Since the mouth is one of the focal points of the face, our smile has a major role in our self-expression and the effect we have on people. An attractive smile can provide many opportunities for you and eliminate obstacles. However, if you are not satisfied with your smile, you complain that your confidence is low. This will affect both your image and your communication with other people. If you’re not happy with your smile, maybe it’s just the time for a new one. The following personal analysis will help you make this decision.
- Don’t you trust yourself about your smile?
- Do you cover your mouth with your hand while laughing?
- Is there anyone you think who has a more beautiful smile than you?
- Do you want to have a smile as attractive as models?
- When you look at your smile in the mirror, do you see any defects in your teeth and gingiva?
- Would you like your teeth to be whiter?
- Do you see stains on your frontal teeth and cracks or discoloration on your teeth?
- When you smile, is the number of your teeth seen too high or low?
- Is your gingiva seen too much when you smile?
- Are your teeth too narrow or too wide?
- Aren’t you happy with the shape of your teeth?
If you say yes to most of the above questions, we recommend that you learn about the developments in aesthetic dentistry.
The process of making the smile appropriate to the aesthetic appearance of the person with techniques such as zirconium tooth coatings, bonding, tooth bleaching, gingival operations, dental bridges and tooth length arrangement is called smile design. With the smile design process, the gingiva returns to its normal appearance, the colors of the teeth, tooth cracks and tooth breakings are corrected, and the closing condition of the teeth is regulated. Every detail such as the face structure, skin color, teeth and lips are examined by the dentist thoroughly for the smile design process. In the smile design process, especially the harmony of teeth and gingiva is the most important issue.
The duration of the smile design process may vary depending on the individual’s preferences and the procedure to be performed by the dentist. First, the patient is informed about the oral structure and dental health during the dental examination. To achieve a dream smile, the dentist prepares the treatment plan and begins the treatment process.
For the smile design application, the gender of the patient is a very important. Because men’s smile form differs from women’s smile form. The laughing form of males is square or rectangular, while the female’s smile is round or oval.
In smile design application, the condition, position, and form of the teeth and gingiva, the ratio of the teeth with each other and gingiva, and the colors of teeth should be evaluated. Face, age, sex and skin color of the patient should be taken into consideration during this evaluation. The crowding in the teeth, the gap between them, and discoloration of teeth, which will adversely affect the smile, are solved by laminated porcelain, bleaching, and orthodontic treatment.
Excessive appearance of the gingiva during smile, asymmetry in the gingiva or gingival recessions are affect the patients adversely in terms of aesthetics. In such cases, various gingival surgeries can be performed. Various treatments of the teeth and/or gingiva ensure that the patients have a smile that suits them.