Space Closure For Front Teeth With Smile Designing
- Dr Rohan Virani on 2/21/2022

When it comes to re-creating a patient’s smile, it is not as simple as placing veneers or crowns on teeth that are whiter and brighter than the patient’s existing dentition. The smile is an important reflection of one’s self along with communicating a variety of emotions to those around us and it is unique to each individual person.

This article provides an overview of the case of a 35-year-old male patient who worked in the cruise industry and was willing for smile designing treatment in a definitive time period as he had to go back to work post-vacation. There were many factors that were carefully evaluated in creating a smile that is esthetically pleasing to the doctor and the patient. Even after a digital simulation of a patient’s final smile, there are many principles that must be evaluated by the treating dentist.

In this case, creating an ideal smile as desired by the patient required a combination of orthodontic and cosmetic dentistry. Thus indirect restoration is going to be the part of the final treatment plan that was consulted in the early phase of treatment planning, involving the dental technician, thus helping to address and execute the treatment plan for the patient in a phase-wise manner.

After having a proper discussion with the patient the planned treatment was started accordingly after a  thorough review of the patient’s medical and dental history, a comprehensive dental examination is completed, including a proper radiographic assessment.

Any significant dental treatment that includes proper documentation of the patient’s smile with the help of photographs is important. This is the extra-oral and intra-oral pre-operative radiograph of the patient showing mal-positioning of the teeth, with the presence of diastema.