Smile Design Treatment is a cosmetic treatment that focuses on improving the appearance of your smile through certain procedures such as dental veneers, composite bonding, teeth whitening and tooth implant. People suffering from dental problems like tooth decaying, tooth loosening, stains, and bacterial plaque usually opt for this makeover treatment. Some factors taken into consideration for this treatment include: facial appearance and skin tone, gum tissues and lips.
Some aspects that the smile design treatment encounters are: Tooth color- discolored or stained tooth may make you look aged and dull, while a well-shaped bright set of teeth leaves you with a perfect smile; Alignment and spacing- uneven broken, overlapping teeth or teeth which have gaps in between can be evenly aligned and straightened with the help of improved veneers; Missing tooth- in case of a missing or cracked tooth, the treatment provides tooth implantation which leaves you with a confident smile; Fuller lips, smile and cheeks- the treatment not only focuses on your teeth, but also makes your lips and cheek look good so that you get a perfect makeover look; Tooth proportion and smile line- in order to make your smile look flawless, the orthodontist or cosmetic surgeon would examine if your teeth are in correct proportion, or the imaginary smile line following the edges of your upper lips is in proportion with the curve of your lower lips.
Smile design treatment is specially recommended for those who suffer from various oral problems like tooth decaying, tooth loosening, bacterial plaque, weak gums etc. People often lose confidence and peace of mind because of these sufferings. The treatment procedure involves the following steps: Tooth whitening and porcelain veneers- with the help and application of certain tools, the cosmetic surgeon whitens your tooth, covers the gap between your teeth, restores broken or discolored tooth; Dental bonding- this refers to the application of high grade composite materials at the front of your teeth, and is an affordable alternative to porcelain veneers; Root canal treatment- this technique is used to clean the infection right from the root of your teeth, and is filled with sealing material; Dental bridge- this refers to the method of bridging the gaps in between your teeth where they have either been removed or have fallen.
The technologies used in the treatment are: Intentional root canal treatment- used to repair a badly decayed or infected tooth wherein the nerve and the pulp are removed in order to clean and seal the inside of the tooth; Laser gingivectomy- laser wavelengths are used to carefully cut gingiva for cosmetic periodontal indications; Laser gum depigmentation- people often encounter gum bleeding or dark patches on the gum caused by melanin. This technology removes or lightens the dark patches and leaves you with healthy, pink gums; 3M essential crowns- this all-ceramic metal free Zirconia crowns and bridges is strongly recommended by doctors because it not only helps in high quality restoration but also strengthens your teeth.
People who suffer from different oral problems such as crooked or protruded teeth, broken or chipped tooth, gum bleeding, dark patches on the gum, stained or discolored teeth etc, usually undergo a smile design treatment. Those who want to enhance their smile may also opt for fuller and thicker lips treatment. Smile designing not only helps in high quality restoration but also gives your lips a fuller and thicker look.
There are no specific restrictions to Smile Design treatment.
There are no serious side effects of Smile design treatment. However, some people often show minor or temporary sensitivity problems during or after the gum bleaching procedure.
The post treatment guidelines suggest brushing your teeth at least 2-3 times a day with a non-abrasive fluoride toothpaste, use of alcohol-free mouthwash, and regular flossing. One must avoid intake of high-sugar food in order to prevent cavities, limited consumption of coffee and soda in order to avoid stains and spots on your teeth.
The estimated time to recover after a smile design treatment usually accounts to 2-4 weeks. However, the post treatment guidelines are to be kept in minds.
The estimated cost of undergoing smile design treatment usually varies between Rs.50,000- Rs. 70,000 depending on the features you want to work on.
The different technological procedures used in the treatment improve your oral and dental conditions by methods of teeth whitening, dentures, tooth implants, gum bleaching etc. The final results of the treatment are permanent that leave you with a perfect smile.
When you think of what strikes you first about anybody, majority of people would say the smile. There is nothing more endearing than a warm, friendly smile. When you think more about it, the smile has a huge emotional component to it. This is in addition to the esthetic and artistic value that a smile carries. There are some people who are renowned for their smiles, which is said to be so bright, which led to the term '1000-watt smile', good enough to light up a big room!
Dentistry has evolved over the last few decades to play a major role in a person's appearance. From the shape and size of the teeth to the contour of the jaws and lips to the angle of the smile, there is something dentists can help with. There are specific proportions that are believed to produce a perfect smile, width of the eyes, distance between the eyes, width of the mouth, etc. With more and people realizing that their smiles can be improved, the demand for these is also increasing.
The new development in improving smile is the Digital Smile Design (DSD) that was developed by a ceramician (technician involved in making ceramic crowns) in Brazil in 2007, Mr. Christian Coachman. This basically involves taking a series of digital photographs and videos of the patient. These are then transferred to the computer and analyzed for the various proportions mentioned above. These images are then manipulated to achieve the correct proportions and reproduce a smile with the correct dimensions. To be doubly sure, these images are also shared with a larger group of dentists and then approval sought.
Detailed discussions are held with the patient on how this will reflect once the change is done. Once changes suggested by the dentist are accepted by the patient and incorporated, then the patient's smile is reconstructed using the calculated analysis and post that the smile correction is done. A successful digital smile design is a great example of teamwork as multidisciplinary teams from dentistry are involved.
The result is an enhanced smile that improves the patient's perception of beauty and also improves their confidence levels and feelings of self-worth and self-esteem. It is to be noted that what a person wants to express with his smile can be taken into account when designing a smile.
The major advantage of DSD is that there is no need for any special equipment and the digital equipment that is part of most dental setups is sufficient to design a smile. Smile designing is only poised to grow more popular in the coming years, with the greater focus on appearance and beauty.
BRACES are devices used to align and straighten teeth and improve your smile and it also aims to improve overall dental health.
There are different types of braces each suitable according to patients convenience.
Smiles that shows an excessive amount of gum greater than 3 mm under the upper lip while speaking and smiling is considered as a gummy smile
1.Abnormal dental eruption
2.Hyperfunction of upper lip elevator muscle
3.The excessive vertical growth of maxillary bone
4.Short upper lip
1. Botox injections have been successful, but the result last only for six months the material is injected into the hyperactive muscle to reduce their activity
4. Surgical lip repositioning results in Shallow vestibule restricting the muscle pull thereby limiting gingival display during smiling
5.Crown lengthening and Crown placement