The Hollywood Smile design is the process that makes or breaks the procedure. It is what would help you achieve the most natural smile makeover possible. But before getting into the ins and outs of the Hollywood Smile design process, let us first talk about the Hollywood Smile procedure.
Despite being one of the most common practices in cosmetic dentistry, not many are familiar with it. The procedure of the Hollywood Smile gets its name from Hollywood, where actors and actresses all share a mutual glow of the pearly whites. In no time, the procedure began to appeal to the demographic outside of Hollywood and now it’s the number 1 cosmetic dentistry procedure.
What Is the Hollywood Smile?
The Hollywood Smile is a practice in cosmetic dentistry that varies in terms of types. While there are many types of the Hollywood Smile procedure, they all share the same concept and procedure overview.
In essence, the Hollywood Smile procedure uses veneers, which are tooth shapes shells to hide natural of acquired defects. To achieve this, your dentist places the veneers on top of your teeth and cements them in place.
There are a quite a few number of veneers which your dentist can use for the Hollywood Smile procedure. For instance there is the laminate veneers, the lumineers and finally the composite veneers. All of these vary slightly in regards to the procedure, material, and even costs.
The most common veneers in the Hollywood Smile procedure are laminate veneers. These are what you see most celebrities sporting because they offer high coverage, last long, and are very durable.
What Goes into the Hollywood Smile Design
For starters, the Hollywood Smile procedure consists of a few important steps. They are the following:
1- Routine Exam
Your dentist will run a general oral exam to make sure your oral health is okay.
2- Hollywood Smile Design
There are many techniques available now to conduct the Hollywood Smile design procedure. But at Dentakay we only offer the latest technologies for this process. We’ll discuss that more in details below. But for now, we’ll only talk briefly about the Hollywood Smile design process.
This process refers to the customization of the procedure. And it is what gives the end result the natural aesthetic appeal. Of course, if only done right.
So factors from the shape of the veneers to the color all go into the equation. And therefore, the better the technologies are for designing your Hollywood Smile, the better the results.
3- Manufacturing Veneers
Now after designing the veneers, it is time to manufacture them. Likewise, there are multiples ways to do this. There’s the traditional way of sending the impressions to another lab. The lab then handles the printing of the veneers and all in all the process can take anywhere between a month to a month and a half give or take.
The better alternative is to adopt the Trishape technology otherwise known as the CAD/CAM technique. At Dentakay, we exclusively use this. And it is not only highly customizable and produces a better fit, but also it is very much time efficient. Instead of sending the impressions of your mouth to another lab, we use a software that takes the impressions and 3D prints your Hollywood Smile design. So you can now get your Hollywood Smile in just a day or 2 instead of the typical wait duration of a month. It has opened the field of same day dentistry.
After printing your veneers, it is then time to cement them in place. To do this, your dentist will apply a special material then place your veneers and cure them with blue light. The blue light will help the cementing material dry quicker.
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Typically, to design your Hollywood Smile, your doctor will need to take impressions of your mouth. And in the past, this was only possible through biting a mold. As in, your dentist will have you bite onto a mold to achieve a replica of your mouth. Following this, they will send the mold to an off-site laboratory that will take care of the printing process. This is what we call the traditional process. And as old and time-consuming it is, many clinics still offer this.
But at Dentakay, we have long switched to cutting-edge technology. Instead of doing all this manual work, we have considered going digital.
With technologies such as the Trishape (3Shape or CAD/CAM), the customization process is impeccable. The software is connected to a camera that then captures footage from the inside of your mouth as well as outside. The software then studies this footage and along with your natural lip and jaw movements, designs the best fitting veneers.
This type of Hollywood Smile design also determines the color of the veneers. Instead of having a uniform shade for all teeth, the software can make a single veneer consist of more than one shade. This is what gives the Hollywood Smile the ability to reflect light as natural teeth.
Advantages of Modern Hollywood Smile
1- Provides Extremely Natural
Unlike with traditional methods for Hollywood Smile design, the software takes far more information for the data. For instance, the conventional techniques merely study the positioning of your teeth. Whereas 3Shape technology studies your facial features and natural movement of lips.
Moreover, there is the aspect of designing the shades of veneers. The software can perform this with more accuracy taking into consideration your skin complexion and the color of neighboring teeth. With this information it can find the best matching color of veneers during your Hollywood Smile design process.
2- It Is Very Quick
All in all, the process doesn’t take minutes. From the Hollywood Smile design process to the printing; you can get your smile makeover in just a few hours. Traditionally, this would take between a month to a month and a half. But now, it can take a mere day or two to get the smile of your dreams.
3- Very Durable
Regardless of how long it takes to design your veneers, they will be very durable. The software we use in the Hollywood Smile deisgn process is equally as effective in terms of making high quality veneers. There is absolutely no difference in terms of quality. Your Hollywood Smile can last up to a decade with the right after care. In other words, with the right oral hygiene your Hollywood Smile can last even longer.
Is Hollywood Smile Design with Cutting-Edge Technologies Available in Turkey?
Modern Hollywood Smile design with technologies such as CEREC crowns is available in Turkey. It is a blooming industry and while not available all across the countries, we offer modern Hollywood Smile design at Dentakay. We use the 3Shape technology to design and print your veneers for a complete smile make over in a matter of a day or two.
If you’ve always been interested in getting the treatment in Turkey but the lengthy process of traditional methods was a concern to you; then you shouldn’t worry anymore. The process is simple, straightforward, comfortable, and the best part is that it allows for optimal customization. Veneers using the CAD/CAM technology are just as durable as the traditional. And with the right aftercare, the procedure can last up to a decade. But you do not need to worry, because the aftercare requires nothing exceptional aside from the regular brushing and flossing of your teeth.
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