One of the greatest assets a person can have is a smile that shows beautiful natural teeth. The restoration of a smile is one of the most gratifying services a dentist can render. Improving a patients smile often contribute to improved self image and enhanced self esteem.

SMILE DESIGNING is a process whereby complete oral hard and soft tissues are studied and certain changes are brought about which will have a positive influence on overall esthetics of face.Smile can be  

1.   Passive
2.   Active
3.   Laugh.

In passive smile, lips are parted slightly away from the rest position.
 
In an active smile, the lips move to a significant extent away from the rest position displaying more teeth and even gums.
 
Laugh
is an instant fluctuation from an active smile position leading to maximum exposure of gums and teeth.
 
A naturally attractive smile that evokes a feeling of beauty is pleasing smile.
 
Smile line is an imaginary line passing through the incisal edges of upper anterior teeth. It usually coincides or run parallel to inner vermillion border of lower lip.

Negative space is a dark space appearing between the jaws and mouth opening either at the corner of mouth or around the buccal aspect of posterior teeth during active smile and laugh.

 
Negative Space

Lip and Lip lines

Lips - The length, curvature and shape of lips influence the amount of tooth exposure during rest and in function. The ideal location of upper lip height relative to central incisor is at its gingival margin or 1mm above it displaying the interdental papilla.

Lip Line - Upper lip line can be low, medium or high depending on the amount of tooth or gingival display. A smile is “toothy smile” if more than 6mm of incisal display at rest and “gummy smile” if more than 3mm of gingival tissues can be seen at rest.

Lower lip line evaluates the curvature of incisal plane.

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  • Sharon

    Sharon 13 - July - 2014, at 14:43 PM

  • Hi I pray that you can help me I beg you!I am 34 and a mom and I use to be a model but after my son whas born my teeth got so bad that I hade to seek help from the coverment clinic and they did pull all like all my bottom teeth out and my smile my confidence is at a point of just stop living a won model of the year 16 and more but I have hidden myself for 5 year cuz I need to get help!for my sake and my baby boy his 5 plz I need to feel like a women and not be thinking of hanging myself in the tree cuz I can even go for a job. Just of my teeth help me I have no money but if god send yOu a SOS to help me and u fix and change my and my boy life I will work hard to pay my due to you plz I beg you I been poor to long and I wanne smile again I wanne go out the house and start to work so my son will never feel the hurt of a poor life plz help I hope you can feel that you are my only hope!for I need to provide for me son but all I think of is how to die this is killing me from a model to a lady with no teeth at the bottom dentures that look bad that hurt and brokken and just a few on the top row that's all broken and this is a good reason not to live this way I need help plz I need your help plz.if by the crace of god and in your hands I can be a happy mom to my son if u can help plz call 0827792830 sharon plz plz plz

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