What is Smile Design?

With the gradual development of people's social lives, dentistry has become a field where aesthetic needs are met, as well as being a medicine that ensures the health and function of teeth. People now apply to dentists in order to have a more beautiful smile with healthy teeth.

This demand has led to the emergence of the concept called smile design. All the necessary touches for the teeth and gums to be in a fixed and functional harmony and aesthetics are called smile design. All dentistry applications can be used in smile design. The desired aesthetic result is achieved by combining treatments such as orthodontic treatment (braces or clean aligners), gingival surgery, bonding applications, zirconium and lamina restorations. All these treatments are applied by specialist doctors in our Atasehir dental clinic. Smile design applications are now designed and implemented in the digital environment.

The techniques used in smile design are briefly as follows:

The most commonly used method is the restoration of broken or deformed teeth with lamina, empress or zirconia veneer application. Lamina is a thin porcelain layer applied only to the anterior surfaces of the teeth. Empress, emax or zirconia veneers are dental veneers that do not contain metal infrastructure and are applied on the tooth, just like a cap, in cases where the strength of the tooth is low. The advantages of these techniques are that they are very aesthetic because they do not contain metal infrastructure, and they reflect light like real teeth. In this way, they provide a layered appearance and can imitate the natural tooth quite well.

The amount of gingiva is a factor that affects facial aesthetics. Excessive appearance of the gums during laughing (Gummy smile) can cause a bad appearance. In this case, gingival aesthetics (Gingivectomy) can be applied. If the gingiva appears excessive, it may be difficult to remove with minor interventions. In this case, orthognathic surgery applications where the upper jaw is buried as a whole can be performed. Another contribution of gum specialists to smile design is the treatment of gum diseases. In gum disease, the gums swell, enlarge, and bleed frequently. In this case, it causes both a very bad appearance and bad breath (halitosis). The use of certain medications can also cause deformity in the gums.

Bonding is a technique that comes up frequently in smile design. The development of composite materials and their superiority in terms of strength and color stability paved the way for the use of this material in dental aesthetics. The advantage of the bonding process is that there is no abrasion on the tooth, it can be applied directly in the clinic, there is no need for any laboratory work and it can be returned to the old tooth shape by removing the tooth when necessary.

Orthodontic treatment (braces or clear aligner treatment) plays a fundamental role in smile design. Having the teeth in the right place leads the way for the application made on it to be aesthetic and functional, just like the foundation of a construction. Today, as a result of the multidisciplinary work of orthodontists, prosthodontists and aesthetic dentists, more and more successful treatments are performed and aesthetic results are obtained. You can get information about the smile design that will be made specially for you by applying to our Atasehir dental clinic.