Answer: The Principle of Divine Proportion
DID YOU KNOW THAT HIGHLY SKILLED COSMETIC DENTISTS LIKE DRS. KEVIN AND JANE LILLY often use Leonardo da Vinci’s “Principle of Divine Proportion” when designing new smiles? It’s true.
When it comes to smile design, many factors must be taken into account including the patient’s age, lifestyle, and physical characteristics. In addition, there are other truisms associated with your teeth themselves that our doctors and the rest of Lilly Family Dentistry must consider—including the fact that our teeth tend to get shorter with age as they wear.
Much like a fine oil painter working on a canvas, our doctors take their artistic inspiration and experience and transforms them into awesome smiles. In some cases, procedural and design techniques include tooth lengthening or shortening. Veneers are also considered sometimes to widen your teeth or broaden a smile. Crowns can bring subtle, yet totally different dimensions to a patient’s facial proportions. Most people are surprised with the stunning difference even the smallest of adjustments can make. It’s a fusion of science and art.
Just for kicks, take a few minutes, look into a mirror and ask yourself the following questions:
> Can I draw a vertical line from my pupil to a corner of my mouth?
> Does my face divide horizontally into thirds?
> Does the lower third of my face divide into thirds again (from nose to chin)?
> Does my face divide into fifths vertically (5 times the width of one eye)?
It’s exciting to see mother nature’s “divine” and intricate connections to artistic principles!
Drs. Kevin and Jane Lilly add, “Cosmetic dental procedures are absolutely worth the investment in altering or restoring the ideal proportions for your own physical characteristics. There’s nothing more fulfilling for me, and our team, than witnessing the often life-changing transformation that takes place for many of our patients through smile makeovers.”
Have you ever wondered how your life would change if you fixed your smile? How would your self-confidence be affected? What would that newfound confidence do to your relationships or career? If you’re curious, come in and visit with us.
Chances are, after we’re finished, you’ll wonder why you waited so long.