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Periodontal disease affects not only the health of the teeth, but also the appearance of the patient’s smile. As the disease progresses, aesthetic changes can be noted involving the teeth that start to move and also the gums that start to recede, exposing the root and giving rise to the appearance of black spaces between each tooth.
These changes occur more or less rapidly depending on the progression of the disease; however, once they do occur they become permanent compromising the natural aesthetics of one’s smile Once the periodontal disease has been cured, the aesthetics can also be treated and the smile restored to its natural appearance.
Periodontal treatment and aesthetic recovery clinical case
The aim of aesthetic treatment of periodontal patients is to recreate the correct alignment of the teeth; and the natural profile of the gums that completely cover the roots of the teeth, filling the spaces between one tooth and the next below the contact point.
The difficulty with these treatments is the attempt to overcome aesthetic defects that are at times very pronounced, also dealing with a periodontal support which may often be severely compromised by the disease. This is why an orthodontic solution is normally advised against because – in addition to only partially resolving the aesthetic defects it also involves real risks of reactivating the periodontitis. Nor is the traditional prosthetic treatment (bridges and crowns) the ideal solution for patients, due to the extremely high biological costs involved (aggressive preparation of the tooth and consequent devitalisation of the nerve). Furthermore, it requires numerous appointments and potentially traumatic procedures for the patient, especially for the more delicate periodontal tissues.
The most frequently used solution for the aesthetic recovery of periodontal patients consists of an innovative technique entailing adhesive fibre and veneers.
The adhesive fibre is a thin, high-density polyethylene tape that binds together the teeth affected by periodontal disease. This serves to stabilise the elements at risk of mobility. The veneers are then glued to the fibre, thin layers of vitrified resin composite that serve to hide the fibre and recreate the aesthetics of the teeth (positioning, dimensions).
Thanks to a sophisticated adhesive technology, the fibre and veneers meld together with the teeth at the same time, thus guaranteeing stability and aesthetics.
At one single appointment with conservative treatment, patients are consequently able to reacquire the stability of their teeth as well as a healthy, natural smile.
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