What is a Canted Midline?

Categories: Cosmetic Dentistry

Mt. Vernon Cosmetic Dentists Dr. James D. Geren considers many factors when designing a smile for a Mt. Vernon 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 Mt. Vernon 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 dental work of inexperienced Mt. Vernon cosmetic dentists.

Most Mt. Vernon 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 Mt. Vernon cosmetic dentist. When you have a smile design consultation with Dr. James D. Geren feel free to ask probing questions about Dr. Geren’s experience and technical design procedures. We are confident that you will feel comfortable choosing Dr. Geren for your cosmetic dentist.

Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry is located at 8101 Hinson Farm Rd Ste 114 in Alexandria. We offer a full range of cosmetic and family dentistry procedures. Ask us about veneers, invisible braces, tooth whitening and periodontal treatment. We look forward to meeting you. Call us today at 703-996-4666.