Planning a Smile Makeover
Planning a smile makeover requires careful calculation, a refined sense of aesthetics, and true compassion. While your goals will steer much of the procedure, your dentist must also take care to ensure that your treatments complement your facial features in order to look natural and attractive. He must also make certain that your treatments do not disrupt the proper balance of your bite. Under the care of Drs. Charles and Patrick Casey in Montreal, QC, your smile makeover can be carefully tailored to help you experience an exciting new level of confidence and satisfaction in your life.
Achieving the Right Proportions and Symmetry
While the placement of a porcelain veneer or dental crown can conceal imperfections such as staining, damage, or slight misalignment, your restorations must also be crafted to look proportionate and natural among surrounding teeth. Careful calculation will determine the precise dimensions that your teeth should have. These are often referred to as the "Golden Proportions." For the front teeth, a height-to-width ratio of around 75 to 80 percent often achieves the best appearance. Your dentist can then enhance the incisors and canines to complement this shape. We can refine the dimensions of your anterior teeth using veneers, bonding, crowns, and gum contouring.
A smile makeover can have a profound effect on your confidence and quality of life. We employ a careful blend of artistry and science to help you achieve a smile that provides maximum benefits.
Another important means of achieving the right tooth dimensions and symmetry is the measurement of the smile line. In simplest terms, the smile line is the curvature of the edges of the top anterior teeth, which should reflect that of the bottom lip when smiling.
Our goal in performing a smile makeover is to not only help you look your best, but also maintain proper occlusion. As we plan your treatment, we will take great care to ensure that once your enhancements are complete, your teeth will be properly aligned and allow your top and bottom jaws to meet comfortably. This can minimize undue strain on your jaws, helping you to avoid issues such as teeth grinding and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). Of course, this careful balance can also help to prolong the results of your smile makeover.
A single cosmetic dentistry treatment can often provide a dramatic improvement. However, a smile makeover is specifically designed to combine treatments that complement each other. For example, if you are receiving veneers, your dentist may recommend gum contouring in order to create an attractive frame for the tooth and achieve the right height-to-width ratio. When a smile makeover calls for restorations such as crowns or veneers, your dentist will likely recommend undergoing teeth whitening first. By taking this approach, your teeth can adopt a bright, healthy-looking color, and your restorations can be customized to match.
Contact Us Today
A smile makeover can have a profound effect on your confidence and quality of life. We employ a careful blend of artistry and science to help you achieve a smile that provides maximum benefits. To begin planning your new smile, please schedule an appointment by calling (514) 937-6558 or contacting us online.
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