Smile Design ; The teeth are lined up in harmony with each other and the soft tissues surrounding them. The basic elements of a beautiful smile are teeth, so a thorough knowledge of tooth shapes and anatomical features is the basis of all treatments. In order to have more insight into what a well-designed smile should be, the inner and outer edges of the facial features should be examined.
Facial features, gender, age, smile symmetry, the order and colors of the teeth, lips and gums are the factors that determine the aesthetic smile expression. In the smile design, the form of the teeth is determined by considering all these factors.
It is possible to look younger with a smile design. It is possible to have healthier and shiny teeth in every aspect. From teeth whitening to invisible braces, many cosmetic innovations await you.
Criteria in Designing a Smile
Zenith points – Balance in gingival levels
Level of interdental contact
Relative thread sizes
Incisal edge configuration
Lower lip line
Symmetry in smile
How many types of smiles are there?
In general, smile expressions are grouped under three main headings. These basic categories also have different variations within themselves.
Attractive Smile (sexy smile)
In this category, the front teeth are noticeably longer than the side teeth. In fact, this is the case in young individuals, since the front incisors are the first teeth that erupt, they wear out over time and their length becomes shorter. This brings an aged appearance with it. In order to have an attractive smile, the front teeth should be longer than the others.
This design of the front teeth; gives a young, dynamic and attractive smile. This category is suitable for young people.
Intellectual Smile (sophisticated smile)
The teeth are lined up in a horizontal straight line. The intellectual smile gives the face a mature and knowledgeable expression. This smile emphasizes the lower part of the face more. At a young age, teeth are different in length when they first erupt. In middle age, teeth are of equal length. Thanks to aesthetic dentistry, we can make this disadvantageous situation an advantage and design a mature, knowledgeable and intellectual smile.
It is between intellectual and attractive smile. Center incisors are slightly longer than side incisors. Sporty smile design gives your face an extraordinary, sincere and warm expression. This smile is not as seriously expressive as the intellectual smile, nor is it as childish and youthful as the attractive smile design.
Smile Design Stages
The first appointment is a meeting and conversation session. At this appointment, the patient is taken to a comfortable and calm environment and his problems, needs and expectations are listened. The patient’s expectations are important because surreal expectations disappoint the patient. In this session, the psychological state and character of the patient are analyzed. Dental-jaw-face relations are evaluated especially by making the patient talk. In this appointment, photos of inside, outside of mouth and face are taken. Photos of closing lips and smiles are taken while in a relaxed position. In addition, upper and lower jaw models are obtained. The color of the teeth is recorded. The entire tooth and jaw x-ray, called a panoramic film, is taken from the patient.
Presentation of Treatment Options
At this stage, the data obtained are evaluated and treatment options are presented. Different treatment options and stages, fee information are given. Mouth model and photographs are evaluated with the patient. The final state, which may be in line with the expectations of the patient, is discussed. With today’s technology, the latest images can be displayed on the computer screen.
At this stage, the most appropriate treatment plan is finalized with the patient. In fact, every dentist wants to offer his patient the most appropriate treatment plan. However, there may be some factors that restrict your doctor, such as the socio-economic levels and cultural backgrounds of the patients.