Many dentists do smile design, veneers or rehabilitation cases in a non-systematic approach or might focus on their speciality as orthodontists focus on alignment, arrangements and bite, Conservative dentists on form and colour, Periodontologists on Gum health, colour and emergence profile. During their analysis, they might miss esthetic parameters that might affect the final results. That attitude of having a fast approach or a non-systematic approach in analysis and planning will come at a price, might result in negative consequences that might affect people appearance, health, function, confidence and happiness. In general, Smile design involves analysis of Size, shape, shade, Symmetry, Synergy, Alignment, proportions of teeth and gingiva aiming to improve Esthetics, Physiological health, psychological status and Function. Moving from static analysis to dynamic and from 2d to 3d will boost accuracy and result in better results, more success and less possibility of failure.
- Understanding that esthetic rehabilitation is complex treatment that involves multiple specialty aimed to employ aspects as:
- Aesthetics as Size, shape, shade, symmetry, synergy, alignment and proportions.
- Functions as Phonation, mastication and swallowing.
- BioPhysiologic status: Overall health, health of teeth and health of surrounding tissues.
- Psychological aspects: as confidence, self-esteem and emotional prospective.
- Sociological considerations: as effect of beauty and confidence on interpersonal relations in work, home and other social interactions from acceptance to attractiveness.
- Applying a systematic approach that we all could follow in esthetic cases to avoid error, decrease risk and improve results.
- Relate many factors to the success in esthetic dentistry as doctor skills, Patient conditions, concerns and cooperation, doctor- patient communication, nature of the problem, technology and materials availability.
- Using recent trends in esthetic planning as Dynamics, 3D Technology and face scanning.
- Relate and interpret CBCT and Cephalometry in Diagnosis and analysis phase.