The Ideal Smile

Almost anyone can have the ideal smile they dream about. But there is a great deal more to the perfect ideal smile than white teeth. Most people who look at a smile will look at the colour and the alignment of the top and bottom teeth and notice whether teeth are crooked.

A filling or a crown that doesn't match natural tooth structure may also be noticed. But the teeth are only one of three equally important components of a ideal smile. The human mouth is a stage which is framed by the lips and the soft tissue that surround the teeth. If either of these deviates from the accepted norm, even if the teeth are straight and white, the smile may appear unsightly.

Your lips frame your gums and teeth. There is not much a Cosmetic dentist can do about the muscles and attachments of the lips. But the lips have a dominant role in your ideal smile. The lip-line is divided into three types; low, medium and high. A low lip-line means you show little or no tooth structure when you talk or smile.This is usually regarded as being the appearance of an older person, and definitely not the facial profile of the ideal smile .

Preston Cosmetic Dentist, The ideal Smile
Formula for the perfect smile

Smile Creation - Facial & Dental Aesthetics

Cosmetic dentist, Dr. Kaviani explains that ,The skin and muscles of the human face drop about 1 mm every 10 years, beginning at about age 40. This is due to gravity and a loss of tissue elasticity. As the muscles and skin drop, less tooth structure is seen, which contributes to an older appearance of a low lip-line. The older you are, less of the top teeth will be visible and more of the bottom teeth will be visible. A medium lip-line is one where the whole tooth shows when talking or smiling.

The line of the teeth generally follows the lower and upper lip-lines. This appearance, coupled with dominant front teeth, is considered as being the most desirable type of smile. A high lip-line is one where all of the front teeth and gum tissue above the top front teeth are visible. It can range from a little gum to a large amount of gum tissue visible. This is considered a less pleasing appearance.

The gum tissue surrounds the teeth. These tissues should fill in the space between teeth, so that all you see is gums and teeth -- no spaces. Where the teeth appear to come out of the gum, the gum should have a scalloped look. The gum should be situated higher on the central incisors , lower on the lateral incisors.

Dr. Kaviani believes that correct appearance is of primary importance in developing an ideal smile profile in a smile makeover process. If the height of the gum is too low or too high around a specific tooth or several teeth, even if the teeth are straight, they will look "wrong."

The teeth should generally follow the lip-line from left to right and should be proportionate to each other. Most often, a length to width ratio of 1.6:1 is desirable. Adjacent teeth also follow a similar proportional ratio when viewed straight on. If individual teeth are too long, wide, not in proportion to each other or not mirror images left to right, aesthetic problems result.

Prominent cosmetic dentist in Preston ; Dr.H. Kaviani can easily recognise these problems and offer suggestions for improved aesthetics. You may not know what is wrong with your teeth, but you know that you do not have the ideal smile you want. It may not be the teeth alone. The framing of the teeth by your lips and the architecture and position of the gums surrounding your teeth are two variables in a three-part equation for the ideal smile -yours !

We have the technology for you to visually see what is possible to design and improve your smile. For more information on your Ideal Smile Design , please contact our patient care coordinator; Yvonne on 01772-726932 to arrange your Smile Makeover consultation

Anatomy of a Smile

The Art of Designing The Perfect Smile

Ideal Smile Design Rules

ideal smile lineYour smile line is the line created by the top of your lower lip. In an ideal smile line, the edges of your upper teeth should be parallel to your lower lip when you smile. The bottom of your lower lip should have the same line as the gums of your lower jaw.


This should always be a standard, regardless of the size or shape of your smile. Once we have determined the orientation of your smile line, he or she can design its curve, or shape, and determine the length of your new restorations.