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The Golden Proportion is a concept often used as a basis for facial balance in the cosmetic industry. The Golden Proportion has been around in dentistry since the turn of the century and has allowed your cosmetic dentist to determine tooth proportions that are in harmony with the facial soft tissues.
The Origin of the Golden Proportion
The constant presence of balance and proportion in the beauty of nature fascinated the ancient Greeks. They considered this balance unique and divine, and for that reason, the term 'divine proportion' was created.
A Greek sculptor named Phidias closely studied the Divine Proportion, and he found that the Divine Proportion is present throughout the universe – from the spirals in galaxies and seashells to the harmonies in musical pieces.
Ancient Greek mathematician Euclid, who is often referred to as the 'father of geometry,' improved the concept of the Divine Proportion and used it in measuring the dimensions of various geometric figures. Today, the Divine Proportion is known by many names including the 'Golden Proportion' or the 'golden ratio.'
Applications of the Golden Proportion in Cosmetic Dentistry
With regards to cosmetics, the Golden Proportion looks at the visual balance and proportion of the physical components that contribute to the overall beauty and attractiveness of the person.
According to a recent study featured in the Journal of Operative Dentistry and Endodontics, cosmetic dentists analyse the teeth, their shapes and sizes and their relationship with other parts of the mouth and face. For example, the four front teeth (the central incisors and the premolars) are arguably the most significant part of the smile. The Golden Proportion of these teeth – their height and width – contributes to the entire width of the smile. If anything appears out of proportion, it is the job of dental technicians to make the necessary adjustments.
Should All of This Matter?
The Golden Proportion only serves as a guide for creating a beautiful visual balance on your teeth. Cosmetic dentistry, after all, seeks to improve the appearance of your smile by achieving harmony. By closing any gaps or getting rid of any discolouration that your teeth might have, we create a brilliant difference to your smile.
Cosmetic Dentistry Experts in Townsville
Achieve dental harmony and balance with Townsville's cosmetic dentistry professionals. At Casey Dentists, we find ways to improve your teeth to influence your overall facial aesthetics.
We use clear aligner invisalign technology to straighten your teeth, along with advanced tooth whitening formula’s to give you the smile that you so deserve. Often, however we need to incorporate the use of advanced translucent filling materials and in some instances porcelain veneers to eliminate any discolouration, that allow us to improve the contours, emergences and give you the sparkling white smile that you so deserve. Another very conservative means to lightening and whitening your teeth is do some minimall invasive micro-abrasion; when combined with teeth whitening, this produces brilliant results.
With every visit, we guarantee a high level of customer service along with great attention to all your dental requirements. Moreover, you will feel welcomed and relaxed in our warm and comfortable office.
With our wealth of experience in the industry, we have become one of the most reliable dental practices in Townsville. Book a consultation to discuss how we can improve your smile. Get in touch with us today.