Mouth and dental health
Arda Ertürk was born in Ankara in 1972, he completed his primary education in Burhaniye and his secondary and high school education in Mustafa Kemal High School in Ankara.
Arda Ertürk graduated from Hacettepe University in 1994 and previously worked as a Practice medicine in Islahiye, Isparta and Antalya. Arda Ertürk is married and has one daughter.
What is Aesthetic Dentistry?
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Aesthetic dentistry is a branch of dentistry that includes all of the applications made to achieve a better smile in the mouth.
Aesthetics, as in many areas of our lives, has an important place in dentistry. Because the teeth are in direct field of view. Gingival (gingival and surrounding) elements, harmony of teeth and lips are important for a person to smile freely.
In aesthetic dentistry, functional properties have increased with the developing technology. In this way, we create the ideal personalized smile with the design we call the Smile Design.
- White Filling (Composite)
- Porcelain laminate veneers
- Empress veneers,
- Gingival Aesthetics (Gingivoplasty - Gingivectomy),
- Zirconium veneers.
WHITE FILLING (COMPOSITE)
WHITE FILLING (COMPOSITE) Many people have a caries in their mouths because they do not pay much attention to oral and dental health. When the teeth are brushed incorrectly or not at all, bacteria from food residues will eventually settle on the tooth surfaces and cause caries. It is important to take precautions before these caries get too deep. This is achieved only by having the dentist check the teeth every 6 months.
If the teeth have started to decay, the caries should be cleaned and the filling should be done without completely losing the tooth. The applied fillings are as follows: Metal fillings, Composite fillings and Ceramic fillings.
Metal filling is a very strong filling type that can be used for many years. But nowadays; Thanks to the technology, white filler or ceramic filler is preferred. It is a kind of filling that can be used as strong and easily as metal filling even in front or rear molars. The composite filling fits very well into the tooth and is not distinguished from your natural tooth because it is a natural tooth color. Although there is no caries in the teeth, composite fillings are used for front teeth to correct minor aesthetic defects. The ceramic fillings are an alternative aesthetic application used in cases where tooth decay rate is too high and cannot be saved by filling. In the same way, after the caries is removed, the tooth is measured and porcelain filling is prepared in the laboratory with CAD CAM system and in the second session, the dental filling is inserted into the mouth of the patient.
PORCELAIN LAMINATE VENEERS
Laminated veneers are porcelain leaflets prepared with a thickness of 0.3 millimeters applied for aesthetic purposes. These porcelain laminates are also adjusted to the desired color and length. In porcelain laminate application, the surface of the tooth is abraded very thinly and in some cases it is applied without any abrasion. Thanks to this treatment, a small amount of impurities in the teeth, drug discolorations on the tooth surface and yellowing teeth are permanently white.
The only disadvantage of the laminated veneers is that it does not correspond to each person’s mouth structure or the mouth closure manner. If the person has the habit of grinding teeth, the laminates may break. In order to prevent this, after the end of the treatment, a tooth protective guard plate is prepared for the patient to use at night and the fractures caused by tooth grinding are prevented.
In aesthetic dentistry, zirconium dental treatment gives smiling results. Zirconium tooth is a metal-free, aesthetic tooth covering material which is compatible with gums and has high light transmission. After the teeth are cut, they are measured and scanned in computer environment and their three-dimensional infrastructure is registered. After rehearsing for the substructure, the porcelain prepared in the laboratory is made suitable to be placed into the patient's mouth.
The zirconium veneers show an aesthetic property and therefore it is difficult to distinguish these veneers from your natural teeth. Their other advantages include being compatible with the gums and being antiallergic. It is lighter than metal supported porcelain and does not smell in the mouth.
Empress veneers are a personalized application prepared with very sensitive devices in computer environment. The empress tooth coating results in minimal loss of material from the tooth surface. The reinforced and compressed porcelain is used instead of zirconium or metal supported porcelain. Since it is made with reinforced glass called Empress, it has excellent light transmission. In metal-supported coatings, the color of the metal appears as a darkening of the gums. However, this is not possible in aesthetic applications such as empress. It is compatible with gums and antiallergic.
Teeth have an important position in our face area during speech and communication. The appearance, arrangement and structure of the teeth give some clues about ourselves, even if we do not want to. We call it pink aesthetics when our teeth become compatible with the gums when we smile.
When the lips rise up too much during the smile (gummy smile) the gums appear and this deprives our smile of an aesthetic appearance. The first thing to look at is whether the gums are healthy. If the patient has an unhealthy gingiva, it is treated first and then gingival contouring is made. With a small laser treatment, the gums are leveled and an ideal smile is achieved.
Some gums lose their rose pink color and become black, which is common in dark-skinned smokers. The treatment is possible, and the gums are discolored by laser. If the patient does not smoke, the rose pink color will last.