What aspects are taken into account to define a smile as beautiful?
The visits to the dentist stopped being as terrible as they were in the past, with the fear that the patients had of visiting them. Dentistry has advanced so much that today there are many new techniques and advances that allow the patient to have a beautiful smile. They are no longer afraid of coming to treat cavities, fillings or endodontics and this has meant that the patient visits the dentist more and wants to undergo dental treatments such as whitening or veneers and wants to have a beautiful smile.
To what extent does dental hygiene influence dental aesthetics?
It is very important to have good oral hygiene to be able to have white teeth. It is important to know what we consume, what we eat, as there are some drinks and substances that pigment teeth. Tobacco also pigments teeth, cigars ... So we should wash 3 times a day, breakfast, lunch and dinner, flossing once a day and, if possible, a good mouthwash.
Which aesthetic dental treatments are the most demanded?
The most demanded dental aesthetic treatments are dental whitening and dental veneers. Dental whitening can be done in two ways.
One in clinic or in the consultation, that in two sessions with a laser beam and a product that is put in the mouth you have the teeth already white. The second treatment consists of taking some molds from your mouth, we give you some buckets with a gel and a product that you will put it at home at night or during the day. With these two types of bleaching we can achieve 4 to 5 more tones of white than your own tooth.
The second most requested aesthetic treatment is veneers. There are several types of veneers, some are the microcarillas, which by adhesion stick to the tooth and without wearing down the tooth structure, which are made of composite. The others can be either ceramic or zirconium and in this case you have to lower your enamel a little to be able to cement them. We have a huge advantage with veneers because it is possible to correct at the same time malposition, color, size and shape to have a good and spectacular smile.