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What's the newest "esthetic dentistry" look?
47 doctors weighed in

Dr. Stanley Siu
Dentistry - Cosmetic
17 doctors agree
In brief: Straight & symmetric
The newest esthetic dentistry is actually minimally invasive & conservative dentistry.
20 plus yrs ago, lots of people were getting porcelain veneers for their upper front 6 teeth. Today, the best cosmetic dentists are recommending that patients get their crooked teeth aligned into esthetically pleasing arch forms, lighten their teeth by bleaching, then decide if restorative work is needed.

In brief: Straight & symmetric
The newest esthetic dentistry is actually minimally invasive & conservative dentistry.
20 plus yrs ago, lots of people were getting porcelain veneers for their upper front 6 teeth. Today, the best cosmetic dentists are recommending that patients get their crooked teeth aligned into esthetically pleasing arch forms, lighten their teeth by bleaching, then decide if restorative work is needed.
Dr. Stanley Siu
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Dr. David Duguid
I agree. Invisalign and newer bleaching products (sensational smile) have allowed us to be more conservative treatments. I treat a lot of patients with a combination of invisalign and minimal prep veneers. If you decide to have veneers, make sure you never treat only 6 teeth. If a dentist recommends six, then they haven't been cosmetically trained.
Dr. Frank Berman
i have found the the short term orthodontics like 6MonthSmiles provide quicker and much better results than invisilign, treating difficult cases that could not be successfully treated with aligners
Dr. John DeWolf
Dentistry
4 doctors agree
In brief: Timeless
Mercifully, this isn't something that really changes over the short term. Some fads come and go in dentistry like anything else, but pleasing dental esthetics are not very prone to shifts in fashion.
On the other hand, different cultures have radically different ideas of pleasing esthetics so it depends on where you live more than when you live.

In brief: Timeless
Mercifully, this isn't something that really changes over the short term. Some fads come and go in dentistry like anything else, but pleasing dental esthetics are not very prone to shifts in fashion.
On the other hand, different cultures have radically different ideas of pleasing esthetics so it depends on where you live more than when you live.
Dr. John DeWolf
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Dr. April Ziegele
Dentistry - Cosmetic
4 doctors agree
In brief: Natural, bright, healthy
The best smiles now are the ones that don't look "done".
You want to look like a lucky soul that was born with stunning teeth instead of one that had a lot of dental work done. Straight, bright, natural, healthy teeth and gums are the look to achieve.

In brief: Natural, bright, healthy
The best smiles now are the ones that don't look "done".
You want to look like a lucky soul that was born with stunning teeth instead of one that had a lot of dental work done. Straight, bright, natural, healthy teeth and gums are the look to achieve.
Dr. April Ziegele
Dr. April Ziegele
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3 doctors agree
In brief: Latest look
There is no such thing as the "latest look".
Esthetic dentistry is highly personal depending on the condition of the patient's mouth and dentition and what they see in the mirror. The "Latest Look" is a healthy, properly aligned dentition making the esthetic zone "drop dead gorgeous.

In brief: Latest look
There is no such thing as the "latest look".
Esthetic dentistry is highly personal depending on the condition of the patient's mouth and dentition and what they see in the mirror. The "Latest Look" is a healthy, properly aligned dentition making the esthetic zone "drop dead gorgeous.
Dr. Robert Goldenberg
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Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry
3 doctors agree
In brief: Natural
Rather than making things perfect, i prefer to idealize the two front teeth.
Then, fingerprint adjacent teeth so they belong, but make them slightly different. Breaking up perfection fools the eye and creates a result that defies detection. This can be accomplished conservatively, and with the use of computerized dentistry, or cerec.

In brief: Natural
Rather than making things perfect, i prefer to idealize the two front teeth.
Then, fingerprint adjacent teeth so they belong, but make them slightly different. Breaking up perfection fools the eye and creates a result that defies detection. This can be accomplished conservatively, and with the use of computerized dentistry, or cerec.
Dr. Gary Lederman
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Dr. Stephen Gordon
Dentistry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Natural
I've been performing "natural" minimally-invasive dentistry since I graduated dental school.
Often the best dental "restoration" is none at all. That is why I'm a fan of Dental Ozone for tooth remineralization.

In brief: Natural
I've been performing "natural" minimally-invasive dentistry since I graduated dental school.
Often the best dental "restoration" is none at all. That is why I'm a fan of Dental Ozone for tooth remineralization.
Dr. Stephen Gordon
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2 doctors agree
In brief: Natural
Cosmetic dentistry has gone through different phases.
In the past ten years a lot of "basic" cosmetic dentistry has been done: basic veneers, basic bonding, some whitening. Patients are more sophisticated now about what they want. Experienced cosmetic dentists are creating smiles that blend in and don't look perfect or like a mouth full of too many or too white teeth.

In brief: Natural
Cosmetic dentistry has gone through different phases.
In the past ten years a lot of "basic" cosmetic dentistry has been done: basic veneers, basic bonding, some whitening. Patients are more sophisticated now about what they want. Experienced cosmetic dentists are creating smiles that blend in and don't look perfect or like a mouth full of too many or too white teeth.
Dr. Scott Greenhalgh
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: Normal
What your normal would look like.
If your teeth are normal, then your acquaintances would never notice them. If the teeth are notices, then something is not normal.

In brief: Normal
What your normal would look like.
If your teeth are normal, then your acquaintances would never notice them. If the teeth are notices, then something is not normal.
Dr. Douglas Tavenner
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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No such animal
Techniques, materials, and equipment are always improving, but there is no such thing as "newest look".

In brief: No such animal
Techniques, materials, and equipment are always improving, but there is no such thing as "newest look".
Dr. Gary Sandler
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Dr. Steve Tassone
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Natural looking
A perfect, natural looking smile that is well proportioned to the face and especially the lips.

In brief: Natural looking
A perfect, natural looking smile that is well proportioned to the face and especially the lips.
Dr. Steve Tassone
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Dr. Tony Kim
Dentistry - Cosmetic
In brief: Changing
The latest trends in cosmetic dentistry do change over time.
A while back super white "Hollywood" style teeth were very popular. Now it seems that naturally white looking teeth is the preferred look of many. The "look" of the final cosmetic smile should take into consideration sex, race, and personality. What is popular in the cosmetic dentistry magazines may not be the perfect look for you.

In brief: Changing
The latest trends in cosmetic dentistry do change over time.
A while back super white "Hollywood" style teeth were very popular. Now it seems that naturally white looking teeth is the preferred look of many. The "look" of the final cosmetic smile should take into consideration sex, race, and personality. What is popular in the cosmetic dentistry magazines may not be the perfect look for you.
Dr. Tony Kim
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Dr. George Ayoub
Dentistry - Cosmetic
In brief: Depends
Depends on the eye of the patient.

In brief: Depends
Depends on the eye of the patient.
Dr. George Ayoub
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Dr. Mark Venincasa
Dentistry - Cosmetic
In brief: This does not change
There is not a particular style that is the newest "look".
The smile is not like a new look hairstyle, not like a new style of handbag, not like wearing pants hanging down, not like skinny jeans..... The smile can be whatever one wants it to be. There is no "new look"....

In brief: This does not change
There is not a particular style that is the newest "look".
The smile is not like a new look hairstyle, not like a new style of handbag, not like wearing pants hanging down, not like skinny jeans..... The smile can be whatever one wants it to be. There is no "new look"....
Dr. Mark Venincasa
Dr. Mark Venincasa
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Dr. John Thaler
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
In brief: Take your pick
Depends upon your perspective.
If you live in l.A., the white and brite and dazzling is still probably it. If you are a regular individual , not in the spotlight and don't need to light up the room, then that's another story. Always, clean, healthy, proportional teeth are wonderful. Need them a bit brighter -- whiten or veneer / crown. Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.

In brief: Take your pick
Depends upon your perspective.
If you live in l.A., the white and brite and dazzling is still probably it. If you are a regular individual , not in the spotlight and don't need to light up the room, then that's another story. Always, clean, healthy, proportional teeth are wonderful. Need them a bit brighter -- whiten or veneer / crown. Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.
Dr. John Thaler
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Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry
In brief: Aesthetics
Snap-on - smile, Botox facial injections, implants.

In brief: Aesthetics
Snap-on - smile, Botox facial injections, implants.
Dr. Thomas Davis
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