7 Ways To Get The Perfect Smile
The eyes, they say, are the mirror of the soul while a healthy denture is equivalent to a passport to success. A bright smile enhances self-confidence and completes in the best way an impressive appearance. Many teeth have imperfections. Take care of those around you and you will see it. With the advancement of Dentistry there is a solution in almost all cases.
The eyes, they say, are the mirror of the soul while a healthy denture is equivalent to a passport to success.
A bright smile enhances self-confidence and completes in the best way an impressive appearance.
Many teeth have imperfections. Take care of those around you and you will see it. Sometimes these defects are due to acquired causes, other times they are hereditary. With the advancement of Dentistry there is a solution in almost all cases.
A few years ago no one could have imagined that we could intervene in imperfections anywhere on our body and correct them, so that in the end it does not seem that intervention has taken place. Much more when it came to teeth.
Tooth decay can be due to purely acquired causes, but it can also be hereditary.
Acquired causes are those that occur in the course of a person’s life (therapeutic-aesthetic), while hereditary , what he inherits as a denture (enamel quality – tooth arrangement – tooth color).
Fortunately, the science of dentistry today is so advanced that it allows us to intervene and correct almost all the dental imperfections that a mouth can have. And in fact painlessly and at times that meet the needs of modern man, with long-term therapeutic and aesthetic results provided that specialized dentists work closely with each other.
So everyone can have a healthy mouth, a beautiful smile. Either by maintaining the natural color of his teeth or by intervening dentally to obtain whiter teeth.
When there is proper rehabilitation planning, then dental treatment is combined with aesthetics and the result is essentially a lifting of the mouth.
It is certain that modern dental materials (composite resins and porcelains) allow long-term therapeutic and aesthetic results, as long as the dental intervention is such that ensures the maximum of therapeutic and aesthetic restoration.
And of course always in relation to the proper maintenance of the mouth, which is daily brushing, flossing and the six-month preventive re-examination. Then we can be sure that for many years there will be no therapeutic and aesthetic problems.
The ugly smile may be due
On teeth: sparse, small, bicolor, denervated, decayed, old, crooked fillings, abrasive teeth.
In gingivitis (gingivitis – periodontitis)
In gums that cover the teeth (gum smile) or even problems with prognathism
Teeth missing after extractions or teeth that have never erupted or new teeth (baby teeth) along with normal teeth.
On teeth with many pigments – yellow or dark teeth.
Lack of maintenance with the necessary check up every 6 months at the dentist and with the daily care of the teeth at home.
The ugly smile is treated
What is Teeth Lifting?
It is the most modern dental application which, thanks to the combination of the art of the dentist and the dental development (composite resins), restores any defects of the teeth to such an extent that one can not suspect what the teeth were like before that.
Specifically, each tooth is regenerated and reconstructed separately in a harmonious relationship with all the other teeth, either in the natural color of the teeth or by changing the color and creating a permanent white smile, a perfect denture.
In which cases does it apply?
- In sparse teeth we can join them
- In small ones, we can make them bigger
- In two-tone or denervated to restore them to their original color
- In teeth with many fillings
- In discoloration of the teeth
- In crooked teeth when we have ruled out the most appropriate treatment, braces
- In teeth with abrasions
Is rehabilitation painful?
Restoration is completely painless and is usually done without any grinding of the teeth, without anesthesia.
How many visits will it take?
As long as there are no therapeutic problems an appointment 2 to 2 1/2 hours for 8-10 teeth of the upper jaw and a second appointment the next day for 8-10 teeth of the lower jaw.
Can I Have Problems With My Teeth After Tooth Lifting?
NO: Because the restoration is in complete anatomy in each tooth separately and the resins are the same material that we use for the filling of our teeth, that is, for purely therapeutic reasons for many years.
It is simply the talent of the dentist that enables him to use this modern treatment material for aesthetic reasons.
Will my teeth look natural?
Of course yes. Those who meet you every day will notice an indefinite change and those who first meet you will admire your beautiful, bright and healthy smile.
Do I need to be more careful after tooth lifting?
As before restoration, you should not use your teeth as cutting tools.
Is the result permanent?
The result is permanent whether it concerns the natural color of the teeth or a white smile.
Do I have to do anything different to maintain my teeth than I did before?
NO For the long-term maintenance of the aesthetic result and the health of your teeth, you must do what you did before.
That is, the teeth should be brushed daily morning and evening, floss should be used and a preventive check should be observed every 6 months in which the gums are cleaned, polished, the tooth pigments are removed, fluoridation.
Is a beautiful smile very important?
Yes. Official research in America states that:
92% of adults agree that an attractive smile plays an important role in communication
85% say they remember someone with a beautiful smile
85% agree that a person with a bad smile is less attractive on the other side
75% agree that a bad smile can reduce the chances of professional success.
b. With the treatment of gingivitis – periodontitis – correction of gingival smile
The tissues that surround the teeth either from bad brushing or from lack of check-up every six months, or from other diseases of the body that secondary to gum problems in the form of inflammation. E.g. Pregnancy is a very pleasant situation for every woman, and yet during pregnancy the great hormonal change in the body most often creates secondary gingivitis which, if not taken care of by the specialist dentist (periodontist) with continuous cleaning, also results in bad breath.
Chronic gingivitis can become periodontitis where we also have mobility in the teeth – loss of teeth from support.
Every person should be aware from an early age that daily proper brushing – the thread – and every six months must check up that includes in addition to the diagnosis and a complete oral maintenance is necessary not only for the long-term health of teeth and tissues but also for human health in general.
So dental treatment should be done to stop the phenomenon of bad breath and not just use mouthwashes or other commercial preparations to actually cover a health problem. These come in addition after the doctor has treated and the causes have been removed, to keep the area as sterile as possible to achieve tissue healing faster.
Many times the periodontist intervenes and corrects the gum line (gum plastic) to achieve a better therapeutic and aesthetic result.
c. With the treatment of prognathism – crooked teeth
When since childhood there has not been adequate attention for the proper development of jaws and eruption of teeth with the help of orthodontics, then the adult has to deal with problems not only crooked teeth but also prognosis.
In these cases, in order to correct the problem, the close cooperation of an orthodontist and an orthodontist is required and, depending on the case, surgery.
d. With the restoration of tooth deficiencies – extractions
Treatments are by prosthetists and orthodontists or periodontists, in collaboration with implant rehabilitation.
Prosthetics for restorations with porcelain prostheses.
Porcelain additives have a completely natural color, stability and complete anatomy when applied by specialists, and can be, depending on the case, either all-ceramic (without any metal or porcelain) or porcelain with metal inside.
Precious metals are preferred.
e. With the restoration of new teeth with normal in adults
If there is a normal tooth under the new teeth and it has not erupted, in these cases the new tooth is removed and the orthodontist (lowers) the normal tooth in place. In case the tooth does not erupt with the help of the orthodontic mechanism, it is removed by the orthodontist and restored either with an implant or with a porcelain bridge.
Lifting with resin in an appointment and restoration of the tooth or new teeth so that they look like our normal teeth can be done only if the tooth has no mobility and as the next conservative stage until the restoration is finally treated with orthodontics and orthodontist.
f. By changing the color of teeth: yellow, dark, with pigments
If we want to permanently deal with the problem of discolored teeth except for the whitening which has a limited duration, and if our teeth after the removal of the pigments that must be done every 6 months together with the cleaning of the teeth do not have natural white color, then tooth lifting is necessary.
The lifting of teeth, apart from the resin veneers that make 10 teeth in a 2-hour appointment painless with a permanent result by the specialist cosmetic dentists, can also be done with porcelain veneers in ten days because the dentist intervenes, after grinding the teeth for preparation of porcelain veneers.
Porcelain veneers have the advantage of color stability, completely natural result, complete anatomy when applied by specialists, and the disadvantage of much higher cost due to the intervention of a craftsman, definitely grinding the teeth for their application and in case of breakage they are not restored in an appointment.
Resin veneers have the advantage that their placement is painless (almost no grinding), permanent effect, never detaches, application time 2 hours for the upper jaw 2 hours for the lower jaw, completely natural smile, complete anatomy when applied by specialists, and rehabilitation at an appointment still in a tooth fracture.
Due to the fact that the craftsman does not intervene lower cost.
Disadvantage after some years can change color by 1 or 2 tones depending on the patient’s eating habits.
g. With the care of the teeth at home
The younger the age at which the person approaches the dentist, the more excellent oral health is achieved, and the lack of fear and anxiety towards the dentist.
The basis for a good oral hygiene program and is the right brushing. For a good brushing effect, the toothbrush should be replaced when the bristles open and this replacement frequency is about 3 months.
At the same time, the correct oral hygiene instructions must be followed, which the dentist takes care to show to his patient and are the following:
Hold the toothbrush by placing the bristles at an angle of about 45 degrees and towards the gum line by performing a small circular motion so that food debris is removed from the gum-tooth border.
We start from left to right brushing from the molars back to forward.
In the upper jaw we have 3 tooth surfaces to brush. One from the outside to the cheeks and lips, one from the inside and the chewing surface. And on the inner surface of the teeth (towards the palate) again the position of the toothbrush in relation to the gums should be at an angle of 45 degrees. As for the chewing surfaces, the toothbrush is vertical.
After we complete the upper jaw here with the same technique we have to brush 3 tooth surfaces. From outside to inside and from above. Particular care should be taken with the lower front teeth towards the inner surface where the tongue rests and where there is a greater concentration of saliva.
We must not forget the language. Brushing the tongue while brushing the teeth removes the bacteria that accumulate in the nipple of the tongue. This also avoids bad breath.
Brush by placing the toothbrush as far back as possible at the base of the tongue so that there is no tendency to vomit and bring it forward at least 6-7 times.
It is very important to make a mechanical habit the way of brushing and not to forget any tooth surface, to follow exactly the same brushing order from left to right, measuring the tooth surfaces 3 up and 3 down and having the feeling of brushing of the gums without forgetting at the same time the rest of the dental surface.
This should be done diligently morning and night and each brushing should last at least 2 minutes. At the same time, after the complete brushing, we complete the oral care with a thread.
No matter how well we brush, it is impossible to clean the teeth at the point of contact with the other teeth as well as in the interdental nipples.
We use a large piece of thread and wrap it almost completely tightly around the middle finger of one hand. Do the same on the other middle finger of the hand so that we stabilize the thread in both our hands and control it completely.
Hold the thread with the thumbs and index fingers of each hand at a distance of about 5 cm.
Place the floss between the teeth, taking care to raise and lower it carefully (so as not to injure the gums at the point between the teeth that is visible to the outer surface of the teeth). We do this carefully so that essentially a C-shaped shape is formed in the floss, sometimes towards one surface of the tooth and sometimes towards the other surface of the tooth that is in contact. That is, we essentially lower the floss low to the root of the tooth, avoiding injuring the gums.
After carefully cleaning the surfaces of the teeth that are in contact, we proceed to the next ones by winding the floss that we use in the middle finger that has the smallest amount of floss and unrolling from the other so that we always have a clean floss and firmly stretched between the hands for the best handling. This is repeated until all interdental contacts are complete (there are special “slingshot” fittings that the floss can accept for easier use).
Toothpaste helps remove pigments to create a fresher mouth as it may also contain therapeutic agents such as fluoride or ingredients to combat tooth sensitivity.
They are given only under the instructions of the treating dentist and for a specific frequency and use. They do not in any way replace regular dental check-ups and cleaning and proper oral care at home.