Our parents recall the dentistry of their youth with shudder. They crossed the threshold of the dentist's office as a last resort - to heal or remove a tooth. There was no need to talk about comfort: the roar of the drill was deafening, and anesthesia was prescribed in a metered fashion. Today, things are different - a local anesthetic, a comfortable chair, friendly staff, goggles, and virtually silent instruments. The range of services has also expanded. The most common procedure remains the treatment of caries, but everything that can now be done with teeth is counted in dozens of lines. About the most fashionable and original of them, we found out from the chief physician of the "Clinic of Dr. Shipkov" Vladimir Shipkov.
Have a manicure and pedicure but forgot about your teeth? In vain! Modern prevention of dental health and beauty - denture, during which the doctor will remove plaque and calculus, polish the teeth, carry out deep fluoridation and even whiten them for several tones. At the same time, you will go through a small educational program: the doctor will tell you which paste and brush is right for you. True, the price of a denticure is at least ten times higher than that of a manicure, so I am glad that often the procedure is not required (2-4 times a year is enough).
SP for teeth
A great excuse to look at the dentist again. The essence of this aesthetic procedure is to clean the oral cavity (you can remove plaque or do a full whitening). After the manipulation, thermal masks with sea water and plant extracts are applied to the gums - thanks to them, blood flow improves, and useful microelements are "delivered" to the teeth at an increased speed. Before starting work, the client is turned on relaxing music and offered herbal tea, and at the end they are offered to massage the gums. Who will refuse?
Mesotherapy of gums
In cosmetology, beauty injections have been used for several years, and now it's time for the beauty of the mouth. A breakthrough in aesthetic dentistry is gum mesotherapy, where hyaluronic acid and vitamins are injected with a syringe. This cocktail enhances blood flow, fights bacteria and toxins in the mouth, and eliminates bleeding. The dentists try to make the procedure pleasant - they are carried out in a relaxing atmosphere of SPA-rooms, they use very thin needles and anesthetize. Consistency is welcomed - with neglected gums, course therapy is recommended (from 3 to 5 sessions).
Aligning teeth with various orthodontic appliances is a long history (the Egyptians, for example, did this with the intestines of small ruminants). The plates known to us from childhood were invented back in 1728 - then they were a thin strip of silver. The modern generation of leveling braces are braces. The most common are white ceramic or lingual braces (attached to the inside of the teeth). But the Invisaling system is also at the top of popularity - transparent mouth guards that can sometimes be removed.
The public has long been concerned about the attractiveness of a beautiful dentition: back in 1930, in the United States, Hollywood actors were put on snow-white onlays on their front teeth. But this fake smile lasted only a few days and, of course, had nothing to do with modern veneers. Veneers are rightfully one of the top services in cosmetic dentistry today. They beat all records both in price (their installation on all teeth can be in six figures), and in popularity - among the stars as well. This is no coincidence ─ thin linings completely transform a smile. They can be composite, ceramic or porcelain. There is one minus, but significant - teeth are ground to install them. Don't want to do that? Choose lumineers - thinner plates from 0.2 to 0.5 mm, for which teeth turning is not required.
Our parents often put in gold crowns for themselves. This had to be done out of necessity: there were no technologies with cermets at that time, and gold did not oxidize and did not harm the body. But few people would have thought that the idea of wearing gold onlays on teeth (grills) would take root and today will be at the peak of popularity. A few years ago, hip-hop and pop stars - Madonna, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Lady Gaga and others - introduced the fashion for dental grills. In mass production, grills are made of silver or chromium-nickel alloy. There are a lot of ideas for design - from vampire fangs and animal grins to the name of the owner.
Dentists have been fighting caries for centuries. Tooth disease arises most often in small dental holes - fissures. Previously, they were tried to be sealed with zinc phosphate cement, treated with silver nitrate, or cut for smoothness. But only a few years ago, a convenient approach began to be adopted - sealing fissures.
The procedure refers more to pediatric dentistry and is considered one of the most effective preventive measures against caries.
The essence of the method: tooth depressions are sealed with a fluoride and calcium sealant (adults can also do this, but only on healthy teeth). Since it can be difficult to determine deep caries, the tooth is pre-grinded, and, making sure that it is healthy, is sealed. It is possible to pass with such "cases" up to 8 years, depending on the speed of erasure of the protective layer.
In the old days, some tribes believed that a brass nail in a tooth makes a man courageous. Although we are not aborigines, the fashion for small stones in our teeth came to us several years ago and is still waning. Dental rhinestones (or skies) are set on the front teeth and flash like a diamond with every smile of the wearer. Earlier, jewelry was "mounted" directly into the tooth. Today, there are no risks to his health: skies are attached using durable glue and composite material.
Do you really want to impress others with an original smile? Get a tattoo. The drawing will be done on the crown, which the doctor will specially put on your tooth. Thanks to this technology, the risks are minimal, and the effect, as they say, on the tooth is the most impressive. In Russia, tattoos on teeth are still a rarity, so it will definitely stand out.
LED teeth illumination
A new and very original trend from Asia is LED-illumination of teeth, when diodes in the form of a matrix are placed on the teeth, and the color is adjusted using a mini-computer. On request, the teeth can be highlighted or flashing in any shade. Originally, the idea came from Japanese clothing designers who tried to attract customers to their stores using a luminous device. Asians liked the idea so much that it became another reason for young people to meet and communicate at night.
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