Smile Design Composite Veneers
Esthetics is an inherently subjective discipline. By understanding and applying simple esthetic rules, tools and strategies, dentists have a basis for evaluating natural dentitions and the results of cosmetic restorative procedures.
The principles involved in making "pretty smiles" is known as a discipline of smile design. Smile design consists of 4 elements that have to be analyzed in order to provide the best result to every case.
- Facial esthetics
Photographic analysis and video evaluation can determine how the lips and soft tissue frame the smile during speech, lough and smile.
- Gingival esthetics
Gingiva has to be healthy, with good color and shape. Inflamed gingiva distract the view. Asymmetric gingiva crests do not let shape perfect tooth contours. Gingiva esthetics is the most important part in smile design process. It is known as pink esthetics.
Microesthetics involves shape, position and form of each individual tooth. Specific patterns and characterization of each tooth that make it look as a natural tooth.
Macroesthetics involves relationships between anterior 3 components. It is an artistic part that involves dentist, technician and patient. Harmonization of anterior 3 parts is a skill that have to possess the professional who is in charge of the aesthetic case.
The cumulative visual impact cannot be associated to just teeth. It is a harmony of different aspects. And it does not mean that all of them have to be perfect. Some imperfections can bring a natural looking smile. And it should not be forgotten that each patient is unique, representing a special blend of factors such as age, expectations, personality. Smile design is a dynamic process that have to discover a personality of the patient and express all this feelings trough their smile.
Dr. Natalia Demianko
DDS / 2015