Rating Your Smile – Determining Your Score for Veneers, Crowns, or Dental Implants

In our 5-part series, we covered 10 principles used in the determination of the best smile design for your unique smile proportions. And now, let’s put it onto practice. (Taken below from my book, A Guide to the Perfect Smile.)

What follows is revolutionary

a test with which you can actually score your own smile against the ten smile principles discussed in the series. Doing this will arm you with the “evidence” you need in pursuing your perfect smile through dental treatment.

You can score your smile on your own or with a friend – or better yet, with your dentist. Just follow the directions to find out your score.

(Taken below from my book, A Guide to the Perfect Smile.)

Scoring Your Smile

Using the mDAI

Score your smile by rating it on each of the ten smile principles discussed in this chapter, using the modified Dental Aesthetic Index. Here’s how you do it: if your smile is excellent on an individual principle of smile design, give it a score of 10. If it is acceptable but not excellent, give it a score of 5. Is it’s not acceptable at all, give it a score of 0. Then add up your score.

  • If everything about is perfect (and if it is, you are probably working in Hollywood and shouldn’t be reading this book), your score will add up to 100.
  • If you’ve got a really good smile, you’re going to have a score of over 70, which means there is still room for improvement.
  • If your smile gets a score lower than 50, you definitely need to consider having work done on your smile.

Edward S. Philips, D.D.S.

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