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What is a Canted Midline?

  • February 4, 2011

New York Cosmetic Dentists Dr. Duffield considers many factors when designing a smile for a Royal Oak smile makeover client. One of the smile design elements involved is the facial midline. The facial midline can be determined by drawing an imaginary line from the center of the eyebrows to the center of the two peaks in the top lip (Cupid’s bow).

The skilled Royal Oak cosmetic dentist considers the length and angle of the facial midline to properly position porcelain crowns, veneers and dental implants. When front teeth restorations do not line up with the facial midline, it is called a canted midline. This is a common mistake found in the cosmetic work of inexperienced Royal Oak cosmetic dentists.

Most Royal Oak dentistry patients do not realize the level of 3-D engineering required in cosmetic dentistry. In addition to the orientation in relation to the facial midline, there is also the angle and size of the teeth in relation to each other and in relation to the size and shape of the lips and gums.

If you are considering an extensive smile makeover, you do not want to trust your smile to an inexperienced Royal Oak cosmetic dentist. When you have a smile design consultation with Dr. Duffield feel free to ask probing questions about Dr. Duffield’s experience and technical design procedures. We are confident that you will feel comfortable choosing Dr. Duffield for your smile makeover.

Duffield Dentistry is located at 2009 Crooks Road, Royal Oak Michigan 48073. We offer a full range of general and cosmetic dental procedures. Ask us about dental veneers, clear braces, and tooth whitening. We look forward to meeting you. Call us today at 248-721-4502.

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