August 4, 2021
In today’s beauty-adoring society, most people have the desire to look and feel their best, since facial and physical appearance have a crucial role to play in an individual’s self-esteem, happiness and eventual success. It is undeniably human nature to attribute positive personality characteristics to attractive individuals, and such people customarily receive favourable treatment in a variety of situations.1 Beauty is subjective and difficult to delineate, as it lies in the eyes of the beholder, and the same applies to a beautiful smile. A substantial amount of research has suggested that smiles are powerful social forces that positively influence interpersonal judgements in innumerable ways. In global business, beautiful smiles are widely used as a marketing tool to produce positive impressions among fans and other consumers.
July 29, 2021
Aesthetic medicine is increasingly taking on a global connotation of harmony and balance, defined certainly by historically evolved and shared canons, but progressively corresponding to a biopsychosocially functional profile.1 From this perspective, different practices find common grounds of expression, aimed primarily at the interdependence between structure and function, constituting a dynamic functional unit which possesses characteristic and integrative links.2 In this article, we will take a deeper look at the contributions of speech therapy to facial aesthetics3 and to the reorganisation of stomatognathic functions4 in synergy with aesthetic medicine and aesthetic dentistry5 and in response to the aesthetic patient, deeply interlinked with personal life experience—the most intimate emotions linked to the self and identity.6
January 13, 2021
Tooth structure preservation is the best way to avoid more invasive therapies. In young patients especially, more conservative techniques should be applied. Bonded porcelain veneers and even more so direct composite restorations are two therapeutic procedures that require the sacrifice of less dental tissue, finalised to the optimal recovery of aesthetic and functional outcome. Although the two techniques employ different methods and materials, it is possible to achieve correct integration of both techniques by certain technical and procedural measures.
July 1, 2020
What do dentists want to know about occlusion? Occlusion may appear complicated because of the multiple factors involved, such as teeth, muscles and the temporomandibular joints (TMJs). It can also be confusing, owing to imprecise terminology and philosophies of occlusion.
June 26, 2017
Consider this the new era of painless teeth whitening and the end to soft tissue damage caused by hydrogen peroxide. Developments in the past five years have made a huge impact on the daily work of dentists, dental hygienists and well-trained dental nurses in the EU regarding the parameters for inoffice teeth whitening and the purchase of teeth bleaching products containing hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide.