What is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry is a comprehensive treatment that focuses on the “beauty” of the teeth and mouth.
Cosmetic dentistry is the process of accurately identifying the true beauty of the teeth and mouth, studying the essence of beauty (aesthetics), and providing treatment in pursuit of healthy beauty of the teeth and mouth appropriate to the patient’s age.
Cosmetic dentistry provides treatment that is both functional and aesthetic. Even if general dental treatment restores function, if the patient is not aesthetically satisfied, he or she will not feel that he or she has regained physical and mental health.
Recently, cosmetic dentistry, which addresses both “function” and “beauty” in dental treatment, has attracted attention.
Difference between general dentistry and cosmetic dentistry
General dentistry focuses on functional restoration, such as pain relief from tooth decay and periodontal disease and the ability to chew, and is covered by insurance.
Like general dentistry, it restores function, but does so as a comprehensive dental treatment that also focuses on beauty, such as “aligning the teeth” and “making the teeth look whiter and more beautiful”.
As an example, the function of “chewing” in general dentistry is additionally treated to make eating comfortable and to prevent complexion.
Another example would be the pain-relieving function of general dentistry, to which an aesthetic dimension is added to make the teeth look more like natural teeth so that the patient does not hesitate to open his or her mouth.
However, many of these treatments are not covered by insurance.
What can be improved with cosmetic dentistry?
Replace silver teeth with white teeth
Silver teeth, fillings and crowns can be replaced with white, natural-looking teeth.
Whiten of discolored teeth
Discolored teeth that are difficult to whiten can be made whiter and more natural looking.
Whiten cracked or chipped teeth
Cracked or chipped teeth due to trauma or cavities can be made white and natural looking.
Make teeth look more natural by changing the shape, alignment and gap of the teeth
We can provide partial orthodontic treatment to correct the alignment, gaps, and shape of teeth that bother you.
Total aesthetic treatment
We can provide comprehensive treatment to improve the overall function of your teeth.
Cosmetic Dentistry Treatment Menu
A cleaning is the removal of plaque and tartar by a dentist or hygienist.
Dental plaque is a mass of food debris and bacteria and is a “soft stain,” while tartar is a “hard stain” that tends to form at the border between the teeth and gums where the plaque has calcified.
Plaque and tartar are removed with special instruments. If left untreated, stains that cannot be removed by daily brushing can lead to tooth decay and gum disease, so regular cleanings at the dentist’s office are recommended.
Whitening is a method of whitening and beautifying teeth. It is a method of whitening stains caused by aging, discoloration, and other food and drink stains that cannot be removed by brushing or teeth cleaning without grinding the teeth. Opal Essence and White Coat are available.
Ceramic crowns are ceramic crowns that are placed on teeth that have undergone extensive work due to tooth decay, etc. They are also called dentures. While plastic and metal crowns used by insurance companies look unnatural, discolour and deteriorate, ceramic crowns are so aesthetic and natural looking that they can be mistaken for natural teeth.
With proper care, such as brushing, they can last a long time. Not only are they beautiful and durable, but they are also safe because there is no risk of metal allergies.
Laminated veneers are a procedure in which the surface of the tooth is slightly shaved and a thin, tooth-colored ceramic material is bonded to the tooth. This is done to whiten teeth that have had their nerves removed and are difficult to whiten, or to fill in gaps between teeth. The white, translucent porcelain provides a beautiful, natural-looking result. In the past, the entire circumference of the tooth was shaved and a crown was placed on the tooth.
Another advantage is the short treatment time.
While all-ceramic crowns are made of ceramics inside and out, metal-bonded crowns are made of ceramics fused to a metal exterior.
The metal inside is stronger and less expensive than all-ceramic crowns, but there are concerns about metal allergies. Also, metal-bonded crowns are inferior to all-ceramic crowns in terms of aesthetics, such as translucency and color.
The Toranomon Hills Dental Medical Ryu Clinic offers free consultations for a variety of dental problems.
You can be sure that we will always make suggestions that are appropriate for your situation and that we will always work with you to determine the best treatment plan.
Please do not give up and consult with us first.