”All human desires are in some way related to beauty.”
The term Aesthetics is borrowed from the Greek language, where Aesthesia means sensation or sensitivity; Aesthetiki – also Greek –defines anything that cause pleasure when gazed upon.
Why is dental aesthetics important?
As the popularity of aesthetic dentistry rises, an increasing number of patients are on the look out for a treatment that can improve their unaesthetic smile. Today, our specialists have the materials and technology to offer you brilliant aesthetics.
The new Less Aggressive Concept
Our clinic focuses on minimal aggression and invasiveness. Thusly, a less aggressive preparation of teeth provides more predictable results. The more conservative the preparation, the less pain and discomfort.
How can we create a natural smile?
In the aesthetic approach, the patient’s personality and self-esteem have to be take into account. A successful result is possible only when all the factors are included in the evaluation and treatment plan.
To create a natural smile, our specialists take into account facial features, such as:
Senses and balance – Aesthetic beauty refers to composition, symmetry and balance. The doctor has to take into account a patient’s build, size and shape of the face, the fullness of the smile (think Julia Roberts) to achieve dental-facial harmony;
Median line – The median line is located on the centre of the face, perpendicular to the inter-pupil line. It is the vertical line that connects the chin, the inter-dental median line, the nose and the root of the eyebrows; this line helps observe the dynamic of the smile, which is the focal point of onlookers;
Shape and positioning of teeth – to achieve aesthetic harmony, and to best support facial muscles and lips, teeth have to be properly positioned and shaped. The central incisors are pivotal in determining the size and shape or front teeth, as well as achieving correct overlap. Disproportional shaped, too long, too short, too narrow or too wide teeth can cause facial disharmony and functional issues. Also, there are differences in shape and positioning brought upon by the age and sex of the patient, that have to be taken into account. With age, teeth become shorter through wear. The tone of the upper lips decreases with age as well, thusly the lip covers more of the teeth. In young people, when the lip is relaxed, one can still see 2-3 mm of the incisive area of the central incisors, while in older people, one can see a maximum of 1 mm, or the teeth can be completely covered by the lip. Of course, there are wide individual variations. According to sex, teeth can have certain shapes. Male teeth have to convey strength, vigour, rigidity, as manly shapes are cubic in nature. Women have more rounded and gentler shapes, spherical in nature.
The smile line – is the line up to where the upper lip rises when the patient laughs. A pleasant smile is achieved when the angles of the mouth are levelled and parallel with the bi-pupil line, the canines gently touching the lower lip; also, in general, a smile is more attractive when one cannot see gums, or at least not a lot of the gums (maximum 1 mm); one could mention the term “gummy smile”, an unaesthetic smile where one can see too much gum.
Aspect of the gums – for a nice smile , the curved line that unites the collars of the teeth has to be bilaterally symmetric and taller at the level of the central incisors and canines. The pleasant aspect of the gums is also affected by good gum health. A healthy gum is of a pale pink colour and covers the roots of the teeth completely.
Tooth colour – The colour of teeth is important to their attractiveness. If natural teeth are not shining and white, we can beautify them through whitening procedures. These are harmless, do not attack the surface and are spectacular, especially if we need to lighten the colour by several shades. Our in-house system is called Britesmile and is the only one accredited by the ADA (American Dental Association).
Bad positioning and crowding – Another important aesthetic factor is perfect alignment of teeth on the dental arches. In case of crowding and atypical positioning, this can be achieved through the application of facets and crowns or by the use of dental apparatuses. Besides the aesthetic benefits, aligning your teeth also helps their natural functions.
What procedures can bring us to dental aesthetic perfection?
At the IDENTIS clinic, we use multiple procedures to create natural, beautiful smile:
Dental whitening with Britesmile
Full ceramic jackets
Ceramic jackets on zirconium supports
Crown obstructions using naturally coloured composites.
Inlays and outlays.
For more details, please access our “Prosthetics” and “Dental Whitening” pages.