Look Younger, Look Healthier, Look Natural.
A smile so natural, it looks like one you were born with it.
Over the years, we have seen plenty of patients who had good dentistry done but they walked away with a feeling they have ‘Cheap Chicklets’ for teeth … until they find Dr. Hoffman.
And here is what it comes down to: The difference between an excellent general dentist that does cosmetic dentistry and an experienced, trained Cosmetic Dentist such as Dr. Hoffman is that Dr. Hoffman will make your teeth look natural, warm, and inviting.
Dr. Hoffman has the skill and technique to ensure you do not receive that ”Hmm, she had her teeth done – and I can see it from a mile away” look.
Here is how we do it and what we consider…
Principles of Smile Design
If a picture is worth a thousand words, a beautiful smile is priceless. To design the most aesthetically pleasing and optimally functional smile, we follow the nine main Principles of Smile Design taking into account your unique facial features. For example, we can use characteristics such as tooth shape to compliment or enhance the shape of your face.
Symmetry is the defining feature of a beautiful smile. By ensuring symmetry of the two front teeth as well as neighboring teeth, the appearance of symmetry will affect the entire smile.
Smile lines that are parallel to the horizontal axis of your face are widely considered most attractive.
One of the most important characteristics of a great smile, a smile line is created by drawing an imaginary line from the biting edges of the back teeth around to the front teeth. A curved smile line makes you appear significantly younger.
The most aesthetic smiles have symmetrical gum lines that follow the upper lip.
In the ideal smile, the teeth towards the back of the mouth can be seen in progression. If the smile is narrow, the back teeth are often in shadow causing the sides of the smile to appear dark.
Embrasures are the natural, slight triangular spaces between the tips of your teeth. The most natural, youthful looking smile has small embrasure spaces at the front which gradually get larger towards the back teeth.
When creating the ideal smile, the size of each tooth is governed by an ideal proportion. Usually, for example, the ideal width to height ratio of the two front teeth is 0.7:1.
It is possible to change the shade of your teeth while designing your new smile. SmileStylers has a variety of color and translucency options to choose from in order to give you a smile so natural, it looks like one you were born with it.