New York Daily News
Master of the Dental Makeover
r. Richard Lestz, a dentist with over 25 years experience in dental cosmetics, implants and general dentistry, has a unique calling card. Above a caption, which reads “dento-facial symmetry,” it shows horizontal and vertical lines drawn through a face. What does this have to do with Dr. Lestz’s specialty, you may ask? Plenty.
“These are proportional and symmetrical,” he explains. “Faces that we consider to be beautiful, or ideal, fit into these lines.When teeth are crooked or missing altogether, there is a loss of bone and other supporting structures, which may cause the shape of the face to collapse inward and vertically. By cosmetically reconstructing the teeth and their supporting structures, we can achieve a more esthetic, healthy and youthful appearance.” lines