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Smile Design – Modern, Functional Art

Designing the perfect smile is an art with many considerations that many times go unnoticed.

Did you know that for example, for a smile to be considered attractive besides the whiteness of teeth, the appropriate size proportion to the face is also important?

Smile design is an art wherein esthetic fuses perfectly with health and functionality.

A little bit of history, our smiles have always been a source of wonder since we express our emotions with it and the whole mouth in itself is the main organ used for verbal communication. It has been discovered that the Phoenicians (800 BC) and Etruscians (900 BC) already started their quest for beautiful teeth, they would carve animal tusks to mimic the shape, form and hue of natural teeth.

Although dentistry is a very important discipline nowadays it wasn´t until the 18th century that it was recognized as an independent discipline, different from others. Pierre Fauchard, the leader of the movement that impulsed dentistry to where it is now promoted esthetic practices in dentistry early on.

There is so much that goes into consideration for an esthetic makeover, the whole masticatory system needs to be functional and stable, and to achieve this all of the components such as teeth,tissues, joints, muscles and skeletal structures need to function harmoniously.

Esthetics is important but it goes hand in hand with the necessities of each patient. In order to achieve a successful, beautiful, healthy and functional smile design it is necessary to have a deep understanding of how all supporting oral structures work together. These structures include, bones, muscles, joints, gingival tissues and occlusion.

A harmonious and esthetic smile integrates perfectly the facial and dental composition. The facial composition is made up of the hard and soft tissues of the face while the dental composition has more to do with teeth and their relationship with gingival tissue.

As with any type of cosmetic surgery, cosmetic dentistry has guidelines to create a beautiful picture perfect smile.

Contact Prisma today and consider all the options available to transform your smile into one people will never forget.

By: Prisma Dental

For any questions about our dental services you can contact us at or to our phone numbers: (506) 2291-5151 in Costa Rica or toll free at 866-741-8194 in United States.

Smile Design – Modern, Functional Art
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