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Evaluating and Establishing Ideal Smile Esthetics : Beauty is More than Skin Deep

Course Number: 649


The most common complaints associated with decreased smile esthetics were associated with the teeth themselves.7 It is critical to understand how individual characteristics of teeth contribute to esthetics and their relative importance in the creation of an ideal smile.

Teeth - Figure 1

Figure 2: Examples of tooth-related factors and their impacts on smile esthetics