The specifics of direct art restoration of teeth
Aesthetic dentistry solves many problems in achieving a delightful smile. One of the techniques related to art restoration of teeth is artistic restoration. In general, the restoration of the tooth is to restore its original anatomical shape, shade, structure and other parameters. As a result, the restored tooth becomes indistinguishable from the adjacent healthy teeth. Art restoration of teeth is usually divided into direct and indirect.
Differences in the types of art restoration
With direct artistic restoration, tooth modeling and restoration of its destroyed parts is carried out by a dentist directly in the patient’s mouth. In this case, light curing restoration material (photopolymer or glass ionomer) is used. In the case of indirect restoration, a special treatment of the patient’s teeth is carried out, a cast is taken and laboratory manufacturing of the restored restoration part is made from ceramics.
The possibilities of direct art restoration
Using modern equipment and restoration materials, as well as their experience and artistic taste, dentists using direct art restoration can:
restore the shape and aesthetics of the tooth;
change tooth color;
correct the shape of the tooth or dentition;
fix the location of the tooth in the dentition;
close the interdental spaces (tremas or diastema).
In this case, the dentist must have the abilities of an artist-restorer, in order to increase the tooth using the special technology of layer-by-layer application of the material, absolutely repeating its natural structure. The result of the work is impeccable artistic restoration of the teeth, photos taken before and after the procedure clearly demonstrate the undeniable advantages of this method.
The benefits of direct art restoration
First of all, the advantages of direct artistic restoration of teeth include minimal removal of tissues. Sometimes it’s enough just to slightly correct the shape of a certain tooth so that the patient’s smile becomes beautiful and natural. The indisputable advantage of the method is its reliability – thanks to nano-technologies, the restoration result is preserved for many years. In addition, with direct art restoration, fewer visits to the dentist and funds are required than with indirect.
It is also possible to restore a lost tooth without total processing of the neighboring ones, using fiberglass tape or a beam using adhesive technology. To do this, small recesses are made on the chewing surface of adjacent teeth from the side of the oral cavity. They have a special reinforcing tape (beam) made of fiberglass. After treatment with adhesives, this tape (beam) gains the strength of the metal, and an artificial tooth is built on it.
Stem cells today are very successfully used in almost all branches of medicine. Are they applicable in dentistry? It turns out that more than this is applicable, it was in dentistry that they have demonstrated their effectiveness.
Thus, the use of stem cells has opened up new opportunities for the treatment of periodontitis (a widespread gum disease in which there is a high risk of tooth loss due to impaired tissue trophism). A drug developed on the basis of stem cells has been successfully used in dental practice for several years. The results obtained allow us to talk about the effectiveness and uniqueness of this technology. This technique is absolutely safe – stem cells are not rejected by the body and do not cause any allergic reactions.
Unique stem cells activate protein synthesis and regeneration of bone tissue and periodontium, stimulate the release of growth factors. In addition, there is an activation of immune processes, which is an important factor in the treatment of this disease. Combined therapy using a drug based on stem cells leads to the rapid restoration of damaged tissues, which allows to achieve a stable treatment result.
The potential of this treatment method is obvious: there is no periodontitis – there is no physical suffering and aesthetic, prosthetics of the lower teeth (which are just very prone to the development of periodontitis) will not be needed.
Today, a healthy smile of natural color is in fashion. How to keep teeth in perfect condition if cracks and chips inevitably appear on them over time?
Especially for the correction of such unpleasant defects, several effective methods have been developed. To give a tooth a beautiful even shape and keep its root alive, you can use special ceramic pads (veneers). Before installing them, the front surface of the tooth is prepared in a special way. Then the shade of the veneer and the material with which it is attached to the tooth are selected. The plate is attached to the tooth using the latest composite materials. The result of the work looks very natural, due to the fact that the ceramic material accurately reproduces the color and natural translucency of the enamel.