Cosmetic Dentistry

Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you when they meet you. A nice smile builds confidence, it can help you appear more “likeable”, it can help you land a job and others perceive a smiling person as friendlier and more approachable. So what exactly is a “nice smile” and how can we help?

goldenratioStrangely enough, the aesthetics of a “nice smile” is rooted in mathematics and science. Within your anterior teeth an ideal ratio of proportions has been identified known as the “golden ratio”. The golden ratio was first described by the ancient Greeks and can be found all throughout the human body as well as elsewhere in nature. Interestingly, the golden ratio is just one of the factors we consider when performing an aesthetic analysis.

smiling_adultsTo perform a detailed and comprehensive aesthetic treatment plan we consider a multitude of factors before we finalize treatment. Other factors such as age, sex, shade of teeth, occlusion (how you bite together), patient preference, growth patterns, habits, existing periodontal disease and caries (cavities) must also be considered. Although it may seem complicated, we make it seem easy!

If aesthetic work is something you are considering, the first step is to setup an exam. At this appointment we will perform a thorough exam and first identify any pressing dental needs you may have – after all there is no reason to build a house on a poor foundation! Once addressed, or if no needs are identified, we then proceed with discussing your aesthetic treatment options. Options for aesthetic work include a variety of services such as professional teeth whitening, veneers, composites, closing of “black triangles” between teeth, Invisalign, porcelain crowns and bridges.

Please contact us today if you have any questions and we would happy to discuss your treatment options with you on a personal level.