One distinction between a cosmetic dentist and a general dentist is that a cosmetic dentist, before doing any cosmetic dentistry work that occupies multiple front teeth, will often perform a smile design consultation. Cosmetic dentists realize that communication with the patient concerning what they expect, what they want their teeth to look like, is significant to their success. Cosmetic dentistry is a self-worth service. Hence, if the result is not pleasant to the patient, the treatment is not a success. In order for you to be happy with the result, you need to have strong participation into the artistic planning of your smile. To help you achieve that, we have this brief presentation on the three broad categories of smile design.
There are three basic cosmetic dentistry smile design styles, and within each division there are variations on the theme:
The Sexy Smile
A sexy smile has difference in the lengths of the teeth. Since the central incisors are likely to be longer than the other front teeth when they first come in and then wear down over time to an even length, we relate longer, more prominent central incisors with youth and "sexiness."
Thus, in the "sexy" smile design, the inner incisors are significantly longer than the side incisors. A sexy smile imparts youth and courage or it can also express warmth. A sexy smile design also sketches the eye to the center of the face, put emphasis on the nose and chin. It is good for people with prominent, attractive lips.
The Sophisticated Smile
Teeth in the sophisticated smile make a straight horizontal line. A sophisticated smile expresses prime of life and intelligence. It is inclined to emphasize the width of the lower face. When teeth first erupt, the length is apt to be more uneven. Seeing the fact that we age, they wear to even lengths. Consequently, we correlate teeth of even lengths with maturity, wisdom, and "sophistication."
The Sporty Smile
A sporty smile is between sophisticated and sexy. The middle incisors are a little longer than the side. Sporty smile means express casualness and ease, and can also convey warmth. It's not rather serious as the sophisticated smile or as young as the sexy smile.