- Conservative treatment: the carving is minimal, and in some cases it is not necessary to carve.
- Improves the aesthetics of the smile.
- Changes in teeth color that is resistant to bleaching.
- It conceals small alterations in the position of the teeth.
- Restores the anatomy of the tooth in cases of wear, fractures or malformations.
- It covers the cracks in teeth aged or affected by bruxism or tightening.
- Taking records: models of teeth, bite, photos, x-rays.
- Approximately in 10 days we have a wax model with the proposed treatment for the patient. It is a preview of the result, it can be tested in the patient’s mouth and it can even be taken home to discuss the outcome with friends and family. If it is necessary, we change what is appropriate and give an appointment for the day of dental preparation and making definitive records.
- Appointment of about 90 min to prepare the teeth and make definitive records. The patient goes home with some temporary care.
- After 15 days the final veneers are placed and they are reviewed again in 7-10 days to check occlusion and remove possible cement remains.
If we are going to work on both jaws, they will be done independently, not at the same time, in order to correctly adjust the occlusion. Patients with veneers should undergo manual cleaning in ceramic areas to avoid scratching, or use rubber tips on the ultrasound.
The time for the completion of treatment will depend on the aesthetic needs of each case.
When a caries or fracture occurs in an anterior tooth we have to seek the maximum aesthetics when it comes to restore it. To do this, we can not use the same composites as to restore a caries of a posterior tooth because with molars, the most important thing is resistance, although always has to be aesthetically good, but with incisors and canines, the most important thing is to “not being noticed”so the composite must have special fluorescence and polishing characteristics. We will, also, have to resort to the use of makeup to give the tooth texture and special polishing systems to achieve high gloss and avoid subsequent staining of these fillings due to tobacco, coffee, red wine, tea …
With aesthetic composites we can also restore the aesthetics of the previous sector by making veneers. This treatment is faster than porcelain veneers and requires less carving, but it dyes more with food and has some limitations in extensive restorations. We also work with preformed composite veneers that adapt to the dental surface and modify the color or shape of the tooth. It is a cheaper alternative to porcelain veneers.
All 3 Step Smile dental procedures begin with a complete diagnosis and smile design process. We use a variety of techniques to give you the desired smile. From teeth whitening to crowns on teeth, we can keep your teeth and at the same time guarantee your final smile exactly as you wanted.
Thanks to the cutting-edge technology in the laboratory, we can design a tray that will allow us to place up to 10 veneers at a time in an arc. This makes it possible to have a smile makeover in just one visit.
Digital Smile Design (DSD)
At Dental Clinic Crooke & Laguna we have incorporated the concept of Digital Smile Design (DSD). The DSD is designed to meet the needs of the most demanding patient, who can preview the treatment that we are going to make in his mouth and suggest the desired modifications.
An interdisciplinary team of professionals is essential for the success of the treatment. The ideal aesthetic result depends on teamwork, collaborating with the different specialties according to the needs of each case.
Diagnostic data should guide the subsequent phases of the treatment and incorporate all the needs, desires and functional and biological aspects of the patient in aesthetic treatment design. Digital Smile Design improves communication between dentist and patient.
Digital Smile Design or DSD allows careful analysis, through photographs and video, of the patient’s facial and dental characteristics. With the records taken, we can understand the relationship of the moving face, lips, teeth and gums. By improving the appearance of the smile through digital recontouring, it is possible to transfer this information to the patient’s mouth.