Short Communication - Journal of Oral Medicine and Surgery (2019) Volume 2, Issue 2
Wider look through cosmetic dentistry
First of all Importance of smile is due to being the international language of kindness and our role as a clinician is to implement of knowledge to improve our patient’s appearance and smile; Its not only the appearance but also the function and fulfilling the patient’s needs as a part of team or individual.
Now let’s move on to some history about cosmetic dentistry and we will start with the times of GV black in which teeth were for chewing and esthetic concern was minimal comparing with present. 1903 Charles Land created the "porcelain jacket crown," a substitute for amalgam and gold dental fillings. Veneers were invented by California dentist Charles Pincus in 1928 to be used for a film shoot for temporarily changing the appearance of actors' teeth. Later, in 1937 he fabricated acrylic veneers to be retained by denture adhesive, which were only cemented temporarily because there was very little adhesion.In the 1950s, Michael Buonocore invented a white tooth filling material. He also described an acid etch technique that increased adhesion between dental fillings and enamel. But it wasn't until the 1980s that any sort of permanent bonding truly was developed for patients Laser dentistry was invented in the 1960s but was primarily used for gum disease treatment. 1989 was revolution year teeth whitening. Dr. Haywood and Dr. Heymann, used carbamide peroxide as a whitening agent and home bleaching trays were invented.
At the earliest it is important to establish a good treatment plan by knowing the patient’s expectations while encountering the problems list. In esthetic dentistry we have two important divisions: macro and micro esthetics. Macro esthetics consists of shapes, contours, embrasures & buccal corridor. Micro esthetics mostly consists of shade, texture, translucency & all other effects of the tooth.Author(s): Mahdi Zamani