Nowadays, many people talk about cosmetic dentistry. What does this mean, what is new for the patient with this “cosmetic dentistry”?
What is the history of the term “esthetic”? The word “aesthetics” comes from the ancient Greek “aesthetikos”, which means “feeling or sensory perception”. Today, aesthetics is defined as a philosophical teaching about the essence and forms of beauty in art, in nature and in life, in medicine in general and in dentistry in particular.
The term cosmetic dentistry emerged at the end of the last century, when this field of medicine was armed with specialized chemical compounds, high-strength polymers and color stability, allowing the restoration of the form and function of the tooth while maintaining its natural color. In the early 1990s, this sounded like science fiction: fillings in teeth that were indistinguishable in color from the natural tooth because the restorative materials available at the time were very different in color from real teeth and were not pleasing to the eye.
The color of the restoration is very important, but there are other components of a perfect and aesthetic tooth restoration – the shape. Photopolymers, as modern light-cured restorative materials are called today, can actually remain malleable much longer than previous generations of materials. This is because they contain special components that trigger the “light-induced” polymerization reaction of the material, namely a high-intensity blue light beam. Thus, the dentist becomes a sculptor who can spend a long time – 20-30-50 seconds – restoring, or, let’s say, “modeling” the restored tooth. This type of work requires a great deal of patience and perseverance on the part of the dentist, as well as an artistic eye and a creative flair. Perhaps this is why dentists began referring to large-scale restorations of teeth made with photopolymers as artistic.
Today, dentists in dental clinics work with one or even two different photopolymers, but there are clinics that have mastered five types of photopolymer materials. Dental restorations with the help of photopolymers performed in these clinics have been repeatedly recognized as one of the best. Periodonta is one such clinic that specializes in aesthetic dentistry of all forms. Especially given that they are very affordable because they are located in Turkey. One may give them a try for their incredible and affordable smile design treatment.
Cosmetic dentistry, which began at the turn of the century, is still actively developing, as beauty and aesthetics are of great importance to people today, and many are willing to pay for their teeth to be perfect, both in color and shape.
We, as davalor are happy to announce that we have started producing plastic moldings for aesthetic dentistry and have a new branch opening up catering to this purpose only. Closely in touch with dentists from around the world. We will be providing them with the much required moldings and utensils of their requests. Feel free to leave us a notice regarding your aesthetic dentistry requirements via the contact information you may find from our contact page.