Answer: The Principle of Divine Proportion

FUN FACT: HIGHLY SKILLED COSMETIC DENTISTS LIKE DR. WOLLOCK often use Leonardo da Vinci’s “Principle of Divine Proportion” when they design your gorgeous new smile. It’s true.

When designing a beautiful new smile many factors are taken into account including the patient’s age, lifestyle, and of course, physical characteristics. In addition, there are other truisms associated with your teeth themselves that Dr. Wollock must consider—including the fact that our teeth tend to get shorter with age as they get worn down.

Much like a fine oil painter working on a canvas, Dr. Wollock takes his artistic inspiration and his experience and turns them into smiles that are works of art. In some cases, procedural and design techniques include tooth lengthening or shortening. Veneers are also sometimes considered in order to widen your teeth or broaden a smile. Crowns can bring subtle, yet totally different dimensions to a patient’s facial proportions. Most people are always pleasantly surprised to see the big difference that little tiny adjustments makeIt’s part art, and part science.

Just for kicks, take a few minutes, look into a mirror and ask yourself the following questions:

> Can I draw a vertical line from my pupil to a corner of my mouth?
> Does my face divide horizontally into thirds?
> Does the lower third of my face divide into thirds again (from nose to chin)?
> Does my face divide into fifths vertically (5 times the width of one eye)?

It’s fun and interesting when you begin to notice “divine” and intricate connections to artistic principles within nature.

Dr. Wollock adds, “Cosmetic dental procedures are absolutely worth the investment in altering or restoring the ideal proportions for your own physical characteristics. There’s nothing more fulfilling for me, and our team, than witnessing the often life-changing transformation that takes place for many of our patients through smile makeovers.”

Have you ever wondered what the impact would be in your life if you had a truly perfect smile? Have you ever wondered what it would do to your self confidence? How would that increased self confidence affect your relationships? Your career? If you’ve wondered, come in and visit with us.

Chances are, after we’re finished, you’ll wonder why you waited so long.

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