The term aesthetic orthodontics means all those treatments which give our anterior teeth their natural shape and color. The great attention given to the aesthetic result does not ignore the functional aspect. Part of these procedures are also used to reconstruct posterior teeth.
Discover how we do the professional bleaching.
Dental bleaching is common and can be done at home or at the dental office. The Dentisti Vignato Clinic uses a technique to monitor the patient and immediately evaluate the result. Even though the gel used does not damage the enamel and is not toxic, it can cause a higher sensitivity to cold, as temporary side effect. The treatment is based on the amount of pigmentations to be removed and on the patient´s dental conditions: in order to obtain an efficient treatment, we need the orthodontist´s supervision. Before proceeding with the bleaching, we need to protect our gums with a specific paste. This will also avoid any possible pain. After the bleaching, we give our patients a whitening toothpaste to extend the whitening effect and keep it over time.
Dental bleaching is common and can be done at home or at the dental office. The Dentisti Vignato Clinic uses a technique to monitor the patient and immediately evaluate the result.
Even though the gel used does not damage the enamel and is not toxic, it can cause a higher sensitivity to cold, as temporary side effect. The treatment is based on the amount of pigmentations to be removed and on the patient´s dental conditions: in order to obtain an efficient treatment, we need the orthodontist´s supervision. Before proceeding with the bleaching, we need to protect our gums with a specific paste. This will also avoid any possible pain. After the bleaching, we give our patients a whitening toothpaste to extend the whitening effect and keep it over time.
Yes, it is important to first get a professional oral hygiene to evaluate the mouth condition and take care of possible cavities, if necessary. The bleaching acts on natural enamel, so it has no effect on exposed roots nor crowns and facets.
We suggest you do not take any extremely aggressive foods nor drinks for the first 48 hours. Infact, things like tea, red wine, liquorice, citrus fruits and vinegar can alter the enamel´s color. It is better not to smoke and to carry out an accurate domestic oral hygiene with regular professional oral hygiene sessions. We remind that the use of a whitening toothpaste improves the whitening effect of the therapy over time.
It is an orthodontic procedure which uses composite materials and allows us to reconstruct damaged tooth parts caused by cavities or traumas. It can be done on both anterior and posterior teeth. The materials used are defined composites. Thanks to their color and consistency, it is possible to reproduce the aspect of a tooth in a natural way. If used on anterior teeth, it is even possible to reconstruct damages involving 40% of the tooth. On posterior teeth, they are usually used to substitute old fillings, which became too dark for a dazzling smile.
The inlay is a therapy in-between a filling and a crown. It allows us to reconstruct very damaged teeth by using the healthy tissue of the tooth. It can be done before doing a crown, so that teeth remain vital.
Patients with old amalgam fillings often decide to substitute them because they are toxic and unaesthetic. For their substitution, it is possible to choose between some new materials on the market, such as zirconium or composite. The inlay is considered a filling to be done on molars and bicuspids when they are very damaged and cannot allow a traditional filling. It is first prepared in the lab, with the aid of a dental impression done on a tooth with dental drills. Inlays are divided into two categories: those covering the entire occlusal part of the tooth and those inside the tooth shape. They are a good solution in-between fillings and crowns.
Facets and aesthetic crowns take care of very damaged teeth by giving them their natural shape and color.
Facets are customised thin ceramic layers to be glued on the frontal part of the tooth with a micro invasive technique. They can obtain excellent results only in cases of: slightly uneven teeth, teeth presenting a slightly different color compared to the rest or fractured ones, or teeth in which the aesthetic filling does not guarantee a good result. They are not indicated on teeth with an excessive uneven shape or position, discoloured ones or devitalized ones because the small facet thickness is not able to conceal colors which are too dark.
Aesthetic crowns. They are made of ceramic or both ceramic and zirconium. They do not contain dark metals. They are used in very damaged or devitalized teeth, in very discoloured ones and in all those cases in which we want to reposition the tooth in its original position, without intervening orthodontically. In both cases, the porcelain naturalness allows us to extraordinarily imitate the natural tooth, assuring a perfect synthesis between aesthetics and harmony in shape.
Facets correct wrong dental positions without turning to more complex orthodontic treatments. They allow to solve severe beauty flaws, such as diastematic teeth, in a very short time. They can also modify tooth anomalies in length or width, while leaving neighboring teeth untouched.
Their thickness is usually between 0.3 and 0.7 mm., while their surface has to perfectly correspond to the one of the teeth on which they are applied. Their preparation and application are done by the orthodontist, together with the lab technician. They customize ceramics in respect of neighboring teeth.
Inserting a new crown requires only a few appointments. The most important step is inserting the temporary one because it allows the dentist to manage the gum quality, its position and shape for the correct positioning of the final tooth. The temporary one must reflect the final one and the gum must be completely rose-colored before proceeding with the insertion.
The crown insertion ends with cementation. If a final crown falls out, it means that it is inaccurate and has to be reinserted. Things are different for the temporary crown, since it can sometimes accidentally fall out because it is temporarily cemented.
The crown is a resistant product which does not require particular precautions. It should be treated like a natural tooth, so we should pay attention when biting foods or objects that could break it. As with natural teeth, we should avoid bad habits such as biting nails, chewing gums and opening bottle corks.
It has no age limits but, if we ignore its maintenance, it can face seepages or cracks which can make it unaesthetic.
Lingual orthodontic appliances enable most demanding patients to feel at ease during the treatment period. The initial phonetic difficulty, due to the interference between tongue and appliance, is usually overcome in a few adjustment days.
The enamel of the teeth inner surface is more resistant compared to the one on the outer surface, this is the reason why braces are applied internally, where the enamel is resistant to decalcification processes and cavities. This considerably decreases the risk of spotted teeth, like in cases of glue used for anchoring traditional external braces.
There are no counterindications. Lingual braces can be used by anyone and prevent the risk of injuries on lips and cheeks, especially during sport activities. After their insertion in the mouth, you might feel a slight irritation which can be healed with a mouthwash and you will feel comfortable again once mucous membranes have adapted. Moreover, lingual braces maintain a normal contact between lips, thus eliminating the obstruction of traditional braces.
Some patients present a consistent gingival recession in the teeth cervical area. The main causes are: wrong dental brushing, lack of oral hygiene and periodontitis. The consequences are: dentin hypersensitivity and deterioration of the general aesthetic aspect of the face. Gingival recession changes the proportion between the tooth and the gum, especially at incisor, canine and bicuspid level. It is therefore necessary to reconstruct the damaged part of the tooth with a composite material. At this point, micro surgery is needed to graft the connective tissue which reconstructs the gum and covers the dental root, thus protecting sensitive teeth.
It is an alloy of mercury and metals like silver, tin and copper which in the past was used to perform dental fillings. Nowadays, because of its proved toxicity, it is no longer used in orthodontics. Our dentists have last used it 10 years ago.