Tuesday, March 14, 2006
OK, we've covered the golden proportion, now let's look at colour. If you have natural teeth look at the colour of your canine (eye tooth) to the rest of your teeth...in most cases it will be darker.
The image here shows this, it is often subtle but they ARE darker.
This is natural and I would recommend considering having your new teeth follow this convention, if we make all teeth the same colour they can start to look monotone and a little un-natural. Even 1/2 a shade is enough to give a really nice natural look, but still keep lovely white sparkling teeth.
Teeth are also a different colour within themselves, they are slightly warmer towards the gum where the enamel is thinner and a little more translucent towards the tip where the enamel is thicker. I often get asked to make teeth all the same colour...again this has the tendency to make them look un-natural.
So there you are, when you go for a new smile at least bear this in mind when you decide what colour to go for!!
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Thursday, March 09, 2006
What is the signifcance of this then? The proportion of one number to the next is always 0.68 or 1.68, this is the golden propotion or golden ratio. Everything we see that looks good relates to this number - designers use the golden raton...becasue things look good that way!. Check out these images from www.goldenmeanguage.co.uk.
The proportion between the calipers is 0.68 or 1.68, even nature adheres to this number...
Pretty amazing stuff! If we don't copy this golden ratio with teeth THEY WILL NOT LOOK RIGHT! The second tooth from the front is taken as a ratio of 1, (looking from the front) the front tooth is 1.68 this width and the eye tooth or canine is 0.68 this width, measure the image at the top of this page.
It is crucial that the person designing your new smile appreciates this in order to achieve the best result. AT SBO Dental Laboratory we have many years experience in designing smiles - please visit our website at www.changemysmile.co.uk for more information on how to give your self a new smile.
Please visit again soon for the next mini lesson in smile design.
Bue for now,
Tuesday, March 07, 2006
I am amazed at how many lectures and articles I have been asked to do recently. My presentation to the Association of Dental Implantologists in Cardif is coming up soon and I was asked yesterday to provide article for 'Irish Dentistry'. It's all good, but a bit time consuming!!
Here is a picture of me 'mid flight' talking about smile design.
Cosmetic dentistry is an art...oh yes, and throughout the next few blogs I will attempt to unravel it slightly, we'll look at form, shape, colour, tooth relationships, golden proportions plus a few others.
If you have vistited here from our parent site www.changemysmile.co.uk it is good to welcome you to my blog, and I hope you will visit again over the next few days to see how we start to design smiles, please feel free to post coments as we go along. Bye for now , Mark
Saturday, March 04, 2006
It is good to be asked on tho this kind of stand and great to be thought of as an 'opinion leader'!!
Hey Dominique, now you're on the internet!!
This was a great series of lectures and I am really glad I attended, I learnt a lot and am now fired up to put it all in to practice on the new smiles I create this week.
Friday, March 03, 2006
Thursday, March 02, 2006
Saw a great article in the Daily Mail yesterday, loads of famous peoples' teeth. Amazing how there is such a boom in 'looking good' - I wonder where this came from?
America of course started it (don't they always!) but I think the UK is going to finish it, I am amazed at how many of these 'smile lifts' we are now doing and they just keep getting whiter!
It is great to see articles like this - especially when I was responsible for some of the great smiles these celebrities now have!!
The picture here 'should be' a link to the Daily Mail article, that is if they don't move it.
What do you think about the fashion for white teeth? Style changes; from the 'heroin chick' days of the early 90s to the 'tanned look' and looking back to Victorian times we were all 'pale and interesting' - where is it all going?