Cosmetic Dentistry

Natural and harmonious restorations for a healthier and younger look

Cosmetic Dentistry

COSMETIC DENTIST LONDON
WHAT IS BEAUTY?

Beauty is defined as, “the phenomenon of the experience of pleasure through perception of balance and proportion of stimulus.” It’s almost impossible to express beauty as it is observed by the general population, because each individual defines it differently based on their life experiences, predispositions and biochemistry. Beauty may not be able to be measured, but harmony – one of the most important aspects of physical beauty – can.

The golden ratio, also known as the golden proportion, can be found throughout nature and in some of the world’s greatest works of art. It can also be found in the facial structure of most of the people we consider to be beautiful. It has been said that if you draw a rectangle around the face of the Mona Lisa, the ratio of height to width of that rectangle is equal to the golden ratio.

Facial aesthetic design

Symmetry is scientifically proven to be attractive to the human eye, but not all facial features contribute equally to the perception of beauty. According to Professor Gordon Patzer’s, “The Physical Attractiveness Phenomenon,” there are five predominant factors that contribute to physical attractiveness:

Teeth:

76%

Smile:

75%

Lips:

73%

Eyes:

63%

Nose:

58%

Facial aesthetic design is about more than just teeth – it’s about all the elements of the face and how they work together to achieve the most beautiful and natural smile.

But what about the process?
We don’t use the traditional method of smile design because it focuses on creating perfectly symmetrical teeth, which in an asymmetrical frame like the face actually creates a disharmony. Although dentistry is in many ways a science, cosmetic dentistry requires the innovation, creativity and skill of an artist to craft the perfect smile to complement an individual’s unique facial features.
It’s true that beauty is subjective, but balance is not, and balance is what we are able to create using advanced facial mapping techniques and a thorough understanding of what is perceived as beautiful to the human eye.