What is a Canted Midline?

San Diego Cosmetic Dentists Dr. Jeff Gray considers many factors when designing a smile for a San Diego 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 San Diego 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 San Diego cosmetic dentists.

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

Jeff Gray DDS is located at 8555 Fletcher Parkway #102, La Mesa, CA . We offer a full range of general and cosmetic dental procedures. Ask us about veneers, clear braces, tooth whitening and restorative dentistry. We look forward to meeting you. Call us today at 619-337-7700.

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