Unlike in previous years, you will be pleased to know that we are able to use a wide range of techniques to create the stunning looks with the porcelains used in the Cerec machine. We are now able to cosmetically enhance the final smile makeover creating a natural smile that looks like it belongs to you.
Once upon a time we had monotone looking porcelain created from a single shade of colour. This created a flat aesthetic with no contrast. Ultimately the resulting smile had a bland unrealistic look. This technique, hence was restricted to the back teeth where complex aesthetics were not required.
Today, thankfully to great advancements in this field of dentistry we are able to mill teeth using a layered porcelain block thus creating an illusion of real teeth with many shades of white blending together. This gives more complexity to the shade portraying as realistic natural looking teeth.
Enhanced Cosmetics of Teeth
Topical Enhancement: We have the ability to alter the resulting shade using more topical techniques before the final teeth are glazed. This may not be for everyone, however, we can also use this method to incorporate subtle stains to give the impression of older teeth should the patient require.
Lustre: Certain types of porcelain (Empress) can be polished by hand subsequently should the need arise. This maintains lustre and gloss of your new teeth over time.
Characterisation: We can use aesthetic techniques to provide certain character and personality to the porcelains. We use this to add detail or texture to the surface of teeth. This gives your teeth a very realistic perception with fine intimate detail. Those looking for natural smiles would benefit from use of this method.
Final Shade: The colour of a tooth is made up of 3 mains aspects – the hue, chroma and value. It must be noted that the shade selection is very critical and requires fullest understanding of what makes up a shade. Hence this technique requires experienced and highly skilled cosmetic dentist to be able to select the correct aesthetics for your teeth.
Overall, for you this means that we are able to achieve great aesthetics for your new smile, providing a stunning cosmetic appeal.
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