Symmetry – the teeth on the left-hand side mirror almost exactly the teeth on the right hand side
Facial midline aligns with the dental midline – if a line is drawn through the middle of the face it passes through the line between the upper central incisors
Gum display – the gum margin where her teeth meet the gum is brushed by her upper lip
Incisal edges – a line joining the biting edge of the incisors follows the bow of the lower lip
Fullness – the teeth go right up to the cheeks
“A march of retreating hills” – each tooth can be seen – but after the first one a little bit less of each, like a series of hills retreating to the horizon.
Colour – each tooth is the same colour as all the others
There are a huge number of factors that must be right to make a perfect smile.
When we rehabilitate a patient’s smile, we weigh and balance each factor on an individual basis.