What is a Canted Midline?

Fort Worth Cosmetic DentistsDr. Stephen Ratcliff considers many factors when designing a smile for an Arlington TX 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 Arlington TX 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 Arlington TX cosmetic dentists.

Most Arlington 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 Arlington cosmetic dentist. When you have a smile design consultation with Dr. Stephen Ratcliff feel free to ask probing questions about Dr. Ratcliff’s experience and technical design procedures. We are confident that you will feel comfortable choosing Dr. Ratcliff for your smile makeover.

Stephen Ratcliff, Family & Cosmetic Dentistry is located at 909 W Mitchell St in Arlington. We offer a full range of general and cosmetic dental procedures. Ask us about dental veneers, clear braces, teeth whitening and other cosmetic dentistry procedures. We look forward to meeting you. Call us today at 817-200-7323.

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