Aesthetic Dentistry

Aesthetic Dentistry consists of the art and science of Dentistry. Aesthetic is the branch of philosophy that explores the creation and appreciation of beauty through critical analysis and reflection. It is a general term that gives the correct reasoning of something objectively nice and beautiful. Though it is very difficult to define something like that because the perception of nice is very often subjective. From ancient times till now every single person seeks for nice and desires beauty.

Aesthetic Dentistry tries to give another viewpoint of Dentistry by treating every patient as a full mouth case, not only by repairing teeth damages but also by remaking his smile at the same time.

The simultaneous application of technical and artistic skills enables a practitioner to achieve outstanding aesthetic and functional results. To practice successful aesthetic dentistry, the dental team must understand the relevant principles, notably those of smile design, and be aware of the different inter-disciplinary treatment modalities that are available. They should also possess an intimate knowledge of the different aesthetic materials available, their clinical indications, all the new techniques, all sort of different methods of treatments and their clinical limitations too.

The last few years Dentistry tends to be divided in many different fields. A lot of people misunderstand the specialties and their real goals. One example is that the patients get confused by the terms Aesthetic Dentistry and Cosmetic Dentistry. They often believe that they are the same. That is not true ! These are completely different.

Aesthetic Dentistry is supposed to give a very natural but really nice result, whereas Cosmetic Dentistry produces big teeth, monochromatic ones, very symmetrical and quite unrealistic. The result of Cosmetic Dentistry is the very popular too white and bright Hollywood Smile. The universal trend is not Hollywood Smile anymore, but the natural result of the Aesthetic Dentistry.

Aesthetic and Cosmetic Dentistry treat successfully the following cases :

  • yellowish teeth
  • gaps in between the teeth
  • orthodontic problems
  • unshaped / misshapen teeth
  • broken / cracked teeth

Services and techniques that can be used are :

  • Whitening
  • Bonding
  • White composite fillings
  • Resin or Porcelain Inlays & Onlays
  • Direct Veneers
  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Invisalign Aligners for orthodontic treatments

Aesthetic Dentistry is suitable for everybody. Some years ago it was believed that a nice, white smile was essential for people doing career in showbiz. Nowadays everybody deserves a beautiful bright smile.

The importance of dental aesthetics is strongly related to psychology. It is not only a belief but there is also scientific evidence that individuals who are beautiful are happier, have more “sex appeal’ and are more confident, friendly, popular, appear more intelligent and end up more successful than their less attractive peers.

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