If you’ve ever read the Da Vinci Code or watched its film adaptation, you might have an understanding of what the golden ratio is. This blend of mathematical and artistic proportion is said to quantifiably measure true beauty. It should come as no surprise that the art of cosmetic dentistry also relies heavily on this golden rule. Beverly Hills dentists consider the divine ratio while observing the distance between your pupils in relation to your lip line to craft a true “Mona Lisa smile”. Using the golden ratio in dentistry has a profound impact on your overall appearance.
Divine Proportion in Your Smile
The divine ratio enhances several components of your smile. It should be observed in tooth width, the span of your smile (in relation to other facial features), and the dimensions of your two front teeth, to achieve optimal results.
- Tooth Size: The golden rule of proportion exists from tooth to tooth. Your most visible teeth (front teeth through to the premolar) should be in divine proportion to one another. This means that the width of each tooth about 62% less than the tooth that precedes it.
- Width of Your Smile: This should be proportionate to interpupillary line (between your two pupils) for optimal aesthetic effect.
- Central Incisors: Your two front teeth should have the golden proportion between their height and width. This means the width of the tooth should be 0.618 times the length of the tooth.
Using the Divine Ratio in Cosmetic Dentistry
A great cosmetic dentist will use the golden rule of proportion when addressing your aesthetic oral concerns. The construction of aesthetic and restorative porcelain hardware will utilize this ratio to ensure that your smile is symmetrical and visually appealing. To learn more about the golden ratio in dentistry, schedule your appointment with Dr. Rodney Raanan today.