Even though, solution for problems like toothache, bad breath and tooth loss come to mind when oral care is mentioned, smile aesthetic which is related to teeth and gum also important. Aesthetic problems which are occurred because of tooth decay, gum diseases, abnormal colouring and tooth loss, can affect a person’s social life in a negative way. In addition, it may even cause people to start to hesitate to laugh in public by causing lack of self-confidence.
Even if the person sometimes has healthy teeth, she/he may want to improve the disproportion of teeth and gums, shape or deformities in an aesthetic sense. A nice smile can give a person psychological strength and cause a good impression.
With the advancement of technology and scientific studies, more beautiful smiles can be achieved with many methods, and the concept of “aesthetic dentistry” is more common in our lives.
What is smile design?
Smile design is one of the notions comes to mind when aesthetic dentistry is mentioned. Smile design is a process which create natural and beautiful appearance to the teeth and gum which have disorder because of various reasons, considering patient’s face shape and needs. Smile design, which is a multidisciplinary approach, is carried out by applying many processes together.
What operations smile design include?
The operations is determined individually because of every patient have a different aesthetic need. While operations are determining, facial features, gender, age and expectations take into account.
Firstly, tooth decays and gums diseases are treated, teeth cleaning operations are applied. After that, operations are determined for the patient’s needs. These transactions are generally; gingival aesthetic interventions called gingivectomy, teeth whitening (bleaching) methods, compensation of tooth deficiencies with implant and prosthesis applications, porcelain laminates and coatings, zirconium coatings and orthodontic treatments (wire treatment).
How to make a smile design?
In smile design, understand and correctly determine to patient’s needs is very important. Problems are determined and plans are made on the models prepared through the measurements taken from the patient’s mouth. Then, measurements are made using special programs in the computer environment with the oral and facial photographs of the patients, and the fit for the face shape is calculated. The most approximate images that will occur after the treatment are presented to the patient with programs and temporary restorations prepared in accordance with the original in the patient’s mouth and their opinions are taken.
After planning is finished, if orthodontic treatment is unnecessary, first level disorders in the gum regulated. In cases where tooth deficiencies are found, planned implant procedures and other surgical applications deemed necessary are performed. After healing process of surgical applications is finished, if it is necessary, bleaching is applied. After this stage, visual and morphological defects in the teeth are sometimes removed by means of aesthetic composite fillings. In cases where this method is not sufficient, porcelain laminates and veneers and zirconium veneers come into play. For porcelain laminate applications, either no abrasion or minimal abrasion is performed on the teeth. If porcelain or zirconium applications are deemed appropriate, some changes can be made by taking the patient’s ideas again in the rehearsals made during the stages. During all these gingival and dental applications and rehearsals, lip shape and contour are also taken into consideration and the targeted design is finalized.
Sometimes during the smile design, medical aesthetic operations are used. Dermal filling on the lips and face areas, etc. smile can be brought to the fore with applications.
Do not be afraid of smiling for more healthy and beautiful life. Click now for appointment or contact us by using the information in our contact page.