Dental Aesthetics


There are several factors that affect the aesthetics of a single tooth. The most important are the color and shape of the tooth.

The color and shape of your teeth are determined before you are born. In the womb, your teeth have started to form as buds. Apart from genetics, some diseases of the mother or the drugs she used can also affect the color and shape of the teeth.

Everyone wishes to have white, “pearl-like” teeth when they smile. For this, all the factors that make up the smile should be examined. The most important factor is the aesthetics of the teeth. The color of your teeth is determined with the help of color scales with various tones.

Generally, white teeth are found to be more aesthetic. The harmony of tooth color with skin, lip and gingival color is also important. Lightening the natural tooth color can only be achieved with teeth whitening. In some cases, the color and shape of the teeth can be improved by coating them with porcelain.

The shape of the teeth can vary according to age, gender and person to person. In general, teeth appear more aesthetic when there is a ratio of 70-80% between the width and height of the teeth. With aging, because of the loss of substance in the teeth, the length of the teeth becomes shorter and the tips become sharper.

For a younger smile, the lost enamel needs to be restored again
The tips of the teeth are very important in determining the shape of the teeth. Over time, the loss of substance with wear on the teeth becomes evident. Sharper corners occur at the ends of the teeth. Sharp corners show a harsh and aged appearance, while rounded transitions create a warmer and younger look. It is only possible to compensate for the existing material loss with aesthetic restorative procedures. In addition to single tooth aesthetics, gums and the aesthetics of a whole smile should also be evaluated at this stage.