Professional Smile Designing

Smile Designing
We live in a beauty conscious society. No wonder, the smile on the face adds to one?s charms & beauty but it has a more important role of improving one?s self image. It is rightly said that smile is a curve that sets everything straight.

Procedure

Aesthetic dentistry usually requires a lot of teamwork. Teeth which are not in the proper position, are generally corrected by moving the teeth into the correct position. Such movements may be very minor or gross shifting around of teeth. A dental specialist, known as an “Orthodontist” does shifting of teeth. If the shifting is minor, it may take only a couple of months, but gross shifting may take upto two years and involve full fledged wiring of the teeth.

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Ceramic Veneer

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Ceramic Veneer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In case time is not available or movement of teeth with wires is not feasible, certain malpositions of teeth can be rectified by reshaping teeth by grinding and adding special materials which have the look and texture of natural teeth. Such a job can be achieved within a matter of days. Another specialist, the “Periodontist” plays a role when a discrepancy of the gums to the teeth is to be corrected. Such corrections usually require a minor surgical procedure. A Periodontist also surgically removes pigments or stains in the gums.

The Cosmetic Dentist:
The cosmetic dentist looks into and rectifies other situations once the tooth movement and gum correction are done. These corrections are done by a variety of techniques. It is possible to directly bond “composite”, a tooth colored restorative material, over the teeth to reshape, rectify size and color of the teeth. If the problem is severe, the cosmetic dentist uses veneers made of ceramic based materials to rectify the problem. There are many aids and tools available to be able to re-design a smile as perfectly as possible. Computer aided graphics, mock ups with special materials, etc., are some techniques which give both, the patient as well as the dentist, a good idea of what will look good and what will not.

Smile re-designing is more like a painting than just a dental procedure. The ultimate result depends on the artistic skills of the dentist, just as the artistic skills of a painter dictate the end result of a painting. The small delicate touch is what distinguishes a class work of art from just a technically correct job.