Golden Rule of Proportion
Smile Line Correction Perfection
Along with the popularity of cosmetic dentistry patients are learning more about the Golden Rule of Proportion, an integral part of cosmetic design that has become popularized by the Las Vegas Institute (LVI), a renowned cosmetic dentistry training facility for aesthetic and reconstructive dentists.
This concept relates to several physical properties of tooth structures, especially those that appear when we smile broadly. Accomplished makeover dentists typically use several porcelain veneers that are handcrafted for each tooth structure.
Certain steps are followed to create a perfect smile that has all of the upper anterior tooth structures in perfect harmony. Each tooth is individually resized and reshaped with the new ceramic material.
This style of makeover dentistry works very well for people who need severalveneers (usually 6 to 8 as the minimum). Many dentists won’t attempt veneer makeovers with less than 6 veneers. Some dentists are known to require 10 veneers for this kind of cosmetic result.
Our patient had a very specific goal of having a “near perfect” smile that matched her face and looked natural. She had visited several local area dentists. Despite having great looking, healthy teeth, all of the dentists recommended severalveneers that would have require significant tooth preparation to achieve the result she wanted. The patient did not feel comfortable with these recommendations.
Dr. Halmaghi developed a diagnostic waxup of the patient’s upper arch and was able to demonstrate the use of some minor tooth reshaping along with the use of only 2 veneer products that would require no invasive preparation.
Comparing the 1st before photo with the 2nd after photo it can be seen that resizing the patient’s lateral incisors (teeth on each side of the two large front teeth) in width and height provided the appearance she was seeking.
The final cosmetic result was quite astounding, given that multiple veneers were not necessary. Dr. Halmaghi was able to create the smile she wanted at a mere fraction of the cost expected… and most importantly, with no invasive tooth preparation.
The adjacent 3rd photo shows off the perfect match and fullness of a smile that fits her jaw structure and complements her facial features.
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