In the Zone: Illusion in Dentistry, Da Vinci concept
Mohammed Shams Eldeen
American Dental Board, Egypt
: Dent Health Curr Res
Optical illusions are everywhere, going largely unnoticed in our daily lives. The "water puddles" on the road during hot afternoons. The moon appearing larger on the horizon and smaller overhead. The sensation that the car is moving during a drive-in car wash. And yes, not even the dental office is safe from the power of illusion aesthetic dentistry is not only about creating balance and harmony within a smile, but also has much to do with creating the illusion of perfection by using various dental materials and techniques. In the modern practice of dentistry, it is no longer acceptable to just repair individual teeth. Increasingly more patients are demanding a final appearance that is not only physiologically and mechanically should but also aesthetically pleasing. The smile analysis process begins at the macro level, examining the patient face first, progression to an evaluation of the individual teeth, and finally moving to material selection consideration.
Shams has done his post graduate from University of Paris, France. He is a member of American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He has achieved his fellowship of the International College of Dentistry.