Face Analysis


Patient aesthetic expectations and smile enhancement can be achieved through the use of facial analysis. This process allows each member of the restorative team (i.e., clinician, specialist, dental technician) to diagnose the patient and develop a comprehensive treatment plan for his or her specific needs. Treatment planning according to facial architecture and dental configuration allows function and harmonious aesthetics to be improved. This article demonstrates a predictable means to evaluate the components of an attractive face for use as a guide during aesthetic dental treatment.