What are implants?
Dental implants can be thought of as artificial roots for the tooth made from titanium cylinders that are surgıcally placed into the jawbone in a case of a missing tooth below the gums. When an implanted is placed into the mouth, bonding with the natural bone structure to allowing the dentist for the teeth replacement that will be placed on top of them. The main purpose of a dental implant is to achieve a healthy, natural look with the teeth.
How Do Dental İmplants Work?
Teeth have great importance both functionally and aesthetically since they enable eating and create a beautiful and charming smile. In the case of a lost tooth for various reasons, dental implants provide a wonderful opportunity to replace a single missing tooth or several missing teeth. In this procedure, firstly, titanium screws are fused into the jawbone providing a stable support system for the artificial teeth. Then the required replacement parts are implanted, such as a bridge, crown, or denture, which are supported by these titanium screws. Therefore, the teeth function normally as before and the patient acquires an aesthetic appearance.
Who Can Benefit from the use of Dental Implants?
People with tooth deficiency experience many functional and aesthetic problems. In the absence of teeth, effective chewing cannot be performed. Since tooth loss causes the bite to change; It may cause problems in the jaw joint. Besides, due to the aesthetic problems and speech disorders that may occur, people’s self-confidence may also be affected. Implants; It is an ideal option for good oral health in people who have lost their teeth due to periodontal disease, caries, trauma, or any other reason. In the areas where teeth are missing, melting occurs in the jawbone over time. The application of the implant after tooth extraction significantly reduces this melting amount. It is a more protective application than traditional bridges since it does not receive support from neighboring teeth. In cases where the last teeth are missing in the jaws, when a fixed prosthesis (such as a crown or bridge) cannot be made, when a removable prosthesis is not preferred, or when the jawbone becomes obscured in completely edentulous mouths, the use of total prosthesis is difficult and implants to prevent the prosthesis from playing in the mouth. is implemented.
What are dental crowns?
A crown is expressed as “the part of the tooth visible from the outside”. The upper part of the tooth; is a treatment method applied to regain the lost visual and functional qualities on the surface of the mouth, which is the first part that comes into contact with food. Crown coating, which is applied as a tooth coating method in dentistry, has a very durable structure. Since it is resistant to high rates of bite pressures, it compares with the results closest to the original teeth in terms of functional properties.
How are dental crowns implemented?
Problems such as breaking and deformation of the protective enamel layer on the tooth due to various impacts, a decrease in the chewing function can be reasons for the implementation of the crown. In such cases, the artificial structures created in certain molds depending on the measurements taken by the dental technicians are applied to the problematic area. The artificially obtained crown is placed in the patient’s mouth and permanently attached after adjusting the chewing and speaking functions. To attach the crown to the relevant part of the tooth, the tooth is incised. Making the incision is to ensure that the teeth to be coated with the natural teeth are the same and to protect the naturalness in terms of appearance. During the procedure, the patient will not feel any pain or ache. It should be noted that the patient did not show any signs of discomfort while the procedure was performed in the locally anesthetized area.
What are the Advantages of Crown Coating?
– Crown coating materials offer a natural appearance.
– Crown coatings are very durable
– They blend well with the gums.
– Does not cause allergic reactions
Who can benefit from the application of crowns?
Crowns are used to prevent the breaking of weak teeth, as a superstructure of the dental implant, to cover the broken, deformed, or discolored teeth. It has a structure that will fully support the daily life functions of the crown coating application applied with advanced techniques.
What are Dental Bridges?
Bridge application, which is a treatment method for tooth loss in the mouth, is a treatment method applied by taking support from other teeth in the area where the tooth cavity or loss of teeth is located. Fully functional use of teeth is one of the factors that can directly increase the quality of daily life. In this respect, a dentist should be consulted for possible deficiencies and problems and the solution.
What are the advantages of dental Bridges?
Long lifetime: With good oral hygiene, they can usually stay in the mouth for 10 to 20 years.
Short treatment time: If the area to be fixed prosthesis is suitable, your new teeth can be prepared within a week.
Natural and aesthetic appearance: The bridge replaces your missing teeth and offers a natural and aesthetic appearance.
Treatment Success: These treatments are one of the simplest and most successful treatments in dental practices.
Comfortable Use: Dental bridges eliminate aesthetics, chewing, and speech disorders and problems caused by missing teeth and are very comfortable treatments for the patient.
Teeth whitening is the process of bleaching the teeth according to the previous tone by removing the stains that penetrate the structure of the teeth (enamel and dentin layer) for various reasons. The natural colors of the teeth darken over time. The discolorations on the teeth can be removed by cleaning and polishing the tartar. However, it is possible to remove the discolorations that cannot be removed in this way or to lighten the tooth’s own color a few more tones. The teeth whitening method, which is a more protective method, is applied and at the end of this process, the teeth can be opened up to eight to ten tons depending on the condition.
How Long Does Whitening Keep Its Effect?
After bleaching, the color of the teeth does not return to its original color, but some discoloration occurs between 6 months and up to two years. This coloration differs according to nutritional habits. 6 months after bleaching, a checkup is recommended and if necessary, tartar cleaning, polishing, and once home whitening can be applied.
What is Smile Design?
Smile design is the application for obtaining a natural and aesthetic appearance of teeth and gums, which have deteriorated aesthetically for any reason, by considering both the facial shapes and the needs of the patient. Every person laughs differently and it is possible to say that everyone has a unique smile. Reflecting the mood of the person, laughing is also among the indicators that have significant effects on mood. Thanks to the studies in the field of aesthetic dentistry, anyone who has problems with their teeth and gums can have a more pleasant and aesthetic smile.
What are the advantages of Smile Design?
Every patient has an aesthetic smile after the applications made within the smile design. A significant improvement occurs in the tooth structure. Besides, the harmony of the teeth with the lips and face is ensured. Of course, it can be said that the teeth have gained a brighter and more vibrant structure. In addition to these, the person gains various advantages in terms of both dental and oral health. In fact, with the regular care that should be done after the smile design, the person becomes the habit of dental and oral care. One of the most important factors in smile design is age. Besides, it also holds an important position that the dentist who will operate is an expert in his field and remains in contact with the patient to meet the patient’s expectations during the procedures.
What processes does smile design involve?
Since the aesthetic needs of each patient will be different, the procedures to be performed are determined individually. While determining these procedures, the patient’s facial features, gender, age, and expectations are taken into account.
First of all, existing decayed teeth and gum diseases are treated, dental cleaning procedures are applied. Afterward, procedures are determined according to the needs of the patients and applied further for the best-customized design.
What is Tooth Extraction?
Tooth extraction is the name given to the surgical removal of the tooth from its socket in the bone, which is performed by a dentist or oral surgeon as an outpatient procedure performed relatively quickly with local, general, intravenous anesthesia, or a combination. Simple tooth extraction is the name given to the technique used to extract the teeth that appear in the mouth while the patient is under the influence of local anesthesia.
Why tooth extractions may be needed?
In some cases, tooth extraction may be necessary for individuals and it may be required for multiple reasons. The most common of these reasons is that teeth are damaged beyond repair due to trauma or decay. Besides, dentists may consider extraction suitable for preparation in the mouth, especially in cases requiring orthodontic treatment with a large number of teeth that do not fully fit in the jaw. Again, in similar cases, embedded tooth extraction intervention can be performed for teeth that have not grown on the gum, or for 20-year-old teeth. If tooth decay or damage has spread to the tooth pulp, the core of nerves, and blood vessels in the tooth, bacteria in the mouth can enter here and cause infection. This can usually be corrected with root canal treatment, but if the infection is very severe and antibiotics or root canal treatment is not sufficient, tooth extraction may be required to prevent the spread of the infection. In a similar situation, if the immune system is at risk due to chemotherapy or organ transplantation due to another medical complication, even the risk of infection in the tooth may be sufficient reason to pull the tooth. Periodontal Disease. If the teeth are loosened due to periodontal disease, that is, gum disease, which is an infection of the tissues and bones surrounding and supporting the teeth, it may be necessary to remove one or more teeth.
What are Dental Fillings?
Dental fillings are a method applied to teeth that are decayed, broken, or cracked. For the decayed teeth to fulfill their functions, the teeth are restored with various processes and substances. A dental filling is a widely used application since the past. This method, which is applied without waiting and wasting time, prevents the loss of the tooth completely.
Who Can Have Dental Filling?
-In tooth decays,
-Cracked tooth repair,
-The most filling is applied to these problems.
Are Dental Fillings Painful?
A filling can be divided into simple and process-requiring. Local anesthesia is usually used in filling. In teeth that need root canal treatment, anesthesia is performed at several points. No pain is felt during the procedure.
What is Root Canal treatment?
The part we call pulp is the space in the middle of the tooth, which is located under the enamel and dentin layer. The portion of this space at the crown of the tooth is called the pulp chamber. This gap, which continues along the root of the tooth, becomes a small channel by narrowing and is called the root canal. Molars are located in the posterior part of the mouth and usually have two or three roots. Other teeth have a root. In teeth with more than one root, each root has its channel; each root canal ends with a small hole at the root end. The pulp chamber and root canals contain living tissues called the pulp, where vessels and nerves are extending into the jawbone that divides into branches. These veins and nerves nourish the pulp through the bloodstream and protect it against infection. Although the pulp is misunderstood as nerves; nerves are just a part of the living tissues that make up the pulp. Bacteria are the cause of the infection in the pulp. The bacteria move towards the pulp through tooth decay or fracture, the bacterial invasion first begins in the pulp chamber and washes the defenses. It then proceeds along the root canal and completely damages the pulp.
Due to its white color, light transmittance, and durability, having aesthetic prosthesis treatment in dental treatments, it is a revolutionary type of coating after metal over porcelain in dentistry. Zirconium crowns are a white-colored substance used in tooth coating. Instead of pure mineral form, it is converted into zirconium ceramic material and mixed. Zirconium tooth coating provides a more natural appearance compared to metal-supported crowns.
What are its advantages of Zirconium Crowns?
– Zirconium tooth coating provides a natural appearance and is not very obvious because its light transmittance is very close to our natural tooth.
– Compatibility with gums is very good compared to traditional porcelain over metal. While porcelain over metal can cause a purplish appearance on the gums, this is not the case with zirconium.
– Zirconium tooth coating may be preferred, as it will provide you with the closest view to natural teeth, especially when you have your anterior teeth.
– It is more biologically compatible. Some of our patients may experience allergies to metal-based porcelain coatings. In such cases, zirconium veneers should be the first choice.
– Less tooth tissue is cut from the tooth to be made out of zirconium. Because, in traditional porcelain over metal, the tooth tissue is cut more to reduce the grayish appearance that will be reflected from the metal and to provide a more natural appearance.
– Since fewer cuts are made on the teeth to be aesthetically veneered, it is also expected to be less hot and cold sensitivity.
– If a single tooth is to be plated, it is more appropriate to make zirconium teeth because it cannot be distinguished due to their similarity to natural teeth.
What are Porcelain Crowns?
The process of covering the teeth of a person with tooth-shaped materials to protect the teeth that suffer from excessive material loss for many reasons is called a porcelain crown.
In which situations are porcelain crowns applied?
When the person wants to change the form and color of the teeth for reasons such as dental aesthetics, a porcelain crown can be applied. Besides, porcelain crowns can be applied to protect the teeth of people with excessive loss of substance in their teeth and if there is less dental tissue due to root canal treatment. Apart from this, if the porcelain coatings made before need to be changed, then porcelain crown application can be made. Dental porcelains; It is used to create a beautiful and natural tooth shape for porcelain crowns. Porcelain visually resembles natural teeth. However, although they resemble natural teeth, one technique may be more suitable than another technique by evaluating according to the needs and wishes of the person.
What is E-max?
E-max means maximum aesthetics. It can be called
the best coating in terms of aesthetics. It is more sensitive than zirconium or
metal coatings. Therefore, it is not applied to all areas. However, this
application is a unique opportunity for people with aesthetic concerns.
What are some advantages of E-max?
One of the most beneficial aspects is that it has an aesthetic appearance. On the other hand, since it does not contain metal, it does not cause an allergic reaction.
The formation of a purplish color on the gums and the edges of the teeth is not encountered. Another feature is that it does not damage the tooth structure. Its ingredients are among the most compatible with teeth. Since it has a light transmission, there is no matte appearance. Furthermore, there are a variety of color options. Its outer structure is slippery and smooth. It minimizes tooth sensitivity.
Who Is E-max Porcelain Applied?
This procedure is beneficial for visuality rather than decayed and broken teeth. Precisely, the rate of application on the front teeth is high. E-max porcelain is one of the most frequently used methods in deformed teeth and visual tooth series that disturb the patient.
What is Lamina?
Laminas are very fine porcelains mainly used for the front teeth. Porcelains, whose physical structures are strengthened, are made very thin by this means. Within a more conservative approach in dentistry, restorative extraction that requires less tissue that needs to be filed down. Porcelain laminates are annotated procedures that require little or no preparation on the tooth. Positive results are obtained due to the color permeability of porcelain laminates bonded with special adhesives. In this way, it is among the commonly used restorative options. Observing highly sensitive techniques, very thin laminas fit very well with the tooth and surrounding tissues.
When are porcelain laminates preferred?
Porcelain laminates are the most aesthetic solution to close the gaps between teeth. Especially in people who are not satisfied with the color of their teeth, porcelain or lamina may be preferred if teeth whitening cannot be obtained. In these cases, porcelain laminates are an alternative treatment to gain an aesthetic appearance. Porcelain lamina may be preferred to correct the deteriorated color and structure of teeth and old fillings that have lost material due to fractures. The wear on the teeth is a factor that affects the facial expression of the person. If the vertical size of the tooth decreases, facial collapse occurs. Therefore, the vertical dimension of the tooth is restored by using porcelain lamina. The treatment gives excellent results, especially on the front teeth.
What are the advantages of Laminas?
Less intervention on teeth is one of the best advantages of laminates. Thanks to this, the shortening of the working time causes the patients to relax. Apart from this, it is seen as more conservative treatment in dentistry due to the minimum intervention.
Another advantage is that it is close to natural teeth due to its light transmittance. Therefore, it becomes easier to get a natural look. There are also color options. It provides a perfect fit where teeth and gums meet. Reflection at the edge of the gingival that occurs in metal-supported porcelain bridges is not to be seen with laminas. Besides, since there are no separate sessions such as the metal rehearsal, polish, zirconium, infrastructure rehearsal, it is an application that takes a shorter treatment time. The rehearsal of lamina porcelain is completed in a polished form.