Natural Symmetry is Key When Performing Smile Makeovers Says Annapolis Cosmetic Dentist
Annapolis, MD — Thanks to reality television shows such as Extreme Makeover and an increased emphasis on dental aesthetics, the smile makeover has become a growing trend in modern dentistry. In fact, a recent report from the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) shows that over 70 percent of all inquiries about the comprehensive procedure have come from people between the ages of 31 and 50, and 99.7 percent of Americans believe a smile to be an important social asset. However, while celebrity smiles may be popular on the red carpet, Dr. Yasaman Roland, a dentist in Annapolis, says a majority of her patients are looking for natural, conservative results that help preserve tooth structure and improve their self-confidence.
Typically combining several cosmetic procedures such as porcelain veneers, advanced orthodontics, teeth whitening, or dental bonding, Dr. Roland says smile makeovers are designed to help patients address a wide range of problems affecting their teeth. She says the most common patient concerns are teeth that have significant discoloration, wear and tear, cracks, chips, misalignment, and an uneven or short appearance. In order to provide her Annapolis cosmetic dentistry patients with the most effective, long-lasting outcome, Dr. Roland says she has adopted a conservative approach to performing the smile makeover procedure, utilizing a “golden proportion” and advanced porcelain veneer techniques.
“The golden proportion rule states that in nature there are certain shapes that are most attractive to the human eye, such as a four leaf clover or the wings of a butterfly,” says Dr. Roland. “These shapes have that natural symmetry that makes them look exactly proportional. We use the same concept to create the smile and enhance the facial features.”
Dr. Roland says the conservative method operates under the premise that a new smile should be built upon the patient’s existing dental structure. After conducting a thorough evaluation and showing patients before-and-after photographs to determine their desired goal, she says her team designs a custom treatment plan for each individual to create the most harmonious alignment possible. By constructing a personalized approach to every patient, Dr. Roland says patients are able to achieve a balance between the face and the smile that does not attract too much attention to their teeth and looks fresher and brighter.
“Everything about the smile makeover is intended to create a natural balance in the patient’s teeth so that the end result doesn’t look fake,” she says. “It all comes back to how we create a three dimensional balance. And we do that by taking into account the underlying foundation, or your skeletal muscles and structures, as well as your teeth.”
Because the smile makeover, as with any dental procedure, requires extensive experience and a well-trained hand, Dr. Roland says the most important step to ensuring one receives the highest quality results is choosing the right practice. She urges anyone considering a cosmetic procedure to consult with a dedicated and qualified dentist before undergoing treatment.
About Yasaman Roland, DDS
A graduate of the University of Maryland Dental School, Dr. Yasaman Roland completed her advanced postgraduate dental training at the Las Vegas Institute, where she achieved Fellowship status. She is a member of the American Dental Association, the Maryland State Dental Association, and several other professional organizations. Dr. Roland has also been selected as a Top Dentist in America and a Top Dentist by What’s Up magazine. She currently serves on Medical Staff at Anne Arundel Medical Center.
Located at 133 Defense Highway Suite 103 in Annapolis, MD, Dr. Roland’s practice, The Center for Innovative Dentistry and Facial Aesthetics, can be reached at (410) 266-3595. She and her team can also be contacted online via the websites drrolanddental.com or facebook.com/DrRolandDental.