Smalto is a Latin word that describes the waterproof coating on ceramic and noble metal objects. Smalto, also known as enamel, is a glass substance that is fused to metal and ceramics at very high temperatures (800 degrees Celsius) for ornament or protection. Smalto is often applied to give artistic objects of design and artistic production their shine and coloration.
Enamel Artwork on metal from Dorothy Sturm
(National Ornamental Metal museum, Memphis USA)
Dental Smalto is the visible dental tissue, the hard outermost layer, covering like a mantle the anatomic crown of the tooth. It is supported by the underlying dentin and is the hardest and most mineralized substance of the human body. Tooth enamel, has a glass-like appearance and is semi-translucent, so the color of the underlying dentin strongly affects the appearance of the tooth. The normal color of enamel varies from white, light yellow, to grayish white.
Tooth enamel gives teeth their strength, beauty and color. Smalto gives to artwork a colored and shiny appearance. At Smalto Dental Clinic, we make dental work look and feel like art, as we firmly believe that by the skillful transformation of dental materials, we can reach a state of ART!
Entering treatment can be a difficult step for a patient. At SMALTO Dental Implant Clinic, we focus on giving the patient all available options of modern dentistry, so that he/she can make informed choices. We ensure evidence-based dentistry using the latest technological advancements and clinically proven methods. Our conviction is that only through a thorough examination of the patient and assessment of his/her needs, can we reach the appropriate treatment plan for each individual and deliver the best care possible today. At Smalto, we have created a pleasant environment and strive to achieve painless, high quality dentistry, quickly and efficiently.