What is dental aesthetics?
Dental aesthetics is one of the specialties of dentistry that deals with giving harmony and beauty to the smile. Today, dental aesthetic treatments are in high demand, including teeth whitening and veneers.
Why is dental aesthetics important?
The smile is one of the most important expressions that the human has on his face. We usually use the smile as part of our language and, through it, we express feelings.
From the point of view of the anatomy, the smile can be analyzed through their components: teeth, lips and gums. We can affirm that, dental aesthetics, tries to achieve aesthetic harmony in a healthy mouth.
The objective of this specialty is to ensure that patients have a perfect smile through treatments that usually have low complexity, in a short time and painless but with very visible and satisfactory effects.
Aesthetic dentistry has had an evolution very similar to plastic surgery, with many studies that conclude that physical defects can lead to physical and / or psychological illnesses in the person.
In Clínica Dental Herrera we are committed to aesthetics and we have invested in technology to offer to our patients the most pioneering treatments to achieve their wishes and expectations.
A veneer is a very thin, tooth-coloured piece of porcelain or composite that is bonded on top of your own tooth. Based on your needs, we can adjust the shape of your veneers to make your teeth overall look longer and or closer together. You can have just one veneer or a whole set, known as a smile makeover.
For a single stained tooth we can also match the precise shade of porcelain to give it a lighter appearance and fit in with the surrounding teeth. Veneers can also be used to close small gaps, when braces are not suitable. If one tooth is slightly out of position, a veneer can sometimes be fitted to bring it into line with the others.
The objective of this treatment is to fix problems caused by fractures, cavities or alterations in the shape or color of the teeth.
In Clínica Dental Herrera we combine two types of teeth whitening:
Here your teeth are whitened in the dental chair. A protective barrier is placed on your gums and lips, and a gel is placed on your teeth. A lamp is positioned over the teeth and this activates the bleaching process. After one hour you can expect your teeth to look a few shades brighter and is a popular choice with many patients who have an important event coming up where they want to look their best.
Here we custom-make a lightweight plastic mouth tray for you that fits snugly over your teeth. You then put a whitening gel inside the tray and wear it at night or for a few hours during the day. Results are normally seen over 2 weeks and your teeth will also appear whiter and brighter.
Please note, a consultation with a dentist is required to prescribe tooth whitening treatment.
Teeth whitening eliminates most stains caused by external factors, like coffee, tea or infusions, red wine, tobacco and / or some foods.