A beautiful smile can do wonders in improving the overall appearance of a person’s face; the beauty of a bright smile can instantly make a face much more attractive and welcoming. However, bright and white teeth are not the only aspects that make up the beauty of a smile – there are some other factors that are taken into consideration when the overall beauty of a smile is regarded, and these factors need to be taken into consideration as well in the planning of cosmetic dentistry treatments.
A smile design is a treatment plan used in cosmetic dentistry to make sure that the most effective solutions are given to each of the concerns that need to be addressed, in the course of the entire treatment. The smile design includes a thorough assessment of the patient by a dentist during the consultation phase, so that both the dentist and the patient can work on formulating a treatment plan that will achieve the best results. A smile design will also take into consideration the width of the patient’s mouth, the position of the eyes, and the shape of the jaw – in the formulation of the necessary treatment plan.
The smile design will enable the patient to have a clear image of what the end result of the cosmetic dentistry treatment will appear, before the actual treatment can even be started. This instills confidence and reassurance on the part of the patient, since the previously unknown end result can already be visualised before the dental procedure begins.