Our task, as the doctors of the Aesthetic Dentistry Studio is – as the name suggests – not only complementing the missing teeth or restoring lost chewing or speaking functions, but also restoring the aesthetics – a beautiful, natural smile and facial features.
The following four factors affecting aesthetics have been adopted in stomatology:
- Shape dependence – teeth should harmonise with the face, lips and gums contour;
- Ideal proportions – based on the letter T scheme;
- Perspective and illusion – enabling emphasizing or hiding certain anatomical features.
- Symmetry – based on controlling the size and shape of both sides of the face in relation to the medial line
The concept of aesthetics is not always unambiguous in stomatology. Even snow-white, straight teeth will not be aesthetic if they pose a detached part of the whole, while the other ones are different.
A patient is entitled to demand that no one around him realizes he has been visiting a dental office. In many cases a photo taken before teeth loss or insightful conversation revealing patient’s expectations may be helpful.
Currently, technological possibilities and colour gamut are so huge, that both a normal filling and a prosthetic restoration may be and should be indistinguishable. Additionally, so called colour modifiers enable creating artificial sediment, coating, enamel cracks, and even imitate artificial fillings.