(a) Enameloplasty / odontoplasty
Odontoplasty is a cosmetic treatment option where the size and shape of an existing tooth is altered to improve the aesthetic contours of the tooth. Only the very surface of the tooth's enamel is reshaped in order to improve the tooth's appearance in a minimally invasive manner. This procedure is simple, fast and has dramatic aesthetic results in a single visit.
(b) White composite fillings (in front and back teeth)
Composite resin is a filling material designed for aesthetic dental restorations. Composite resin filling contains no metal and can be shaped to resemble a real tooth. A composite filling can restore the original strength as well as the natural appearance and colour of the tooth. Composite fillings are often used for filling dental cavities and for cosmetic bonding of front teeth, or for small-to-mid sized restorations of posterior teeth.
A "diastema" is a dental term referring to a space or gap between two teeth. Composite restorations are ideal for the closure of certain tooth diastemas without the need for big invasive prosthetic procedures.
Since composites are "bonded" in a cavity, the dentist can remove less tooth structure than would be needed for the time-old amalgam restoration. Furthermore, composite restorations provide good durability and resistance to fracture in teeth restorations that need to withstand moderate chewing pressure. At SMALTO dental clinic we often apply multiple fillings in a single visit for faster and more effective treatment, as well as for patient convenience.
(c) Composite / Porcelain Veneers
A dental veneer is a thin layer of restorative material placed over a tooth surface to improve the aesthetics of a tooth, or to protect a damaged tooth surface. Veneers are the most aesthetic solution for a variety of dental conditions involving the front teeth. Veneers are most often applied to correct discolorations, diastemas (spaces between teeth) or severely cracked, chipped, or crooked teeth. They are a desirable alternative to crowns since veneers allow for healthier tooth structure to be maintained. Veneers are made of porcelain or composite resins.
Composite veneers are an easy and quick solution (one or two office visits), suitable for cases that do not require extensive and demanding corrections of the front teeth. Selected shades of composite resin are applied directly to your teeth and carefully sculpted into the desired shape. This type of veneer does not normally require significant tooth reduction prior to placement however it may be difficult to improve severely crooked or dark teeth using this method. Composite veneers may require more maintenance over the years.
Porcelain Veneers consist of a thin, semi-translucent laminate of porcelain that is permanently bonded to your teeth. Dental Veneers are a great option as they are minimally invasive and require only a small amount of tooth reduction. Dental Veneers offer a more conservative approach than a Crown. These veneers can change the shape, color, length, or width of your teeth. Porcelain allows us to replicate the shade, edge translucency and surface texture of your natural teeth and achieve the most realistic and aesthetic results possible. The procedure often requires only two visits. Veneers can last indefinitely, depending on how well they are taken care of. They are also more resistant to stains and chipping than regular composite bonding.
(d) Full porcelain crowns (metal free)
With the advent of dental bonding technology, dental crowns can today be made purely of ceramic without the use of any metal. Porcelain allows us to replicate the shade, edge, translucency and surface texture of natural teeth and achieve the most realistic and aesthetic results possible. At Smalto Dental Implant Clinic we offer all types of all-ceramic crowns. We can select the appropriate type of all-ceramic crown according to your cosmetic needs.