During the last decade, the term ‘smile design’ has gradually become commonly used in the ever more popular esthetic dentistry.
Smile design is the planning and pre-visualization of the desired end result of an esthetic dental treatment targeting a more harmonious state instead of the current disharmony, according the rules of facial, smile, tooth and gingival harmony and the individual needs of the patient, paying particular attention to the functional aspects and the feasibility.
A Smile Designing takes into consideration your facial appearance, skin tone, hair color, teeth (color, width, length, shape and tooth display), gum tissue and lips to develop your ideal smile. Smile makeovers are performed for many reasons and customized according to your unique considerations.
Smile Designing Techniques:
After smile design, i.e. the planning and pre-visualization of the desired end result of the esthetic dental treatment follows the creation of the designed smile, which is actually the treatment itself. There are several techniques of esthetic treatments. Your dentist has to decide with you which one to apply based on your current tooth conditions, the desired end result (i.e. the designed smile), the affordable budget and some other factors. The length of the treatment period can also be important, and sometimes the reversibility can also play a role. The trend is applying more and more non- or minimal-invasive techniques, i.e. your dentist should keep from your original teeth as much as possible. Besides other aspects, the functional requirements should also be considered by the dentist to a maximal degree, after the treatment you have to be able to use your teeth at least you could use them before.
As your dentist should pay attention to the aspect of feasibility already at the phase of planning and pre-visualization, actually, the decision on the applicable technique is to be taken at the very beginning, before the pre-visualization.