Posted on: December 12, 2019
Galip Gürel, DDS, MSc
Braulio Paolucci, DDS
Georgi Iliev, DMD
Dimitar Filtchev, DMD, PhD
Adriano Schayder, CDT
Incorporating elements into the smile design that visu- ally translate each patient’s personal identity may help dentists provide restorations that correspond to the esthetic as well as the psychological features of the cre- ated image. This can positively affect patients’ emotions, behavior, and confidence, and thus their reaction to the definitive treatment outcome.
The purpose of this article is to show that in addition to the esthetic rules established throughout time, the emo- tional expression of the treatment, represented by the shapes and lines that constitute a smile, should also be taken into consideration during the treatment planning. Symbols of the “visual language” together with 3D soft- ware that immediately coverts this data into a 3D wax-up STL file for personalized smile design could be a powerful tool for planning such new smile designs.
ESTHETICS AND IDENTITY
The human brain reacts instantly to a person’s image, forming a first impression. There is a clear correlation between first impressions and significant social results. Appearance is vital, as some facial characteristics are par- ticularly useful in targeting adaptive behavior.
Research in the areas of neuroscience and cognitive psychology suggests that facial traits are unconsciously noticed by the observer and generate sensations that in- fluence the way a person is perceived. A quick observation of any human face creates a remarkable first impression.