Occlusal Cant – A Cosmetic And Restorative Fix
While many of us don’t realize it, our brains are naturally programmed to notice symmetry within whatever passes our eyes, including faces, words on a page, and so on. When we look at a person, we usually immediately notice their eye color, hair color, skin tone, and of course their smile. In most people, the smile is symmetrical and falls in line with the shape and location of the nose, lips, and the rest of the face, which then creates an even flow.
However, some patients may suffer from an occlusal cant, sometimes known as a crooked smile. Facial asymmetries within the jaw skew the face creates a smile that does not align properly which can lead to a smile that looked crooked or just “off balance.” Since our eyes naturally create an invisible plane that bisects the face, the asymmetry is usually very obvious.
Fixing A Crooked Smile with Porcelain Veneers
Though many patients have probably never heard of the term occlusal cant, it’s likely that they’ve at least heard about or know about the fix for them. In order to give the smile and overall face more symmetry, porcelain dental veneers can be used so that the smile can be reshaped and rebalanced to match the rest of the face. Using dental veneers not only means a smile that is no longer crooked, it also means that a patient is able to enjoy a completely revamped look. Dental veneers are well known and well sought for providing patients with an entirely new smile that is bright, straight, and beautiful.
With the help of Dr. Hall and his experience and professional techniques used to place porcelain veneers, you’ll no longer have to live with a smile that doesn’t fit your face perfectly. Using veneers, Dr. Hall, a cosmetic dentist in Colorado Springs will be able to fix your occlusal cant while providing you with a new smile that you never hesitate to show. Contact our Colorado Springs dental office today, by phone or through email, to learn more about occlusal cants and dental veneers.