How Safe is Smile Designing?
30 Jan

How Safe is Smile Designing?

You will forget your fear of smiling after a smile-designing treatment. “Smile designing is the safest” dental or oral procedure is what I can say.

Smile designing is re-creating the existing smile with cosmetic dentistry procedures. When we say Smile Designing, it is not just placing Veneers or crowns, or whitening the tooth. We know that smile is important and the first note in any individual. A Smile is the communication language of many emotions which is unique to each. So, there are certain facts we consider and evaluate before we start smile designing.

We say Smile Designing is Safe

As a smile designing expert, I always ensure that the final smile which I expect should esthetically please me before the patient. Then I consider it as a perfect smile designed to meet all the factors.

There are many digital technology options like 3D smile designing techniques. These have a widespread effect on many things including restorative dentistry. All of these allow us to analyze and evaluate the final smile with digital simulations.

How is it gonna be safe?

In this blog, I would like to disclose the digital smile-designing procedure I follow. This is not the exact procedure for everyone but is the most followed.

Patient’s smile needs and expectations:

This is one of the must-follow steps of the entire smile-designing process. As the smile designing expert, you must take time to discuss what are your patient's smile needs. If you could discover what the patient needs, then the best you can design their smile.

At this step, we thoroughly review the patient’s past medical and dental history. We examine the dental and oral conditions of the patient. These help in treating them more accurately. This is where the safe digital smile designing procedure occurs. We first analyze the existing issues of the patient. Then plan the digital smile-designing process. This help in avoiding further complications. 

After this thorough examination, it becomes slightly difficult to review the treatment options and meet the patient expectation.

Facial Aesthetics:

The basic smile design starts with the Outside-in approach. In this, we evaluate the patient’s facial structure and features. This also includes facial proportions and aesthetics on the facial dimensions.

In facial aesthetics, the facial thirds and disproportions if any between the superior, middle, and lower thirds are assessed. Notable concerns in these areas are the indication of the skeleton growth or development of tissues. These may have an impact on the final smile of the patient.

Upper lip length, Position, Mobility, and, Symmetry:

Lips play a major and important role in the overall smile-designing process. They are the boundaries of the smile curve that give the perfect shape. Lip mobility will have a direct proportion to the smiles. We determine the lip shape by the movement and length of the upper lip. So, to assess the lip length, we first assess the number of teeth displayed. The average upper lip length in males is 23 mm and 20mm in females. Thus, females have an average of 1.5 mm of the higher lip line, showing more tooth display at rest. If we consider lip mobility, it is generally 7 to 8 mm in females.

Hence, we start with assessing the overall mobility of the patient lip. If the mobility is more, there are chances for higher visibility of teeth or gums on one side than the other. Hence, we take photographs and videos of the patient while talking, smiling, or chewing.  After we analyze all these factors, there are certain procedures we recommend.

We do not recommend smile designing to everyone.

Not everyone will have a scientifically structured smile. At the same time, not everyone needs to design their smile.  We recommend smile designing for those who have ill oral and dental effects. If smile designing is demanded, we only suggest the necessary procedures.


We draw your smile to right analyze it.

Step 1 - Understanding Patient's Needs

Step 2 - Determining the facial aesthetics

Step 3 - Drawing the smile blueprint

Step 4 - Blueprint of a smile on the patient face using 3D Imaging Technology

Step 5 - Patient Feedback

Step 6 - Final Smile is achieved


In our earlier blog on Digital Smile Designing, we stated how 3D imaging technology helps in drawing the perfect smile that matches your face.

Every time we make these drawings, we make sure to understand how we can transform them into reality. We draw these to match the working model with the patient’s face.

Establishing communication between the dentist and patient is the key:

We need effective communication between the patient and the dentists for smile design. In 3D imaging technology, every step and every sketch of the patient smile is prior reviewed. Then we continue further steps as per the feedback and approval of the patient. The patient can share their requirements or expectations until they feel satisfied. These visual perceptions of the patient enhance the results of the smile-designing process.


Dr. Jaydev Dental Clinic is the best for the class of people who wish to deal with their oral prosperity. We extensively focus on maintaining the aesthetics of your current smile while making it look more elegant. We exclusively focus on the patient experience at each step of the smile-designing process, thus ensuring to the maintenance of the safest and most required processes.

Frequently Asked Questions

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1. What does a smile makeover fix?

A smile makeover not only shapes or brightens up your smile but also clears dental and oral issues. Smile designing addresses cracked teeth, missing teeth, teeth spacing, discoloured teeth, and even the shape of your teeth.

2. Is there any age limit to opt for smile designing treatment?

There is no age limit to opt for digital smile designing as long as you have good oral and dental health. Anyone who wants to make their smile look enriched can choose digital smile designing.

3. How can I maintain my results?

For any dental treatment to last longer, practicing oral hygiene is the key. Proper brushing and flossing, and regular visits for dental checkups help in maintaining the results.