters the metal group. But unlike the gray color thought when metal is mentioned, it is in white color and shades. It can be thought of as the combination of its tooth-like color and almost the strength properties of metal. It is highly preferred in today's dentistry.
What is Zirconium Crown?
Zirconium has many advantages over metal-supported porcelains, considering its ability to meet the natural, aesthetic appearance and its durability. Zirconium Bridges, Crowns, which stand out with their naturalness, light transmittance and color, are frequently used in smile design and dental aesthetics. Digital data is created with a three-dimensional scanner according to the patient's size.
Zirconium Block, which has the desired color and light transmittance, is processed according to digital data and processed in special furnaces. Zirconium varieties, zirconium quality are also important for the result. In these treatments, the physician and the laboratory work as a team. It has serious advantages over metal supported porcelains. Zirconium prices differ. It can be examined approximately in the 1st Region Ankara in the TDB Guide Price List. Prices may vary from clinic to clinic.
What are the advantages of Zirconium?
- One of the biggest advantages is light transmittance and aesthetics.
- It can work in the desired color according to the person's request.
- If desired, the color of the tooth to be coated can be completely masked.
- It is applied to people with metal allergies.
- It is biocompatible, it has no adverse effect on the health of teeth and oral tissues.
- It has a smooth and shiny surface.
- It can be worked finer than metal supported systems. This reduces the amount of tooth preparation to be made.
- In cases where orthodontic treatment cannot be applied, an aesthetic appearance can be given to split and crooked teeth.
- It is the best alternative to metal-supported porcelains in bridge restorations applied in missing teeth.
- Zirconium application period can be completed in a single session in the posterior teeth. However, aesthetic treatments take around 5-7 days.
In which situations are zirconium teeth preferred?
In cases where old veneers are to be replaced and an aesthetic result is aimed in teeth with;
- Enamel loss
- In cases of hereditary tooth discoloration
- Structural enamel defects, teeth with large, fragmented and colored fillings, tooth crowding that cannot be planned or unsuitable for orthodontic treatment
- Tooth separations,
- Bridges in the posterior group teeth, as a crowning (excluding long toothless spaces), excessive material loss
- Damage on teeth
- Over implant prostheses.
Zirconium veneers may be preferred for the above reasons. However, information obtained over the internet without examination and analysis by x-ray can be misleading. Like zirconium veneers, there are many treatment methods such as E-max, Empress, Porcelain Laminate and Bonding. Your physician will give the most accurate information about which one is suitable for these treatments.
How is Zirconium Veneer made? What are the stages?
First of all, gum health is provided and dental treatments are performed. Zirconium cannot be made on unhealthy teeth. The first goal for aesthetic and beautiful teeth is to create an ideal model by the dentist. Under the influence of anesthesia, the teeth to be applied zirconium are abraded and measured. Acrylic temporaries are made for abraded teeth, temporaries are important for the lack of sensitivity and for the teeth to function adequately for a permanent period. In rehearsal sessions, teeth prepared according to Smile Design Analysis are seen and evaluated in the mouth. The desired changes are made in the teeth. During the finishing session, restorations are bonded to the teeth using special adhesives.
How many teeth are cut in zirconium veneers?
In zirconium crowns, the amount of abrasion (cut) to be made from teeth varies from tooth to tooth. If it thinks over the same teeth, it is more than the etching for porcelain lamina. Less cutting is sufficient compared to metal supported crownings. The desired result; determines the treatment plan and the amount of slaughter.
Does zirconium odor make a bad taste in the mouth?
It is not possible to originate from zirconiums made with precision workmanship in accordance with the teeth. Of course, oral care and tooth brushing are very important. Zirconium does not cause odor in the mouth in people with good oral care and healthy gums.
Does the color of zirconium teeth change?
There is no coloration since they are shiny, smooth and glassy surfaces. The residues that may stick on the food can stick to the surface, but will go away from there with the first brushing. This is also true for tea, coffee and cigarettes. With regard to discoloration, it is not a reason for us to reduce tooth brushing and oral care, but rather our motivation for better care.
Dental Zirconium Prices
The prices of aesthetic crownings are more expensive than metal-supported systems, and are more affordable than porcelain laminate prices. It shows serious changes according to the working physician and the laboratory where the physician works. As a technical information; The price varies even according to the quality of the zirconium blocks used. Private blocks will create a higher cost to the physician. Your physician will provide the most accurate information in this treatment, which has a high material cost.
How to Care for Zirconium Teeth?
Two of the most beautiful features of ceramic crownings are that they are not colored and are compatible with the gums. To make this advantage long-lasting, good oral care is essential. Brushing teeth and flossing twice a day, and supporting with mouthwash when necessary, is almost the insurance of this job. Problems that may occur will be prevented by supporting it with regular dentist checks.
What Is The Life Of Zirconium Veneers?
It is not possible to give information that the net life is as much for intraoral restorations. People who are under regular dentist control and take care of dental care use it for many years. Zirconium is a material resistant and durable material. A person who does not pay attention to oral care will have aesthetic loss with gum recession or gum problems in 1-2 years. Likewise, if there is a maintenance problem for many years, the underlying teeth will also be damaged.
Is Zirconium made over the implant?
Yes, it is possible. It is especially preferred in aesthetic areas. The veneers are glued or screwed onto the part of the implants we call the abutment. In order to create the gingival exit profile and avoid gray reflections, the exit profile structure, also known as the t-base, is preferred to the abutment part of the implant. With zirconium implant output profiles, very natural results can be obtained in aesthetic areas. In this way, zirconium teeth that are not aesthetically reflective and incompatible and difficult to distinguish from natural teeth are created.
Aesthetic Zirconium Treatment
How Long Does Aesthetic Zirconium Treatment Take?
Dental and gum health is maximized and zirconium application begins after preparing for the measurement phase. The smile aesthetics can be completed in about 4-7 days after the measurement is taken. Temporary teeth are applied to avoid aesthetic problems and sensitivity during this process. Although it is not as aesthetic as the permanent ones, it is very valuable as it temporarily reduces tooth sensitivity and saves the patient from the appearance of tooth deficiency.
Composite Lamina (Bonding) Application
Bonding, one of the aesthetic dentistry applications, has various advantages and disadvantages compared to other applications. Composite laminate, composite bonding, aesthetic filling; are other names for this process. When the detailed examination and the expectations of the patient are evaluated, compliance with this treatment arises. In this treatment, aesthetically developed composites with chameleon effect are applied to the tooth surface with strong binders. It can be applied without any abrasion on the teeth as required, or it can be applied after some contouring. It is a procedure that provides an aesthetic appearance by regulating the shape and color of the tooth without causing a harmful effect on the tooth surface. The quality of the material is an important factor. In addition, the dexterity and experience of the physician who will perform the application are important for the result. Composites that can provide opacity, transparency, color effects, and transparency are applied to the teeth with the layering technique.
In Which Situations Is Bonding Preferred?
Especially in the closure of interdental spaces (diastema)
In the treatment of large colored fillings in the front teeth
- Fractures and caries
- For increasing the length of the front teeth
- For contouring
- For the purpose of providing aesthetics in teeth with slight perpendicularity,
- For hard coloration and abrasions at the borders of the teeth and gums
- Antibiotics or it is applied on teeth that are colored or deformed due to fluorosis.
What are the Bonding Application Stages?
Gum health is important in the area to be treated. Blood, saliva, etc. that may come to the area during the procedure. body fluids adversely affect treatment success. First of all, these factors should be eliminated. There is no need for anesthesia during most procedures, it is applied without anesthesia. Special preparation steps such as silicone key are made in broken tooth treatments. Tooth erosion and contouring can be done if necessary. In most bonding processes, there is no erosion of the teeth. Isolation is provided with rubber dam or retraction ropes. Etching processes are performed to provide the desired retention of the tooth to the aesthetic composite material.
The surface is ready and composites are applied to the tooth with a layering system according to opacity, transparency and color temperature. The patient's expectation is regulated by the art of the physician. It is finalized using burs and discs. Factors such as the relationship with opposite teeth, tooth visibility are evaluated and the last step, special rubber discs, is polished. Maximum polished and shiny surface; It is crucial in the long-term success of the restoration. Well-polished Bonding restorations have high resistance to staining. The coloration of this shiny surface, which we try to imitate natural teeth, is very low.
What are the advantages of bonding?
- It is a great advantage to be completed in a single session.
- It cannot be distinguished from natural teeth in color.
- The response of well-polished composite laminates to coloration is the same as natural teeth.
- It can be re-polished for routine dentist checks and cleanings.
- Except for the anterior teeth with deep caries, the procedure is completed without the need for anesthesia.
- It is very fast and economical compared to restorations such as porcelain laminated.
- It has a structure suitable for repair and addition.
- It is a single-session solution for small crowds that do not require long-term treatment such as orthodontic treatment.
- Low strength compared to porcelain laminates can be considered as a disadvantage.
How long is the life of the bonding process?
It will be possible to use a bonding application made under ideal conditions in the same way for years. At this stage, care and attention of the person come to the fore. However, you should be aware that there will be a risk of fracture (in the same severity that can cause damage to the natural tooth) during use. The solution is easy, as it allows repair and can be fixed in a single session. Bonding prices are determined according to the area to be made and the number of teeth.
Does bonding teeth color?
After the composite laminate is made, the same level of color change occurs in the bonded tooth, as much as the color change occurs in other permanent teeth. The rate of staining is reduced with smoothing the tooth surfaces and a good polish. There is no coloring on smooth surfaces. Staining caused by food and drink containing coloring matter is completely removed.
Leaf porcelain is becoming more and more prominent among dental aesthetic applications; It is preferred with its aesthetics and ease of use.
Leaf porcelain "Porcelain Laminated", "Leaf tooth", "Porcelain laminate veneer", "Nail tooth" refer to the same method. In this article, I will give information about what is it, when it is applied, what are its advantages and disadvantages, who is it suitable for, how it is applied, how much is the leaf porcelain prices.
What is leaf porcelain laminate veneer treatment?
Increasing interest and demand for aesthetics; dentistry makes cosmetic treatments more prominent with each passing day. This method, in which aesthetics and function are provided together, is one of the most preferred treatments among aesthetic dentistry applications. It is especially applied to the anterior teeth of the eye for aesthetic purposes.
In some cases, it can be applied without any abrasion from the teeth. It is also called leaf porcelain as it can be worked up to a thickness of about 0.1mm. The philosophy of the treatment is that the tooth tissue is abraded as little as possible, even without touching some areas; to eliminate the aesthetic problem with a very good color and texture harmony. It is a very sensitive cosmetic treatment method. It differs from other treatments in many areas. Accordingly, leaf porcelain prices are more expensive than other crowning treatments.
Certain level of crowding
Proportional problems in teeth
- Deep staining or unwanted colored teeth
- Irregularities in the surface structure
Leaf porcelain can be removed with treatment. It has many advantages over other methods.
In which cases can porcelain laminates be applied?
To get the most accurate information on this subject, you need to have a detailed examination. If we usually count our application purposes;
- In front groups with deep coloration
- In curvature up to a certain level, in curvatures (not applied in serious crowding that requires orthodontic treatment)
- In teeth that are separated from each other
- In old, large but not removed enamel filled teeth
- Worn and broken teeth
- Teeth whitening that cannot be treated with Porcelain laminates are preferred in cases of discoloration caused by the use of antibiotics and excessive fluoride
- In teeth where cracks and irregularities on the tooth surface are common
- When the person is not satisfied with the form and shape of the teeth.
What are the Advantages of Porcelain Laminates?
- The biggest advantage is that there is no need for excessive reduction and abrasion on the teeth.
- Natural textures are preserved at the maximum level. Ceramic is prepared in a thin layer and its light transmittance and light reflection are very close to natural teeth.
- This is the golden key to aesthetics. It is more aesthetic than many non-ceramic treatment options.
- After treatment, a nail-width finish line on the tooth may be sufficient.
- Ceramics have high resistance to abrasion as material information.
- Chemical and mechanical clamping is provided after bonding with the adhesives used.
- During the preparation process without the need for anesthesia; measurement and temporary process can be completed. Tea coffee etc. on the pasted ceramics.
- It has a surface structure that does not allow coloring.
- With digital and other smile design planning systems, without any treatment on your teeth; You can see a demo of the final treatment in your mouth. And so it's easier for you to decide.
What are the disadvantages of Porcelain Laminates?
- It is a cosmetic treatment, aesthetically high and healthy results are obtained. However, the treatment price is higher than zirconium and porcelains.
- It is a technique that requires serious precision. For this reason, both the dentist and the technician require a careful and technical work in the laboratory under special magnifiers.
What are the application stages of Leaf Porcelain?
- After the treatment is decided, the teeth are prepared for laminate application and the impression is taken.
- Until the rehearsal session, temporaries to be used by the patient are applied.
- Teeth are designed according to the measurements, photographs and analyzes taken.
- Aesthetic expectation, color and smile are evaluated in rehearsal sessions.
- Laminates are adhered to the tooth surface by applying special adhesives.
- Final attunements are made and final photos are taken.
- The treatment is completed within an average of 5-10 days.