Nowadays, more and more patients are demanding more and more treatments with aesthetic but also natural results for their smile. This is how treatments such as smile design come about.
Because people most often demand that the appearance of the tooth to be repaired or replaced should fit naturally in their mouth, so that no one can tell whether treatment has been performed.
As a result, new technologies, such as smile design software, and dental techniques are being developed to meet these current patient needs.
What is Smile Design Software?
Smile design software is a computer program that allows us to digitally plan and recreate the treatment we are going to submit the patient to.
This program allows the dentist to study the different esthetic options in terms of size, shape, color or position of the tooth or teeth.
It also allows to visualize the final result of the smile, having more control over it and being able to have a more realistic vision of what the patient’s final smile will look like.
What is smile design?
It is a comprehensive treatment involving several professionals. Depending on the characteristics of each person, the design of an attractive smile involves working on dental, gingival and perioral esthetics.
The objective is to improve the shape, position, size and color of the teeth, in addition to achieving a harmonious and proportionate relationship between the teeth and the gums, lips and other facial elements such as the chin and nose.
To do this, a thorough preliminary study of the patient’s particular characteristics must be carried out, using photographs and the smile design software, capable of showing the results that will be obtained with the treatment.
To correct the existing disharmonies in the teeth, the dentist will resort to practices such as the placement of porcelain veneers on their surface, although materials such as zirconium, glass or lithium disilicate can also be used.
At other times, tooth whitening may be chosen, but it is not usually sufficient. Smile design goes much further and also includes orthodontic treatments and techniques aimed at improving the appearance of the gums.
Likewise, patients should keep in mind that the results of a smile design are not immediate, but rather the process is prolonged over time and, depending on whether the case is complicated, it may take longer.
In any case, it should also be known that if you place your trust in quality professionals, the results will be worth it and you will notice it whenever you smile.
What are the advantages of smile design treatment?
The main advantage or benefit you will notice is that your dentist will be able to plan your treatment in detail thanks to the functionalities provided by the smile design software:
– It measures the proportions of the patient’s face, as well as the shape of the face. Based on these measurements and the shape of the face, it suggests which types of teeth look best.
– It works with different photographs of the patient. This allows the dentist to study the patient’s teeth and smile from different angles.
– It has a gallery of teeth. The dentist can experiment with the different types of teeth according to size, shape, color or position, before choosing the definitive ones.
– Facilitates drawing tools. Thus, the dentist will be able to make annotations, point out areas of the face or draw smile lines, allowing a better study of the case.
Do you need a smile design treatment?
In Cervantes Dental Clinic in Granada we care about your health and dental aesthetics, so we advise you properly to treat your specific case.
As we always say, each one of us is different, and so is our case. For this reason, personalized and attentive service is our daily routine.
Smile is a universal language. Come to our dental clinic in Granada and we will advise you. First appointment free of charge!