Smile design is a personalized smile aesthetic in order to achieve a healthier and aesthetic appearance that is compatible with the anatomical structure of the teeth, gums, lips, jaw and face. The structure of the teeth greatly affects the smile and social life of the person. Most people who are dissatisfied with the appearance of their teeth avoid smiling and try not to show their teeth too much even when talking. Research reveals that while aesthetic concerns can cause various psychological problems, patients can have a beautiful and healthy smile in a short time thanks to the developing dentistry methods today.
The aim of smile aesthetics is to enhance the appearance of fractured, cracked and discolored teeth and to give a permanent, natural and aesthetic appearance. While various methods such as laminate veneer (leaf porcelain), teeth whitening, zirconium, inlay/onlay applications, bonding, orthodontic treatment, implant are applied in the dental aesthetics, pink aesthetics is applied in the gingival aesthetics.
Among these methods, laminate veneer treatment is especially prominent and frequently preferred in smile design. This method, which provides effective results in as little as 1 week, stands out due to the similarity to tooth enamel and the translucent appearance of the tooth.
Dental Problems Related to Smile Design
- Discolorations that cannot be removed by whitening,
- Incompatibility in the visible parts of the teeth and gums,
- Fractured, cracked, worn teeth,
- Tooth size discrepancy,
- Teeth alignment disorders
- As an alternative to orthodontic treatment, smile design can be applied for those who have perplexed teeth.
Treatment Process in Smile Design
The aim of smile design is to have an aesthetic smile and to eliminate existing or future dental health problems.. First of all, the needs of the patient are determined. The treatment plan also determines the duration. For example; Missing teeth may need to be implanted or may need orthodontic treatment first. Although a treatment plan of up to 1 year is considered in such cases, laminate veneer treatment applied gives satisfying results in 1 week. Porcelain laminate treatment, which is completed after 2-3 visits to the dentist, offers the most similar solution to the natural tooth with its appearance close to tooth enamel, which can be used for an average of 10 years..
Before the smile design, digital planning is performed first. This study is a sketch made in order to see and determine the desired result.
The design of new teeth is shaped not only by the wishes of the patient, but also by factors such as facial features, age, gender and even social position. After the treatment, it is important to do the necessary oral care and not to neglect regular dentist visits, by giving the laminate teeth the same care and consistency that you practice to your own teeth.
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