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As people get older, their lips usually become thinner, wrinkles form, and their faces begin to show their age. With aesthetic dentistry in Antalya and Istanbul, a younger appearance is achieved even by rounding only the sharp corners of the teeth

Turkey Medicals – this week, we answered frequent questions from you about smile design and smile renewal. Here are the questions you are wondering about and their answers.

What is a smile refresher?

If you give the opportunity, your teeth will tell your age. A cosmetic smile renewal procedure can erase years from your appearance. The smile renewal process may include non-surgical adjustments, the smile can be expanded, the teeth can be whitened and the lips can be made fuller. As people get older, the lips usually become thinner, losing their elasticity, wrinkles form, and their faces begin to show their age. The smile design takes the whole picture in the frame where the lips and gums aesthetically support the teeth. The goal is to improve the whole smile. Fixing one or two teeth is similar to renovating one or two houses on a block, making everything else look worse. Aesthetic dentistry is not based on patching; it is necessary to concentrate on the entire smile. Dentistry is on the way to the aesthetic revolution, new materials, techniques and equipment allow the physician to anticipate high-quality, highly aesthetic restorations and perform them in a minimally invasive way. While some patients are considering face lift surgery, this need can be eliminated by designing a smile to be done.


How to understand that a person is a suitable candidate for smile renewal?

The physician should first evaluate the entire face of the patient and listen to the person’s expectations. The shape and design of the teeth of each patient should be individual. The facial contours of each person are different, and these different features help determine the character of the person. The starting point of the smile design is the determination of the midline of the face. The middle line between the front teeth should be drawn relative to the mouth line of the face. The amount of occurrence of teeth and gums varies from person to person, depending on the position of speech and smile. For example; when you draw a line that crosses both corners of your mouth while laughing, you will find a young smile on the front teeth at a rate of 75-100 percent below this line. Different types of smiles can be created even by simply changing the plane in which the edges of the teeth pass and making the corners flatter or rounder. For the person who wants to look more aggressive, in a straight way without any smooth curve can be done for someone who wants to look more cute front teeth are slightly longer than your dog’s teeth and adjacent teeth can be made a little longer with a rounded point can be made. A softer, more feminine, younger look can be achieved even just by rounding sharp corners.

People can correct the appearance of their narrow teeth, fill in the dark gaps in the corners of the mouth and make their smile beautiful. In addition, aesthetic dentistry performed depending on the facial features of a person can also lead to the need to make teeth of different shapes, slopes and directions. Some people may just need a more dominant dog or a front incisor. Old photos will help you find out what features you like or don’t like in your original smile. Your dentist will help you feel that the teeth belong to you by reflecting the features you like on the photos you have brought to your teeth.

Will my expectation of looking like the models in the magazines be realistic after the smile renewal?

When the dentist asks the patient to bring a photo of someone with a smile that he likes, and they bring a photo of a supermodel and say, ‘I want to look like this, is it possible?’ when she asked, ‘What makes the model so photogenic? The reason why the photo of this model is so good is that her face is perfectly symmetrical. If you divide the face in half, you will see that the right and left halves are actually the same. If a dentist divides a photo of all his patients in half from the center, he will see that the right side of 95 percent of them does not match the left one. Dentists working in cosmetology often think that they make the teeth symmetrical. But if their patient does not have a perfectly symmetrical face, they perform the wrong operation on the patient by making the teeth completely symmetrical. The dentist must take into account the lip pitch, the slope of the upper jaw, the bone structure when performing the final restoration. Otherwise, it will have placed something symmetrical in a frame that cannot be symmetrical, which will be the opposite of the operation we want to do on the teeth.

What steps should I take to prepare myself for smile renewal?

First, make sure that your dentist takes enough time to understand your wishes, what you like and don’t like about your smile. It sounds very easy, but many dentists skip this stage or completely ignore this stage. Your dentist should take your digital photos, make digital imaging and prepare an aesthetic template that can be used for temporary restoration. You may want to meet the technician for a cosmetic consultation and personal color selection. Be comfortable about bringing a photo of the smiles you like with you. The more information you provide to your technician, the more this information will guide your dentist about what he will encounter or what will exceed your expectations.


The transition from a healthy gum to a sick, inflamed gum does not happen very quickly, it is a process that usually shows symptoms that span a wide time. If you do not ignore these symptoms, you can stop this process, which decays to tooth loss. So what are the symptoms of gum disease? First of all, the gum patient has problems with brushing his teeth. Because it does not brush its teeth effectively, a bacterial plaque forms on the teeth, which is a thin, transparent and sticky layer of microbes. This layer begins to form immediately after brushing your teeth and instantly, rapidly accumulates on all types of dentures on the tongue, gums and mouth. The presence of saliva and the washing feature are important in removing this structure, but saliva will also not be of much use unless the teeth are brushed and the food residues are cleaned.

Bacterial plaque will combine with various substances in saliva and in the oral environment to form a hard layer called a ‘dental stone’. A dental stone is a layer that is too hard to be destroyed by brushing, and the only way to clean it is by professional dental stone cleaning. In patients who do not have dental calculus cleaning, dental calculus will cause more damage to the gum, more bacteria will accumulate on it, and it will start the gingivitis process. Inflamed gum is a swollen, shiny and red colored gum that can bleed easily even during brushing. These patients may also have bad breath. If the disease is determined at this stage and the person has dental calculus cleaning and pays attention to oral hygiene, the problem can be solved before the disease progresses. But if it is neglected, the bacteria contained in the dental calculus affect deeper tissues. After a while, the fibers between the tooth and the bone are also affected, and decaying begins to appear on the teeth. The teeth cannot close as before and decoupage occurs between the teeth. As the gum gets more and more pulled, the gum pocket forms as the bone melts. Food residues that get into the pocket further increase bad breath. Inflammation appears between the teeths.


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Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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