Like all other aesthetic applications, smile aesthetics has started to be taken into consideration by wider masses in the last fifty years and many concepts such as smile design and aesthetic smile have become more talked about.
In aesthetic smile design applications, treatments involving teeth and surrounding tissues may involve multiple tissues. In general terms, these tissues can be divided into two sections as hard and soft tissues. In most dental aesthetic procedures, these tissues are treated proportionally and harmoniously.
How is dental aesthetics done?
An ideal smile aesthetic treatment starts with very good planning.
- A good understanding of the patient’s expectations
- Taking and analyzing radiographs of the patient
- Taking and analyzing intraoral and facial photographs of the patient
- Three-dimensional recording and analysis of the patient’s current intraoral condition
The digital smile design obtained by performing the pre-diagnostic steps listed above is explained to the patient. We discuss with the patient how the result to be obtained after the targeted treatment plan is compatible with the patient’s expectations and what kind of a process awaits the patient during the treatment. Taking time for this stage and listening well to the consultant patients and being able to explain what we can do well are indispensable for success in aesthetic treatments.
What are cosmetic dental applications?
All treatments applied in the field of dentistry are shaped by aesthetic elements. Accordingly, all dental applications can be classified under “aesthetic” dental applications. However, in terms of the perception it creates in society, the area evoked by “dental aesthetics” has narrower boundaries but is very much related to the whole face. In this article, we will be explaining the aesthetics, balance and harmony that the mouth, teeth and surrounding tissues create within themselves and with the whole face while talking, laughing, singing or taking photos in social life and the treatments planned in line with this goal.
The primary aesthetic application you can have for your teeth is cleaning. For an aesthetic appearance, you should take care of your daily dental care and get support from your dentist about the dental treatments you need, if any, by having your teeth checked periodically. Even the most beautiful treatments will not give good results in poorly maintained mouths. For this reason, we prioritize optimizing your oral hygiene before cosmetic dental treatments in our clinic.
We have listed below the aesthetic applications that can include teeth, lips and neighboring tissues, which are applied in clean mouths;
- Digital smile design
- Orthodontic treatments
- Gingival aesthetics (Pink aesthetics)
- Tooth whitening
- Lamina veneers
- Full ceramic crowns
- Zirconia-containing crowns and bridges
- Dental implants
- Maryland Bridges
- Aesthetic composite bonding
- Botulinum toxin applications
- Lip fillers
How much do dental aesthetics cost?
Treatment costs depend entirely on the type and amount of the procedure. Sometimes a patient who complains about the color of their teeth can benefit from a good cleaning and whitening instead of having a lamina. Sometimes a small but delicate restoration on a single tooth can make a big contribution to the aesthetics of the whole smile. However, sometimes several procedures such as dental implants, multiple ceramic veneers and orthodontic treatment can be applied to the same patient. For this reason, the costs of dental treatments can vary greatly depending on the individual.
Does smile design damage teeth?
As with all dental treatments, an ideal aesthetic dental treatment should have the following qualities and the teams applying these treatments should not deviate from these principles.
- Prophylactic (preventive)
- Biocompatible (no reaction in natural tissues)
- Minimally invasive (minimal tissue damage and side effects)
- Long life
When the priorities listed above are ignored, aesthetic dental treatments can cause permanent damage to tissues. Characterized by tooth loss, bone loss, gum recession, swelling and bleeding
What are the comments of those who have smile design?
Patient satisfaction rate is quite high in aesthetic treatments that are planned correctly and performed using ideal materials and techniques. You can click the link to see patient comments on this subject.
Who is the best dental aesthetic dentist?
Aesthetic dental treatments can involve many different tissues and treatment protocols. Therefore, a multidisciplinary approach and a team of many specialists who can communicate well are essential, especially for complex treatments. Dental technicians, dentists working in the field of dental aesthetics, orthodontists, prosthesis specialists, periodontologists, maxillofacial surgeons, endodontists are often part of this team.