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Mock-up Work At Smile Makeover

Aiming to improve dental aesthetics and making individuals’ smiles more beautiful and attractive, smile design is a comprehensive dental treatment approach.
In this process, the current condition of patients’ teeth and surrounding tissues is evaluated and a series of treatment plans are created in line with the desired results. At this stage, dentists and aesthetic specialists use a method called “mock-up” work to pre-visualise how patients’ smiles will look.

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What Is Smile Makeover (Smile Design)?

Smile Makeover, also known as smile design, is a term used in dental aesthetics and cosmetic dentistry. Its main purpose is to make the patient’s smile more aesthetically attractive and beautiful. Such procedures deal with the colour, shape, size and arrangement of the teeth, making patients’ smiles more beautiful, natural and harmonious. Smile design is planned in accordance with the person’s facial structure, gender, age and personal preferences. Therefore, the needs and wishes of each individual are different. The smile design process requires a personalised approach.

The mock-up temporarily changes the patient’s tooth structure to replicate the real results. Thus, it becomes possible for the patient to get a better idea about the treatment process and results. In addition, smile design allows a better implementation of the treatment plan.

Which Procedures Does Smile Design Consist Of?

Smile design is the process of aesthetic correction and improvement of a person’s teeth, gums and oral structure. This process involves various procedures to achieve a smile that is harmonious with the individual’s facial features, skin tone, lips and other facial features.These procedures vary depending on the needs and goals of the person.

From this point of view, it includes the following procedures:
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Porcelain Laminates (Veneers)
  • Porcelain Crowns (Veneers)
  • Tooth Fillings
  • Orthodontic Treatment
  • Dental Implants
  • Gingivoplasty
  • Corrective Jaw Surgery

How To Make Smile Makeover?

Smile makeover is performed by correcting the colour, shape, size and arrangement of the person’s teeth, improving gingival aesthetics and designing a smile suitable for facial features. In this context, the steps of the smile design process:

  • Firstly, a detailed dental examination is performed by a dentist or aesthetic dentist. The existing tooth structure, gums and oral health of the person are evaluated.
  • The dentist plans a suitable smile design by taking into account the patient’s facial features, lip structure, skin tone and general smile features.
  • Tooth colour and tooth shape are determined in accordance with the patient’s face and aesthetic preferences. If the tooth colour is not naturally white, a teeth whitening procedure can be applied.
  • If the teeth need to be whitened, a whiter appearance of the teeth is achieved by using teeth whitening methods.
  • Missing or damaged teeth are corrected using fillings and veneers. Porcelain veneers are one of the preferred options to cover the front surface of the teeth and provide an aesthetic appearance.
  • If there are gum problems affecting the smile, gum correction can be performed to correct gum aesthetics.
  • Veneers are thin porcelain layers that are applied to the front surface of the teeth and are a popular option to correct discolouration and deformities.
  • If the teeth are uneven or crowded, orthodontic treatment (such as braces or clear aligners) can help to align the teeth correctly.
  • Natural tooth appearance and function can be achieved by replacing missing teeth with implants.
  • After the smile design is completed, regular dental check-ups and good oral hygiene habits ensure that the results obtained will last for a long time.

Who Are Suitable Candidates For Smile Design?

Smile design is suitable for anyone who wants to change their teeth aesthetically and functionally. Suitable candidates in this context are:

  • Those who want to improve their dental aesthetics
  • Those with discoloured or stained teeth
  • Those with gaps or crowding in their teeth
  • Those with broken or worn teeth
  • Those who are unhappy with the shape or size of their teeth
  • Those with gummy smile (excess gum) problem
  • Those with fillings, veneers or similar restorations on their teeth

What Are The Advantages Of Smile Design?

Smile design offers many advantages to users. Among these advantages are the following:

  • Smile design allows you to get a more beautiful and attractive smile by correcting aesthetic problems such as colour, shape, size and alignment of the teeth.
  • Factors such as smoking, consumption of products such as coffee, tea, red wine or aging can cause discolouration and stains on the teeth.
  • Thanks to smile design, you can make your teeth whiter and smoother.
  • Teeth deformities or size differences may not be aesthetically pleasing and these problems can be eliminated with smile design. For example, small teeth can be enlarged with fillings or veneers, while large teeth can be shaped.
  • Irregular alignment, crowding or spacing of the teeth can negatively affect the smile. Orthodontic treatments or methods such as porcelain veneers can help to organise the teeth.
  • Correct alignment of the teeth can help facial features appear more symmetrical.
  • Having an aesthetically beautiful smile can increase self-confidence and encourage a more positive lifestyle.

What Is a Mock-up Study?

“Mock-up study” is a term generally used in dentistry and aesthetic dental treatments. In dentistry, it is a preliminary study used to understand how the patient wants to see their teeth and to predict future treatment results.

Dentists use mock-up studies to show and discuss different treatment options to solve patients’ aesthetic dental problems. This study is done by applying a temporary material over the patient’s real teeth.

How To Make a Mock-up Study?

Mock-up study is a method that provides a preview of the result by temporarily placing the prosthetic teeth used in the treatment planning process in dentistry. The patient and dentist evaluate the aesthetic and functional result of the teeth.

These temporary prostheses, which are usually made of ceramic, help the treatment to proceed in the right direction and the permanent prostheses are made with the approval of the patient.

What Should Be Considered Before And After The Application?

Before dental work, the patient’s dental health is assessed, allergies and medical history are taken into consideration. Pre-procedure planning and patient expectations are clarified. After the procedure, appropriate care instructions are given and regular controls are provided. In this way, the smile design process is carried out successfully.

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