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The color, size, and shape of your teeth all have a profound impact on your appearance. While it is often the desire of people to improve the look of their smiles, it is the goal of aesthetic dentistry, to do this while still maintaining a "natural" appearance of the teeth. This often requires addressing one or all of the above-mentioned criteria. How is it that alterations in these three characteristics enhance your smile?

Color of Your Teeth

Tooth color is most commonly what people see first. As you get older, your teeth get darker. The reasons for this include normal changes that occur within the tooth and repeated insults from environmental conditions (coffee or tea stains, for example). Generally, then, darker teeth are associated with older age. The easiest way that aesthetic dentistry can correct this is by teeth bleaching. But this alone may not entirely create a natural-looking appearance.

Size and Shape of Your Teeth

Size and shape also are major factors that define the appearance of teeth. The most common cause of changing tooth size and shape over time is tooth wear; and the most common cause of wear is tooth-to-tooth contact, or grinding. Wear on the edges of the teeth can give the appearance of aging because you do not show as much of your teeth when you smile. Another factor that affects how much of your teeth show when you smile is the loss of skin tone as you age. This loss of tone causes your face to sag, thereby showing less of your upper teeth and more of your lower teeth. The aesthetic dentistry treatment to enable more teeth to show when you smile will depend on the cause. If the cause is due to wear of the teeth, dental veneers or dental crowns can be used to regain the lost length and fill out the smile. On the other hand, this may not have a significant effect if the cause is due to the loss of skin tone associated with age. If this is the case, plastic surgery may be indicated as part of the treatment.

Wear on teeth also will make the edges of the front teeth very flat. As this occurs, the edges of the front teeth will form a straight line rather than the more youthful appearance when the two front teeth are slightly longer than the teeth next to them. Also, as they wear, the proportion of length to width will be altered. Teeth will start to appear more square in their shape rather than rectangular.

Basically, any treatment that counteracts the above-mentioned appearance changes has the ability to enhance the appearance of your teeth and smile. The aesthetic dentistry treatment can vary from teeth bleaching to dental crowns or dental veneers. Depending on the severity, other forms of treatment such as braces and gum surgery also may be indicated to enhance the appearance and function of your teeth. It is important to remember that all areas need to be addressed. If treatment for teeth that are worn and dark only involves teeth bleaching, the final result will be whiter teeth that are still worn and short. The teeth will not appear natural, as there will be a conflict between white teeth (youthful) and worn teeth (aged) that do not work together. Instead, it is necessary to correct the color, size, and shape to create a more natural appearance.

 

Case I : Extreme Makover: Tetracycline Staining changed with Veneers !

Patient had been seen in March 2006 at which time I advised that Britesmile would not change the colour of a tetracycline stained tooth. Veneers were the only option. Patient can remember having yellow bands on the teeth as far back as childhood . Treatment planning was done months in advance using mainly photographs as our guide. Here are the results as completed in November 2006 over a period of 10 days ! In total 16 veneers were done.

Before Treatment

After Treatment

Using E- Max Empress -II Veneers

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Case II : Extreme Makeovers: Patient reported to the surgery holding his hand on his mouth while having a chat with us. He said he was too embarrassed to smile without his front teeth. Here are the results.

Before Treatment

 

After Treatment

 

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Case III: Patient wanted to extract an upper central incisor which was mobile and replace it with a bridge. We had to also replace existing crowns & veneers and splint the lower mobile teeth using a bridge. We also found that the size of the central incisors were not proportional and so readjusted their size as well.

Before Treatment

After Treatment:

Crowns and Bridges on upper teeth, lower canines and premolars crowned

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   Case IV : Patient reported to the surgery with wear in the central incisors. Also with extensive wear the smile line was crooked. We did not advise tooth whitening t as the teeth were sensitive. The case is going on ....

Before Treatment

 

After Treatment:

Using Porcelain Crowns on central incisors and 1 lateral incisor.

 

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Case V: Patient had extremely discoloured teeth caused due to age and chronic smoking. He came to us wanting to improve the way he looked and here is what we did.

Before Treatment

 

After Treatment : Using Brite Smile Tooth Whitening

 

Case VI : Patient reported to the surgery with extremely poor hygiene having not seen a dentist for years. Needless to say he was thrilled with his result !

Before Treatment

After Treatment

 

Case VII:  Patient reported to the surgery with badly worn out teeth due to excessive tooth brushing .

Procedure involved doing Porcelain veneers and Composite fillings.

 

Before Treatment

After Treatment

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