Dental Work Performed
- Gum Contouring
This patient came to our office with several congenitally missing teeth and a desire to improve his esthetics. In addition to the missing teeth mark had a compromised occlusal vertical dimension. In other words his nose was too close to his chin. It is said that 1/3 of the face should be from the hairline to inbetween the eyebrows, The second 1/3 of the face from the middle of the eyebrows to the tip of the nose and the bottom 1/3 of the face between the tip of the nose to the tip of the chin. If this ratio gets out of proportion then the face is often not as balanced as can be. For Mark the 1/3 from the tip of the noe to the chin was shorter than it should be due to small teeth and being born without some teeth. We restored every tooth in his mouth making his teeth longer to increase his nose to chin distance. This is one of many examples that dentistry does not only effect the appearance of the teeth but effect the whole face.