Today, in addition to oral health, it is easier to create an aesthetic image with teeth, which are an indispensable part of facial beauty.
Color and deformities in the teeth can cause problems up to psychological disorders in the individual.
With the development of aesthetic and restorative materials in dentistry, many shape, color and position disorders can be solved by designing the patient’s smile.
Aesthetic TeethWhat is smile design?
Smile design is to provide a patient-specific, ideal smile by applying medicine and art together.
Smile design is to plan a healthy smile by combining health and naturalness with some personal wishes of the patient.
How to design a smile?
General factors when determining the aesthetic smile expression that suits the person:
- Facial Lines
- smile symmetry
- The order and colors of the teeth
Smile design is first started by determining which geometric shape the face line fits. The lines on the person’s face contain the passwords of which form the tooth should be selected. While designing a smile, it is tried to achieve ‘golden proportions’ as much as possible.
There is a ratio known as the phi (?=1.618…) number between some geometric shapes in nature. For an aesthetic smile, teeth should also follow this rule.
The width and height of the upper incisors in the visible region should be proportional to the width and height of the face, respectively. Likewise, the symmetry of visible teeth to each other when viewed from the front should be proportional.
In summary, in smile design, tooth symmetry, smile line, gum line, vertical and horizontal forms of teeth, and relations between teeth and lips are reshaped to adapt to the symmetry of the person’s general facial features. It is ensured that the teeth look more beautiful by looking at the color and light harmony of the teeth.
Dentistry practices used in the implementation of smile design:
- Porcelain Inlay-Onley Fillings
- Full Porcelain Crowns
- Zircon Backed Porcelain Crowns
- Laminate Restorations (Porcelain and Composite)
- Adhesive systems
- Teeth Whitening
- Crown Length Extension
- Gum Surgery