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In Esthetic Dentistry, smile design translates to conceptualizing and creating a smile that fits the receiver's facial features. The latest smile designs are sometimes influenced by social trends but it's important to personalize it based on the patient's preferences. Demographical analysis of the receiving patient is very important, since the patient's perception of the perfect smile could be indirectly or directly infected by the cultural background, ethnic, or racial concepts of beauty and may vary somehow from a country to another.

At IDH our International dental clinic in Antalya-Turkey, before creating a smile, the specialist doctor collects data from the receiving patient. The doctor conducts a comprehensive dental examination including but not limited to dental radio-graphs, mock ups, photos of the oral cavity, a meticulous clinical examination of the teeth and surrounding tissues, treatment or any infections or diseases if any exist. Only after a complete treatment of the existing diseases can the doctor design the perfect smile. 
The clinical examination includes thorough analysis of the following but is not limited to; 

  • Smile analysis
  • Temporomandibular joints
  • Occlusion
  • Detecting defects
  • Periodontal tissues analysis
  • Soft tissues analysis
  • Joint and jaw positioning
  • Anterior teeth positioning

The analyses in addition to others are performed using the latest technologies and state-of-the-art machinery in our dental clinic. These analyses give the doctor guidance upon deciding which treatment is the most suitable to the patient. For anterior guidance the doctor examines the maxillary cuspids. If the occlusion is designed according to the aforementioned it helps improve its longevity as well as the anterior teeth and therefore the overall aesthetic semblance. 

Receiving a smile design treatment helps prevent dental diseases and periodontal diseases, this is due to the pressure equally distributed upon the oral cavity and across the axis of the teeth. This redirection of Occlusal forces helps prevents potential joint issues resulting from long-term incorrect chewing or deviated closing and opening of the jaw. 

While creating a new smile the specialist doctors takes into consideration the patient facial features as well as their ages and habits such as excessive smoking or tea and coffee consumption. In order to achieve the best result possible our specialist doctor applies Esthetic concepts that help harmonize the facial features of the patient with the dental-facial composition and conceptualization. The dental-facial composition includes the lips, jaw, alveolar bone, gingival tissues and the smile and it is used to decide the size of the smile to be applied as well as the degree of teeth whitening required based on the patient's skin tone and under tones which vary from olive to blue to a mix of the latter.