Oral and Dental Health Diseases
Teeth Whitening with Laser
The process of dissolving the colored organic and inorganic substances formed in the enamel structure on the surface of the teeth with the help of tooth whitening gels, which is applied to teeth that have changed color due to various reasons or to lighten the person’s own natural tooth color by a few tones, is called the Bleaching treatment method.
Teeth Whitening application, which is applied in the treatment of staining on the teeth after aging and excessive use of substances such as cigarettes, tea, coffee, or the use of antibiotics or excessive fluoride in fillings, prostheses or coatings in the mouth, is carried out with two different treatment methods.
Bleaching is the process of dissolving organic and inorganic materials in the tooth structure with the support of whitening gels. This application is preferred in order to solve the discolorations that cannot be prevented by using teeth brushing and oral care. Tooth bleaching is an application made using various gels called bleaching agents. The process is done by heating and activating the gel applied to the teeth with laser. It is aimed to increase the effect of the gel with the use of laser during the procedure. Thus, up to two to three tones of whitening can be achieved in teeth.
In the other treatment method, the patient applies the special mold prepared by the dentist, taking measurements, personally at home (after placing the bleaching drug into the mold) on the teeth to be applied in the form and time recommended by the dentist. In the treatment method applied at home, it is necessary to pay special attention to the issues such as the protection of the gums, the correct adjustment of the duration of use and the duration and continuity of the application in accordance with the dentist’s instructions, and if a negative situation is encountered, the dentist should be consulted without delay.
It is the evaluation of the smile style, which includes detailed aesthetic analyzes, where the relationship of a number of aesthetic criteria such as lips, gums and teeth are evaluated separately and with each other.
Important factors in smile aesthetics; The harmony of factors such as the lip level, the length of the teeth, the level of the gums, the color of the teeth, the alignment of the lips and teeth when we laugh, and the harmony of the laughing line one by one and with each other are of great importance in the analysis of aesthetic smile.
While making smile design, the aesthetics of the area created by the teeth (white aesthetics) and the aesthetics of the area created by the gums (pink aesthetics) are evaluated. For this purpose, firstly, the level of the gums on the photograph and which teeth will be included in the design are evaluated.
Then, tooth-gingival-bone levels of the teeth are examined clinically and radiographically. Then the treatment plan is clarified.
The number of sessions may vary according to the treatments to be performed according to the current condition of the patient. The treatment can be completed in a single session or in a few weeks.
Tooth Tightening (Bruxism) Treatment
The contact (clenching) of the continuous teeth that occurs as a result of the contraction of the chewing muscles between the teeth is defined as tooth clenching. Outside the mouth, the most important findings are pain due to constant and excessive muscle contraction in the chewing muscles, facial pain in the chin and enlargement of the cheek area muscles. Jaw joint problems can also be triggered in some patients.
Bruxism is thought to be a counter-reaction to anxiety and stress. It is also suggested that people with snoring and sleep apnea syndrome have an increased risk of bruxism.
The most popular treatment in the treatment of bruxism is botox treatment for the chewing muscle, which is known as the clenching botox or Masseter botox. Thanks to Masseter Botox, teeth clenching problems of the patients are reduced and their living comfort increases. Jaw pain, head and neck pains improve.
Implants are artificial tooth roots placed in the jawbone and made to support prostheses. Fixed or removable prostheses made on these artificial roots, which are made to replace missing teeth and can be used for life, fulfill the chewing function and aesthetics of the patient.
The quality of the bone is also one of the factors affecting implant success. In addition, the gums must be completely healthy before treatment and as long as the implant remains in the mouth.
There is no upper age limit for the implant if the bone structure and general health status of the person is suitable. Health is a much more important factor than age. . Implant application is not only preferred in very young patients whose bone development has not been completed yet.
Placement of the implant is done under local anesthesia. After the implant is placed, a certain time must pass for the bone to integrate. During the recovery phase, a temporary prosthesis is made to the patient if necessary. Patients maintain their normal nutrition without putting too much load on the implanted implants. For the success of implants, general health must be good, correct diagnosis, and proper cleaning and maintenance of the implant.