In Depth

Your Smile, Your Life ™

Designing an Ideal Smile Makeover

"Always trust the professionalism of all employees! I was able to be seen at the last moment today with an inflamed gum. X-ray and exam were done and I was put at ease. When I began my work with Dr. Rye's office several years ago I told them we would be best friends! Well it feels like that whenever I am there. Highly recommend this practice for all dental needs!!!! Dr. Rye even lectures to dental students on the newest treatments in his field."


The Golden Proportion

We design smiles with features that help our patients appear more youthful, healthy and attractive. Using knowledge of anatomy, function, and your aesthetic requirements, we can redesign your smile with tooth color, shape, and relative lengths which produce the smile that is you at your best. We apply leading edge technology to the enduring standard of natural beauty – the Golden Proportion. The Golden Proportion is a mathematical constant renamed the “Divine Proportion” by Leonardo Da Vinci, due to its wide distribution in nature. When a smile is aesthetically pleasing to most observers, it has dimensions which fit this proportion. Application of the Golden Proportion of beauty to smile design and smile makeover requires artistry and attention to detail that only few can master. Dr. Rye is one of those masters.

Tooth Shape and Length

The shape and length of the teeth significantly contribute to the appearance of your smile. By utilizing the Golden Proportion to redesign these elements, Dr. Rye can help bring symmetry to your smile.

  • Tooth Shape: The shape of each tooth affects the look of your entire smile. We will help you redesign your smile by selecting the style that best represents what you feel would be your perfect smile. Some smiles can be dramatically improved by altering the shapes of only the four front teeth, while other smiles benefit from also altering the shape of the cuspids.

  • Tooth Length: Tooth length is another important element of smile design. While the overall length of your teeth must fall within parameters defined by function, anatomy, and rules of aesthetics, the relative lengths of the front teeth can often be defined by personal preference.

Many dentists can fix teeth, and many cosmetic dentists can make cosmetic improvements to teeth, but only a select few dentists have an eye for smile design and the training and expertise to design smiles that can last a lifetime. Dr. Rye is those who have mastered the art of smile design and smile makeover. His exceptional smile design dentistry is changing lives every day.

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