"Beauty repairs" on the teeth
Often they only last a few minutes
White or yellow spots on the teeth
White spots are often the result of fluoride overdoses in adolescence (e.g., by fluoride tablets). These spots are in the enamel and sometimes very noticeable.
The fact is, you can not get rid of these spots without the help of the dentist. He can help in two ways:
- If the Stains only superficially can, with a special technique (the so-called. microabrasion) the surface of the enamel can be easily removed. For this purpose, the enamel surface is chemically softened and polished. This does not damage the teeth and can lead to a spotless enamel surface.
- If the Stains deeper are not enough. Then the discolored enamel must be ground away. The resulting trough is made with a composite "invisible" refilled. Then the tooth has its normal appearance again.
When a corner is broken off the tooth
If the front teeth get a blow or a jolt, unfortunately, it often happens that one or more corners break off. Since this looks very bad and damages the teeth, quick help is needed.
For the dentist this is not a problem: such a tooth is restored within 15 to 30 minutes with a composite. Most of the time, it’s painless and no one sees it afterwards "repair". However, such teeth can also suffer long-term damage: The tooth nerve can die as a result of injury and the tooth become dark. Therefore, such teeth must be checked regularly by the dentist.
If the edges of the incisors are broken or rough
This can come from bumping your teeth or accidentally biting something hard. Often it is also the result of nocturnal crunching. The teeth are extremely heavily loaded and can break out. The cutting edges then feel rough and sharp-edged. Often you then play with your tongue on the sharp edges, which can be quite annoying in the long run.
Before the dentist repairs such areas, he will see if the patient may be a “cruncher”. If that is the case, he will recommend that he wear a so-called “crunch bar” at night. It not only protects the teeth, but also the temporomandibular joints.
When only small pieces have broken out, it is often sufficient to straighten and polish the cutting edges so that they are straight again.
When larger pieces are broken off, they are repaired with composite. Then the teeth feel smooth and level again and they look good again.
When teeth are not naturally beautiful in shape
Especially with the small upper lateral incisors, it sometimes happens that they have no natural “blade shape”. They’re going uphill and we dentists call them “Zapf teeth“. Those who have such conspicuous teeth sometimes suffer a lot from it. This problem can be solved quite easily and quickly.
The easiest way is again with composites. Within about half an hour, the tooth will be “normal” and beautifully designed. Completely painless. There is no need to sand off the tooth. The composite is firmly attached to the tooth using a special technique and lasts for several years. If you want it more stable and last longer, you should opt for a ceramic crown.
When teeth have gaps
Sometimes incisors have gaps by nature – especially in the middle. It is called something like that "diastema". Such is often innate: in some people, the so-called lip band passes between the upper central incisors. It prevents them from standing close together.
If this gap does not close by itself until adolescence, it can be remedied by orthodontic regulation. If such a correction was missed earlier, the gap can be quickly closed even in adulthood with a composite. Or more permanent with veneers.
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