• Smile line
• Lip line
• Incisal offset
• Location of dental and facial midline
• Angulation of incisors and width-to-height ratio of upper front teeth
• Gingival contour
• Root coverage and height of gums between teeth
Having identified these factors, the researchers hope to develop a diagnostic aid to help dentists determine when patients might benefit from different types of cosmetic dentistry. The new diagnostic aid would be helpful for training new dentists and helping them gain more quickly the lessons many cosmetic dentists learn by years of experience. These smile factors are important in creating an overall attractive smile, although people may not notice them individually.
For an evaluation of your personal smile by an experienced cosmetic dentist near Edmond, Oklahoma, please contact Terry Bass, DDS.