Feeling uncomfortable with the appearance while smiling in social life prevents people from smiling comfortably and confidently.And more importantly, this sometimes causes a self-confidence problem. For this reason, smile design is an application that enhances a person’s self-confidence and has a wider range of positive effects, beyond just getting a beautiful appearance.
Feeling uncomfortable with the appearance while smiling in social life prevents people from smiling comfortably and confidently. And more importantly, this sometimes causes a self-confidence problem. For this reason, smile design is an application that enhances a person’s self-confidence and has a wider range of positive effects, beyond just getting a beautiful appearance.
In the past, patients have consulted dentists usually for the treatment of their aching teeth, whereas nowadays individuals are applying for a unique, natural-looking, customized smile. We meet these expectations with different processes under the name of smile design.
The most critical point that distinguishes smile design from the conventional dental treatments is that it is personal. In order to achieve an individual result, a detailed medical history, record of the patient’s expectations, data collection and correct analysis of the data is vital before starting the smile design. After analyzing the data obtained from the patient, the result that can be obtained after the design can be simulated by taking the expectations of the patient into consideration. This simulation is called “mock up”. Mock up can be considered as the average of the result that the patient can achieve after the design. Mock up is applied to the mouth and images are recorded again. Definitive treatment planning is made and treatment is started by exchanging the opinions with the patient through these images.
The choice of procedures to be applied in smile design treatment is decided in the light of the patient’s expectation, data obtained by clinical and radiological examination, and data obtained as a result of the patient’s facial analysis. Smile design can be realized by applying laminate veneer, empress veneer, e-max veneer or zirconia crowns.
It is possible to decide which protocol will be applied by evaluating the patient’s expectation, findings obtained as a result of clinical and radiological intraoral examination, and facial analyses.
How long does the smile design last?
The smile design can be performed within 7-10 days on average in people with healthy and regular gingiva.
In smile design applications, if there is no serious deformity and high degree of crowding in the structure of the natural teeth, leaf porcelain (laminate veneer) applications can be performed. In the laminate veneer applications, little or no abrasion process is done on the teeth. With this method, smile design can be made without touching the healthy dental tissue. You can access the detailed information about laminate veneer in the relevant tab.