What's Hollywood Smile?
Developments in technology in recent years have created a new trend in dentistry; we have started to hear the name “Smile Design”.
Hollywood stars smile confidently in their daily lives and on the red carpet, right? If you want to have a smile like them, that's not impossible. Moreover, you can have your smile design done and get back to work within a few hours of your lunch break!
The development of strong bonding systems allowed laminates to be used daily. Zirconium and Empress porcelains have also been used frequently for a flawless aesthetic. In addition, with the development of laser technology, gums and lip area have become perfectly editable in just minutes. People try to take advantage of these benefits of technology at lunch breaks, even on a busy schedule. Hollywood smile is one of the most common practices in our dental clinic nowadays.
“Now it's easy to have perfect teeth, lips and gums for a perfect smile. As a result of a good analysis by your dentist, you can have a beautiful 'Hollywood Smile' that will make your friends jealous.”
How is The Smile Aesthetics Treatment applied?
In recent years, erbium lasers have been used frequently in the field of smile aesthetics. This technique is used in patients whom a large portion of gums appears during a smile. Thanks to erbium lasers, it is possible to withdraw the patient's gums as much as we want without the need for surgery. In this way, more teeth and less gum is provided to appear. In doing so, the harmony and the ratio between the length of the crowns of the teeth (appearing parts of the teeth in the mouth) and lips, face and other surrounding tissues should be evaluated very well.
Facial analysis: Facial features of the patient are determined. According to these characteristics, it is planned what to do in the mouth. According to facial characteristics, dental structure is determined and, if necessary, the procedures that be done in the other areas of the face will be included in the planning taking into account other medical branches. As a result of this, the teeth, lips and face lines will appear proportionate to each other as a result of the treatment, and we want to achieve the 'golden proportion'.
Laminate porcelain: Porcelain laminates consist of a thin and semi-permeable porcelain layer. Laminates are glued to the tooth surface by using strong adhesive systems in a special method. The correct diagnosis and the applying to the right place, the right tooth and the correct patient type will prolong the lives of these porcelain leaflets. It is not appropriate to apply in patients with severe tooth-tightening habits and in those with large fillings. Laminates are porcelains that provide maximum aesthetic with minimal tooth abrasions. Because of their light transmittance, they are not distinguished from natural teeth, and the color doesn’t change. It doesn't feel like there's a foreign body in the mouth.
Zirconium porcelain: As a result of the loss of materials of any teeth, the cavities occur in the tooth, and the neighboring tooth moves into this space. Thus, the structure and shape of the mouth are disrupted. Accordingly, the mouth closure and chewing force also change. The gaps in the defective teeth that do not interfere for a long time increase. Therefore, these gaps are filled by crown or bridge by considering the size and number of the space. Metal support is used in these processes. Today, full porcelain crown bridges without metal fused are provided to remove the internal cavity without using any metal.
Zirconium porcelain is used in place of metal fused porcelain for bridge teeth. The biggest advantage of the "Full Porcelain Bridge", also called "Metals-Free Bridge" or "Bridges without Metal Fused", is that it provides a full aesthetic appearance in the bridges in the back area with the very high endurance it achieves. When the gum is pulled, the full porcelain maintains their aesthetic appearance, but the metal porcelains create a bad image in the area where they are combined with the tooth.
In full porcelain, there is no allergy risk which might be with the materials such as nickel and silver used in infrastructure.
Empress crowns: It is called crown to cover a single tooth in order to repair it, and bridge to the process applied to fill the gap by using adjacent teeth in case of one or more missing teeth. In crown-bridge construction; aesthetic results are obtained by using lamina crowns, metal-fused porcelain crowns and porcelain crowns without meta-fused.
In the front teeth where aesthetic is important, successful results are obtained with porcelain crowns without metal-fused. In this way, the patient can have an aesthetic smile that gives the same appearance as natural teeth.
Dental implants: Dental Implants are the artificial roots made of titanium, usually screw-shaped, placed in the jaw bone, in order to make a crown, bridge or a movable prosthesis. Unlike natural teeth, the implant must be fully coupled to the jaw bone.
For the realization of this combination, it should be waiting for 2-3 months after placing the implant on the jawbone. At the end of this period, prosthesis construction can be started by placing appropriate supports on the implant.
When a single tooth loss is treated by traditional methods, two adjacent teeth should be cut off and bridge treatment should be applied. However, when implant-fused crowns are made in place of the missing teeth area, the presence of adjacent teeth and dental health are preserved.
In more than one missing tooth, the traditional method is to complete missing teeth with bridges or movable partitioned dentures. With fixed prostheses with implant support, there will be no need to cut the existing teeth, or use the moving prostheses.
In case of a total edentulism, it can perform fully fixed dentures by placing 6-8 implants into the jawbone of the patients who do not want or cannot to use total dentures.
In a condition of the jaw bone is not suitable for a fixed prosthesis, an implant-supported movable prosthesis can be applied by placing minimum of two implants. In this way, the patient is free from problems such as dislocations or movement in total prostheses.