What is a cosmetic dentist?
A cosmetic dentist brings an understanding of esthetics to every procedure she undertakes. Once a dentist knows and employs cosmetic principles in her practice, as Dr. Smith does, everything she does is at a higher level – even routine fillings are done to a higher standard. Dr. Smith is an experienced, gifted cosmetic dentist.
That perfect smile
Each patient’s smile is unique and to help her patients achieve a beautiful smile Dr. Smith has an expert understanding of facial anatomy and esthetics. She looks at the face, the shape of the lips, teeth, gums, and skin tone. And of course, she considers the person’s desires and goals before advising on a strategy. In addition to improving the appearance of your teeth, a smile makeover may involve other cosmetic procedures.
To achieve a perfect smile that meets the criteria of proper esthetics cosmetic dentists use the golden proportion guideline, a specific geometric proportion based on nature. The idea is to try to create symmetry between each side of the face. In fact, most top paid models have almost perfect symmetry, a mirror image, between the right and left sides of their faces.
With today’s enhanced cosmetic porcelain and ceramics Dr. Smith is able to create veneers and crowns that are biomimetic meaning they match the properties of natural teeth. They have optical properties that closely mimic porcelain to create natural looking teeth that absorb light and have translucency and warmth similar to natural teeth. And, if you had veneers done 10 or 15 years ago, we can talk about redoing them with these new improved materials.