At Clinica Dental Sueca S.L., we appreciate that the appearance of your teeth can greatly affect the way you feel about yourself and we recognize the importance of a healthy and attractive smile. Whether you require simple whitening, or an entire smile makeover, we will do everything we can to advise you on the best way to achieve your desired result. Our Cosmetic services include;
- Tooth whitening
Tooth whitening is a process where the tooth discoloration is 'whitened' to a lighter shade. It removes the staining agent through chemical means. It is a safe procedure when carried out under professional supervision. Treatment results usually depend on the severity of the discoloration. Both vital (i.e. live) and non-vital teeth (e.g. tooth with root removed) can be bleached and may take several visits to complete. It is not effective on dental restorations such as amalgam fillings, metal or porcelain crowns, etc.
Teeth can discolour for various reasons. The dentist will recommend the most ideal method based on your oral condition after an in-office examination to establish the cause and nature of your tooth discoloration, as well as provide you with more information on the various types of whitening procedures available, duration & frequency of treatment.
- Cosmetic white fillings
Amalgam-free fillings (containing no mercury) are becoming more and more popular for cosmetic reasons.
Clinica Dental Sueca ffers a wide range of white mercury-free materials, each suitable in different circumstances to replace or as an alternative to old silver amalgam fillings. The material of choice would be discussed and explained to you by your dentist at your initial appointment.
- Ceramic crowns
A crown is a cap that is placed over a tooth and held in place by dental adhesive or cement.
Crowns are used for several reasons:
- as a protective cover for badly decayed teeth or fractured teeth
- as a permanent restoration for teeth with large fillings
- to correct minor problems in natural teeth like spacing and irregular shape or severe discolouration.
Veneers are thin, custom-made shells crafted of tooth-coloured materials designed to cover the front side of teeth to improve the overall appearance of teeth. They are made of either thin plastic resin or porcelain and can be placed to:
- correct poorly formed or mildly mal-positioned teeth
- close gaps between teeth
- mask internal stains
- restore partially broken-down teeth
Tooth preparation is minimal and confined to the enamel structure. The veneer is bonded to the tooth structure with tooth-coloured resin cement. Several visits are necessary to complete treatment.
Patients should be aware that this is usually an irreversible process because it's necessary to remove a small amount of enamel from your teeth to accommodate the shell.