Aesthetic dentistry, white teeth and the use of modern high strength ceramic materials are often portrayed to be synonymous. This is not wrong, but it is rather an over simplification.
The underlying concept of aesthetic dentistry attempts to create perfect looking, harmonious restorations (teeth and gums) in keeping with the aesthetic parameters of the face, and mouth without compromising durability, longevity and biocompatibilty.
In complex cases this goal can only be achieved by a team of specialists ( the Restorative Dentist, the Periodontist, the Orthodontist, the Dental Technician, the Maxillo-Facial Surgeon).
In all multispecialist/disciplinary cases it is of utmost importance that the planning and driving force behind the treatment remains the Restorative Dentist. The Restorative Dentist is the leader of the “orchestra” who are guided by his planning and experience and perform to the specifications set. This requires profound knowledge and experience on behalf of the Restorative Dentist.
Dr Holyoak is well placed to lead the team in this way. He has been an full member of the British Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry (BAAD) since 2000.
Latest Case Study
This patient was unhappy that the existing porcelain veneer on the upper left lateral incisor- it was described as “dull” and “darker than the natural teeth”. Matthew advised to replace the veneer with a lighter shade to match the existing teeth and to add some composite to the upper left canine tooth to improve the appearance- make it less pointed; the incisal edges of the upper teeth were improved also with the addition of composite. The work was completed over 2 visits, with the help of Steve Taylor, dental technician, to achieve a natural smile. The patient was delighted.