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Smiling Young Women
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Megan T.

Dr. Behm and his team have been so helpful to me. I have several intense chronic health issues that I have been healing from, and when I learned about the dangers of amalgam fillings and root canals, I knew that I needed to have my teeth repaired. I researched for hours about the safest amalgam and tooth extraction procedures and eventually found Dr. Behms practice. He is very kind, wise, and open to answering questions and concerns. I am so grateful to have found Dr. Behm and his team!

Aesthetic Cosmetic Dentistry

A good cosmetic dentist is actually an artist, he knows his tools and how to use them to create a beautiful result. There is actually a lot more to the science and art of creating a beautiful smile than the average person could imagine.

In art as well as nature, there is a proportion that is considered to be the most aesthetic one. This is 1.618 to 1, also known as the Golden Proportion, height to width. A good aesthetic dentist applies the beauty, harmony and balance of nature’s proportions to create natural beauty in dental aesthetics. This porportion is used in most art forms, including painting, to help determine where to put the focal point on the canvas to create a well-composed and compelling painting. This also holds true for aesthetic dentistry. There are several relationships in the mouth that apply this proportion to create the most aesthetic affect.

There are many, many principles that create what is considered an aesthetic smile. I’m sure you’ve seen people who have spent a fortune in their mouths, yet their teeth are just not quite right, the natural, aesthetic effect they were hoping to get just didn’t happen. We have studied Aesthetic / Cosmetic Dentistry at Las Vegas Institute, a prestigious advanced dental study course.

Dental Proportions


The six upper front teeth are called “The Social Six.” This means they are the most prominent while smiling and talking. The width of each of the two front teeth should be in Golden Proportion to the width of the lateral incisor (2nd from the middle, as seen from the front), which in turn is in golden proportion to the part of the canine (3rd from the middle) that is visible from the front.



Golden Proportions

Materials

We have found that a new material, e.max, is both biocompatible for most (this will be determined for you by testing) and superior from a cosmetic standpoint. It is stabilized zirconium oxide with excellent strength, thus is perfect for bridges in the back of the mouth which take tremendous pressure during chewing. It is an extremely translucent material, which give it a very natural look in the mouth. We have found this to be the perfect material for crowns and bridges in both the front and back of the mouth.

 

Smiling Young Women

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April E.

About 8 years ago I was searching for a dentist that would take out my amalgam fillings(the silver ones)the proper way, and this search led me to Dr. Behm. I have never been happier with those search results, he and his entire staff are fantastic, attitudes go a long way plus he cares for all of you, not just your teeth. If you live within 500 miles of this Clearwater Florida office, you need to make an appointment. People fly in from all across the country to see him. I live 11 miles and feel so blessed to be so close. I will be seeing him tomorrow to have my bite checked as I had a permanent crown placed yesterday. I look forward to going to the dentist, I never feel any pain.