What is aesthetic dentistry?
It is an important branch of dentistry that deals with the reorganization of the mouth and tooth area in terms of health and aesthetics. Its main theme is a healthy smile design. Smile design is to renew the ideal smile personally with health and naturalness. The important thing is to create the aesthetic smile that suits you within the medical rules. In addition to their main functions (chewing, speaking, etc.), our teeth also greatly affect our self-esteem in society. Our smile is a very important factor in our communication with people. Color and deformities in the teeth can cause problems in the individual, up to psychological disturbances. Studies have shown that an individual who trusts his smile is much happier and more successful in his social, business and daily life compared to other individuals. Our teeth reflect our smile and our smile reflects our energy. A beautiful smile means personal self-confidence.

The branch of science that deals with this in dentistry is called 'aesthetic dentistry'.

There is a harmony between natural teeth and face shape. For example, if you have an oval face, the teeth are oval or nearly ovale in shape. Square faces will look better with square, angular, and round faces on round faces. Sometimes we find it difficult to achieve this harmony and resort to some illusions. For example, a person who is not fat and has a long face can make the face look thinner and longer by making long teeth.

If there is a color problem in the tongue, first of all polishing should be done and then teeth whitening should be done. If the applied treatment does not give results (it is difficult to achieve the desired result with tooth whitening in some discolorations), coating the tooth surfaces with porcelain laminate veneers or composite filling material will be the appropriate treatment. In some cases, both can be applied.

If there are deformities in the teeth, an effective solution can be provided with porcelain laminate veneers. In this case, for example, your lateral tooth, which is very small, will be aesthetically appealing with porcelain laminate veneers that are affixed on the front surface of the tooth with very little abrasion. If there is a gap in the teeth (diastema), the closest treatment method is porcelain laminate veneer applications or composite applications. With these techniques, the gaps between teeth can be easily closed. If there are abrasions on the front teeth and fractures on the ends, you can easily achieve an aesthetic smile with the same methods. If there are old fillings in the anterior teeth, these fillings should be renewed and evaluated aesthetically. However, this situation is related to the planning of the physician, as we said at the beginning. For example, in an individual who consumes large amounts of tea, coffee and cigarettes, the filling edges will be recolored in a short time. In this case, the most suitable solution will be porcelain laminate veneers. The reason is that the laminas absorb color.

Another point to be considered in color problems in teeth is the skin color of the person. Skin color is very effective in determining the color of the application to be made. In individuals with dark skin color, very light colored teeth will distract the image from naturalness. In individuals with light skin, these teeth will look much more natural and aesthetic.

If there is a crooked teeth, orthodontic treatment (braces) should be recommended first. Thus, the teeth will be healthy and ideal aesthetics will be provided with the most protective method. Proper alignment of teeth is as important as effective chewing and proper speech in aesthetic interview.


The health of the gums is the most important criterion in oral and dental health. But sometimes even if the gums are healthy, it may spoil your appearance, even the most beautiful teeth may not look impressive. Healthy gums appear pink and orange peel. Gums that look swollen, red and shiny due to periodental disease must be treated.