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Smile Designing

Create beautiful, functional and perfect Smile

Smile Design is a craft; a piece of art that, through science and technique, can create the perfect individual smile design. Proper aesthetics is a highly individual goal, softer features or a vigorous dominant demeanour will be reflected in a smile, displayed through size and shape of a patient’s teeth. The same basic rules apply when making someone’s smile look good. The front teeth should be dominantly displayed to create a harmony with the rest of the face – this is where science meets art.

Cosmetic Dentistry is all about improving the smile: tooth whitening, straightening, crowns, veneers, cosmetic dentures, etc. However, the smile is not just about teeth, but improving the muscle tone and the slackness of the face that can come with age or with poor tooth structure. Smile design is essentially a dental facelift. Facial rejuvenation through dentistry has an amazing anti-ageing effect. Teeth are vitally important when it comes to smile design, but the gums and the lips need to come into consideration when dealing with the overall frame.

mmetry around the centreline of our face is of great importance for an aesthetically pleasing smile.

Even when this is not 100% possible, the illusion of symmetry should be created. The front two upper central incisors should be symmetrical in size, length and shape.

Ideally the smile line should be aligned so it is parallel to the horizontal.

The edges of your upper teeth should follow the curvature of the lower lip when you smile.

With a narrow smile, the side teeth are often in shadow. This leaves dark triangles. A wider smile allows one to see the ideal progression from the front to the back teeth, this is more attractive!

The gum line connects the highest points of the gum levels(zenith) of the upper teeth. Ideally this line should follow the line of the upper lip, to ensure minimum gum exposure and optimum display of the teeth on smiling.

The main axis of the tooth inclines backward from tip to gum from the incisors to the canines.

 It is lowest on central incisors and gradually move upwards towards the canines. The shape of the tooth will influence this contact point.

It is difficult to provide magic numbers to define adequate tooth dimension and relative proportion. Perception of symmetry, dominance and proportion are influenced by many factors, and should be adapted for every personal smile.

A young smile has a gull shape whereas a more mature smile exhibits a flatter appearance.

nterincisal Angles are the small triangular spaces between the tips of the teeth. These are artistically created by the ceramist and dentist to ensure a natural look.

Lips are to teeth as a frame is to a picture! The shape, fullness and symmetry of your lips can be optimised for the ideal smile.

um tissue should have a light pink colour and firm texture without any swelling or bleeding. The papillae must completely fill the gap between teeth to avoid any visible black triangles.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Dentistry is no longer just a case of filling and taking out teeth. Nowadays many people turn to cosmetic dentistry, or ‘aesthetic dentistry’, as a way of improving their appearance. They do this in the same way they might use cosmetic surgery or even a new hairstyle. The treatments can be used to straighten, lighten, reshape and repair teeth. Cosmetic treatments include veneers, crowns, bridges, tooth-coloured fillings, implants and tooth whitening.