7 Key Features for the Perfect Smile

Your smile is one of the best ways to make a big impact wherever you go. But what makes beautiful teeth? As a cosmetic dentistry provider in Newport Beach, Dr. Yazdan understands how a balance of angles, shades, and contours all come into play for the perfect smile makeover. If you’re considering veneers, gum recontouring, or other cosmetic dentistry treatments, here are 7 important features to consider when you’re here for an aesthetic consultation. 


The most important aspect of cosmetic dentistry is symmetry. Throughout your smile makeover, we want to ensure that your teeth are proportionate to one another and that the contour from one side of your smile to the other is nice and even. Any type we have an asymmetrical area or tooth, it tends to create an imbalance in your overall smile.

Tooth Width and Length

Are your teeth shorter than they should be? Perhaps they look narrow or misshaped? Is there visible wear on the chewing surfaces? Treatments like veneers and porcelain crowns can help to create consistency in tooth sizing so that they match your facial profile. 

Color and Hue

Having teeth shaded the whitest of white would appear unnatural. Fortunately, you can select bright shades of porcelain with varying hues to give a whiter sheen without looking “fake”. Dr. Yazdan will use a detailed shade guide to help select the best tooth color during your smile makeover, ensuring that you’ll be pleased with the final results.

Hiding Individual Imperfections

Just one chipped, pitted, or slightly discolored tooth can detract from your entire overall smile. Fortunately, quick cosmetic dentistry treatments (like bonding) can immediately cover these flaws. Even if your surrounding teeth are perfectly intact, you’ll want to mask minor imperfections that catch the eye of others. 

Tooth Alignment and Spacing

Minor crowding or gaps can create the disillusion that your smile is unhealthier than it really is. These spaces are also more prone to catching food debris, stain, tartar, and wearing down irregularly. You may feel perfectly fine with the way that they look. But for the best smile makeover our cosmetic dentistry provider will likely recommend something like aligners or veneers. 

Whole, Healthy Teeth

Broken enamel, chipped edges, and missing teeth can detract from their healthy neighbors. Using cosmetic dentistry techniques, it’s possible to restore your bite with durable fillings or crowns that blend in for a beautiful smile. 

The “Perfect Frame”

Your teeth are just half of what makes a beautiful smile. Pouring time and energy into a smile makeover can be underwhelming if you don’t have the perfect “frame” around your teeth. What are we talking about? Your gums of course! Having a “gummy” smile or uneven gum tissues can make your teeth look asymmetrical or shorter than they really are. At The Center for Restorative & Cosmetic Dentistry, we frequently incorporate laser gum treatments into smile makeovers and veneer cases for exceptional overall results.

Call our Newport Beach cosmetic dentist today to make an appointment.

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