How the Golden Proportion is used in Dentistry

Your smile is important. Not only does a nice smile make you feel good about yourself, it affects the public’s perception of you.  People with a great smile are perceived as more intelligent, more successful, friendlier, more outgoing, more honest, more brave, more, more, and more. A healthy, esthetic smile can get you more job offers, better jobs, and even higher pay. It can also get you more dates. If you feel your smile is lacking, investing in even minor improvements can pay off in the end. In today’s blog we discuss the Golden Proportion of dentistry.

What is the Golden Proportion?        

The Golden Proportion is a natural law of beauty. In dentistry it regards how your smile looks in relation to the rest of your facial features. It considers the size, shape, and contour of your smile to your face. When it comes to creating a perfect smile, there are actual scientific ratios regarding the size, shape, and proportion of the teeth, gingival tissue, and lips. Every aspect is measured in relation to the other aspects of your face and mouth. It is all about balance and symmetry.

Not Just About Crooked Teeth

Your smile is not just about having straight, white teeth. Your teeth may be straight and very white, yet you may have a flat smile, or a reversed smile line. While a curved smile line makes you look younger, a flat smile line can age you, as well as a reverse smile line which is like having an inverted smile.

Cosmetic Dentistry

There are many treatments available for either simple smile touch-ups or for a complete smile makeover including cosmetic bonding, gum lifts, veneers, and bleaching.

About Your Lake Forest Dentist:

Aside from providing dependable general and restorative dentistry services to our community, Dr. James Fondriest also holds respected academic appointments at the Pankey Institute in Key Biscayne, FL, and the Spear Institute in Scottsdale, AZ, and he is an adjunct Associate  Professor in the Department of Prosthodontics at the University of Florida Dental School. At Lake Forest Dental Arts, Dr. Fondriest combines his impressive array of experience with modern technology and caring, compassionate, knowledgeable staff, and we proudly serve patients from Chicago and all surrounding communities. To schedule a consultation, call our office today at (847) 234-0517.