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Cosmetic Dentistry and Aesthetic Smile Design

Today dentistry is no longer just about filling and extracting teeth. Many people turn to smile aesthetics or cosmetic dentistry as a way to improve their appearance. The search for improved dentofacial (dental and facial) aesthetics takes an important place in modern society. Inspired by the faces and beautiful smiles that are accepted as beautiful in the society, treatments to improve dentofacial aesthetics and provide positive changes in smile are among the treatment methods of smile aesthetics.





Smile aesthetics is applied for non-aesthetic images in the area that attracts attention when smiling. If you have excessive gingival appearance, asymmetry between your front teeth or stain tooth, not satisfied with the size, shape or position of your teeth, the color of your teeth is not white enough, you can apply to the dentist for a smile aesthetics and cosmetic dentistry.


After your dentists take the necessary intraoral photographs or models, they present the treatment planning to you, and after you approve the smile design with your dental team, your dentist starts the necessary procedures. If necessary the specialist can be referred.

Smile analysis is mainly performed by clinical methods such as photographs and x-rays. Intraoral photography has always been the gold standard in smile aesthetic design and before-after to show the patient the point they have reached. After the planning is made with the patient, the necessary procedures for smile aesthetics are started. Aesthetic white fillings, aesthetic veneers (zircon, E-max, all-ceramic restorations or laminated veneers), bleaching (teeth whitening), gingivectomy (interventions to the gingival length and shape), bonding, orthodontic treatments, invisalign treatments, dental diamonds and aesthetic implant placements are the procedures of smile aesthetics.


In Which Situations Is Smile Aesthetics Applied?

The subjects that are considered in providing smile aesthetics are the smile arc, buccal corridors, the amount of gingiva visible during laughing, gingival and tooth length asymmetry, gaps between teeth, midline shift, width, size difference and asymmetry in the anterior teeth, etc.

Smile aesthetics is applied for non-aesthetic images that attract attention when you smile. If you have excessive gingival appearance, asymmetry between your front teeth or staining, if you are not satisfied with the size, shape or position of your teeth, if the color of your teeth is not white enough, you can apply to the dentist for smile aesthetics.

How Long Does Smile Aesthetics and Design Take?

Smile design is an important and time-consuming process. It is necessary to be sensitive about this. For smile aesthetics and design, your dentist will take your intraoral photographs and your intraoral measurements can be taken to create a model. Your dentist makes the planning with their team and presents it to the patient, and after the patient's approval is received, aesthetic procedures are started.



Is There Any Pain After Smile Aesthetics and Design?


No. Before the procedures start, if necessary, your dentist will numb the teeth by applying local anesthesia. You may feel discomfort or tenderness for a while after the procedures, but it will not cause any severe pain.


Things to Consider After Smile Aesthetics and Cosmetic Dentistry


You will be informed by your dentist about the conditions you need to pay attention to according to the procedures performed. It is inconvenient to eat salty and spicy meals during that week after procedures such as gingivectomy to the gums. Likewise, after bleaching or bonding, cigarette, tea or coffee consumption will cause discoloration.


Smile Aesthetics Prices


Smile aesthetics prices vary according to the materials to be used and the procedures to be performed. You can get detailed information after treatment planning is done by your dentist.



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