Providing Better Smiles to Calgary & nearby areas of Alberta
One smile is not the same as the next, and determining what will make your smile uniquely beautiful and suited to your appearance requires a thorough understanding of your smile anatomy and the aesthetics that make the difference between a healthy smile and a beautiful smile.
A Balanced Smile
What makes your smile look straight is the balance between the midline and smile line, two imaginary lines that define the center of your face and the line where your lips connect. A “straight’ smile is one where the midline and smile line connect at a 90-degree angle in the center of your face. However, nobody has a perfectly straight smile, and most individuals’ faces are not symmetrical. Your nose may not be straight or centered on your face, your eyes may be different sizes or one may be higher than the other, or either side of your lips may not be symmetrical.
We take several aspects of your smile aesthetics into account whenever creating or placing any dental restoration, like dental implants, or when creating a smile enhancement.
He will look at:
- Tooth shape, including rounded or square teeth, width, length, thickness, etc.
- Gum line shape
- Tooth color, including subtle hue changes and overall tint
- Tooth spacing, gapping, or crowding
- Lip size and shape
- Facial shape
Creating the best possible smile for you will include matching your smile to all these things, as well as your own personal preferences for tooth whiteness or even changing the shape of teeth you feel are too large, overly prominent, or too small. We can make subtle or dramatic changes to any of these aspects of your teeth to make your smile more attractive and still natural-looking.
If you are interested in discussing your smile anatomy please contact our office today, welcoming patients from all areas of Alberta.