Does Smile Design Damage Natural Teeth?

What is Smile Design?

Smile design is an aesthetically-oriented procedure in the field of dentistry. This procedure involves various treatments on the teeth to improve the patient’s smile. In particular, treatment is applied on the color, shape, size and arrangement of the teeth. The aim is to achieve a smile that best suits the patient’s face shape, skin tone and personal preferences. Smile design is usually performed with treatments such as porcelain laminates, zirconium veneers, teeth whitening.


Does Smile Design Damage Natural Teeth?

The issue of whether smile design damages natural teeth is highly controversial. However, when treated correctly, smile design does not cause permanent damage to natural teeth. During the treatment process, the dentist takes into account the patient’s tooth structure and oral health and works precisely to achieve the best possible result.


Which Procedures are Performed in Smile Design?

The smile design procedure is planned individually for the patient and may involve a combination of different methods. The following procedures can be performed during the treatment process:

  1. Tooth Whitening: It is a treatment method used to lighten the color of the teeth and achieve a whiter appearance.
  2. Porcelain Laminate Application: These are thin porcelain veneers bonded to the front surfaces of the teeth. These veneers do not damage the natural tooth structure while improving the shape, color and size of the teeth.
  3. Zirconium Veneers: These are veneers made of durable and aesthetically pleasing zirconium material. While improving the aesthetic appearance of the teeth, it does not damage the natural tooth structure.
  4. Elimination of Tooth Deficiencies: Tooth deficiencies can be treated with methods such as implants or porcelain bridges. While these methods cover tooth deficiencies, they do not damage the natural tooth structure.

Does smile design hurt?

Smile design provides long-lasting results when applied correctly. However, the patient must pay attention to oral hygiene and care.

How long does a smile design take?

The smile design process varies depending on the patient’s needs and preferences.

What should be considered after smile design?

After a smile makeover, it is important to have regular dental cleanings and follow the dentist’s recommendations. It is also important to avoid hard and hot foods.

Can smile design be applied to everyone?

Smile design can be applied to patients who generally have healthy teeth and gums. The dentist evaluates the patient’s oral health and recommends an appropriate treatment plan.

Dr. Dt. Ahmet Keski
Dr. Dt. Ahmet Keski