There are contingencies when something may go wrong. For example, a splitting piece of the anterior tooth may not only ruin the mood, but may also prevent you from smiling openly. And it doesn't matter why it happened anymore. What's important is to find a way to make it right now.
Modern dentistry options make it easy to cope with such a task. In some cases, it will only take a few hours to visit a specialist. And after your visit, no one will even notice that something has happened to you.
Artistic restoration is the anatomically correct restoration of a tooth while preserving all its aesthetic and functional properties.
This restoration is also called "aesthetic" or "cosmetic" because the ultimate goal is to achieve high tooth aesthetics. The restoration method achieves restoration of both tooth shape and tooth color, with restored teeth that are no different from healthy teeth.
The procedure is completely painless and anesthesia can be used if the teeth are sensitive.
Indications for aesthetic restoration of teeth:
- Tooth decay on most of the tooth surface
- tooth cracks
- Uneven tooth shape
- Chipping of a tooth part or destruction of more than half a tooth
- Enamel defects
Two methods can be used in the art restoration of teeth: direct and indirect.
The direct method of restoration of teeth.
For direct restorations, light-curing composites (photopolymers) or glass fibre cement are used. Restoration of the tooth is carried out directly in the oral cavity of the patient.
The undisputed advantage of this method is that the restoration is carried out in a single visit to the dentist. If necessary, in standard cases, several teeth can be restored in one day - the restoration of one tooth can take from 15 minutes to one hour (depending on the complexity of the case).
Indirect method of restoration of teeth.
Indirect restoration of teeth is done with veneers.
Veneers are thin ceramic plates that are manufactured in a dental laboratory and serve as a replacement for the tooth layer. Unlike crowns, veneers do not cover the entire tooth, but only the front of the tooth.
Such restoration is performed in several stages:
- we make a model of a future smile.
- preparation for veneers - if necessary, treatment is performed, the tooth is filled according to indications
- teeth scan
- veneer making
- veneer installation
Tooth restoration with veneers is effective when the tooth surface is uneven or the color is not suitable, when other methods such as whitening are not allowed.
Thanks to veneers, a perfect smile can be restored, but this method cannot be used when the bite is wrong, in extreme sports (such as boxing) or when there are no chewing teeth.
If necessary, veneers can be combined with crowns - when veneers are placed on some teeth and on other crowns, but it is important that they are made of the same material.
If your tooth breaks off or you are faced with other issues where artistic restoration of a tooth is required - know that modern medicine can easily solve this issue.
If you still have questions, we will be happy to help you get all the answers.