Dr. Greg Ritchie considers many factors when designing a smile for any smile makeover patient. One of the smile design elements involved is the facial midline. The facial midline can be determined by drawing an imaginary line from the center of the eyebrows to the center of the two peaks in the top lip (Cupid’s bow).
The dentist considers the length and angle of the facial midline to properly position porcelain crowns, veneers, and dental implants. When front teeth restorations do not line up with the facial midline, it is called a canted midline. This is a common mistake found in the cosmetic work of inexperienced cosmetic dentists.
Most dentistry patients do not realize the level of 3-D engineering required in cosmetic dentistry. In addition to the facial midline, dentists consider the angle and size of the teeth in relation to each other, and to the size and shape of the lips and gums.
If you are considering an extensive smile makeover, you do not want to trust your smile to an inexperienced dentist.
When you have a smile design consultation with us, feel free to ask questions about our experience and technical design procedures. We’ll show you pictures of some of our smile makeover patients.
We are confident that you will feel comfortable choosing our practice for your smile makeover.
Ritchie Dental Group offers a full range of general and cosmetic dental procedures. Ask us about veneers, clear braces, tooth whitening and pediatric dentistry. We look forward to meeting you. Call us today at 830-693-8833.