What is Aesthetic Dentistry?
With the introduction of social media and selfies into our lives, our appearance has become even more important. Aesthetic applications have increased day by day. The importance of our smile in a person’s facial beauty cannot be ignored. While the most common aesthetic procedures are rhinoplasty, lip aesthetics, face lift, hair transplantation and eyebrow aesthetics, dental aesthetics has also had its share of this trend. The most popular complaints referred to dentistry today are “aesthetic complaints”. Many individuals who do not have any pain or health problems in their teeth apply to the dentist to improve the appearance of their teeth. This has led to the emergence of new fields in dentistry, which can be mentioned as “Aesthetic Dentistry”, “Cosmetic Dentistry” and “Smile Designer”. For this reason, “Smile Design” applications have become a trend as a real need today. But it contains many elements that should not be ignored. The most important of these is that procedures that can be performed without damaging healthy teeth should be preferred.
What does Smile Design mean?
Although the word aesthetics varies relatively, the main purpose is for the person to be pleased with himself. Just because a part of a person’s face is beautiful does not make that area aesthetic; the harmonious harmony of the beautiful part with other parts of the face is what makes it beautiful. For example, no matter how beautiful a nose is on its own, if it is not directly proportional to the rest of the face and does not harmonize with the general facial features, it may not be considered aesthetic. This rule of proportion and harmony also applies to teeth. Teeth alone can be beautiful, but their relationship with the lips and the general facial line are also of great importance in aesthetics. Therefore, when evaluating patients for dental aesthetics, all facial features should be examined carefully. The form of the teeth, their length, their proportions with each other, and the choice of color should be determined according to the general facial proportions. While sensitive eyes can be the tool in determining these proportions, professionally taken face and smile photographs are also very important tools. Additionally, smile design programs can be used and dental technician support can also be received. Appropriate aesthetic ratios can be determined with the help of these digital programs or manual wax-ups designed by our technician.
What are Aesthetic Applications?
We can meet the aesthetic expectations in many ways of our patients who have no complaints other than aesthetics. Sometimes just whitening or aligner treatment alone may be sufficient. Sometimes further procedures may be required.
These are mainly; Composite Veneers, Ceramic Veneers, Feldspadic Veneers, Ceramic veneers, Zirconium crowns , E-Max veneers, crowns and other materials…
If our patient has orthodontic problems, it is always recommended to have orthodontic treatments first. Appropriate aesthetic procedures should be performed after orthodontic treatment. Although some patients complain about the length of their orthodontic treatment, the most appropriate treatment option is to correct the crookedness with orthodontics, otherwise invasive interventions on the teeth may be required. Although those patient is happy in the short term, he will experience problems in the long term.
In all aesthetic designs, one should try to achieve the most beautiful smile with the least damage. If our patient’s teeth are not worn and unhealthy, invasive procedures should be avoided. If there is only a form, color and shape defect, the problem should be resolved by using the most minimal procedures. Composite applications can offer excellent results in meeting these minimal needs.
What are composite applications in aesthetic smile design?
Composite applications are made of tooth-colored filling materials with nanoparticles specially produced for this process. While it can be applied in many ways, the layering technique shaped by the dentist’s own hands is among the most popular and widely used techniques. It is the process of the dentist carefully evaluating the patients and determining their needs, then creating the most suitable form for the face shape by layering it with his hands. The average application time is between 2-3 hours. It is applied directly to the patient’s mouth. The process is usually completed within the day.
What are the advantages of Composite Veneers?
Composite veneers have many advantages when it comes to smile design.
The first advantage is that no preparation of the teeth is required. When applied correctly and professionally, it does not cause any damage to the teeth. They are lighter and thinner than traditional dental crowns, making them easier to manage and keep clean.
The second biggest advantage is that it can be applied in a short time. The fact that the procedure can be performed in an average of 2-3 hours is a great advantage for patients. It is preferred by many patients, especially those with time constraints. They also have a natural look that blends seamlessly with the rest of your smile.
Other advantages; Since the teeth are not damaged, they can be repeated over time, and all kinds of repairs and shape changes can be made on them. Its appearance is quite natural and it is not noticeable that it has been processed from the outside. They have a wide range of colors, a wide range of colors and shades can make it easy to match your smile with your unique personality. Thanks to professionally applied effects and color transitions, perfect naturalness and maximum aesthetics can be achieved at the same time.
As a result, composite veneers can be an excellent option for patients who want to achieve a beautiful smile design.
Composite veneers can also be custom-made to fit your teeth perfectly, meaning they are more comfortable to wear or less likely to break. Since composite veneers are very thin, they can be applied directly to healthy teeth without the need for tooth reduction and do not cause any loss in tooth structure and strength.
With all these advantages, it is clear to see why composite veneers are becoming increasingly popular in smile design. While they offer a natural look and feel, they are also comfortable to use. If you want to reshape your smile and want a solution that is both aesthetic and time-saving, composite veneers may be just what you need.