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Smile Designing

What is Smile Designing?

Smile design is a combination of various cosmetic dental procedures such as teeth whitening, veneers, composite bonding, tooth implants., and orthodontics that are used to improve the appearance of the teeth and overall smile.

It is an excellent option for patients who have broken or severely discolored teeth, or who are unhappy with the general shape or length of their teeth.

The treatment plan is customized for each patient and takes into account several factors, including facial appearance and skin tone, gum tissues, and lips. This results in a flawless and natural-looking smile.

Smile designing

Smile Design Considerations:

  1. Smile designing considers the tooth size, tooth color, tooth shape, tooth position, gum position, and gum colour.
  2. Veneers are the most preferred treatment option in the smile design procedure.
  3. Orthodontic or invisible aligners are also a part of smile designing but the results are very time-consuming.
  4. Porcelain veneers on the other hand take 7- 10 days maximum for the smile transformation.

What can Veneers do to the teeth?

A porcelain veneer is a thin shell of dental porcelain that we customize to closely mimic the size, shape, colour, and texture of natural and healthy teeth.

  1. It can increase the length and width of a tooth.
  2. Broken teeth or cracked teeth can be corrected.
  3. Discolored teeth can be transformed into bright, white teeth.
  4. Gaps or spaces between the teeth can be corrected.

Smile Design Process:

Step 1: Treatment Planning:

  • A systemic approach to treatment planning and implementation can help the practitioner achieve predictable results.

Step 2: Esthetic analysis of the case:

  • Facial symmetry is maintained by keeping the dental and facial midline in mind.

Step 3: Development of trial model:

  • A diagnostic wax model is used to create the trial smile.

Step 4: Tooth reduction:

  • Tooth sculpture or the removal of a small portion of the outer layer of teeth (enamel layer) is done.

Step 5: Impression of the prepared tooth is made:

  • An impression is used to measure the teeth. After the measurement is taken, it is sent to the lab for further processing.

Step 6: Final porcelain veneers cementation:   

  • Porcelain veneers are bonded to your teeth with dental bonding glue or cement.

Benefits Of Smile Design:

  1. Results that are truly customized, with a natural look that complements the overall appearance.
  2. Restores confidence and dental health.
  3. Straightens and whitens teeth
  4. Restores cracked, crooked or discolored teeth.

After-care for smile designing:

  1. After the temporary or permanent veneer is placed, there may be some sensitivity and irritation. This is normal, and it will go away once the soft tissue heals. A warm salt water rinse will help.
  2. For a few days after the veneer is applied, it may feel awkward. Your mouth will need to adjust to the new tooth, and it should feel more natural in less than a week.
  3. If your bite feels unusual in any way, you should notify your dentist.
  4. Brushing and flossing should be focused on the area between the veneer and the tooth at the gum line.

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