Your smile is your greatest asset. When you first meet someone, your smile makes the first and most lasting impression and a good smile helps you appear professional and attractive. If you struggle to smile with confidence due to how your smile looks, you’re not alone. At Alba Dental Centre, our London cosmetic dentists can help you achieve a brand-new smile with our smile makeover treatment.
We understand that no two smiles are the same, meaning your smile makeover treatment is completely personalized to your goals and dental needs. Read on to learn more about how our cosmetic dentists help patients achieve their dream smiles with a smile makeover.
If you have missing teeth, we provide dental implants to restore your smile to fullness and health. A dental implant is a replacement tooth attached to a biocompatible synthetic ‘root’ that’s surgically placed into the jawbone. The permanent restoration used to top the implant, usually a crown in the case of singular implants, looks and feels like your natural teeth. While the restoration may need to be replaced every 10 to 15 years due to regular wear and tear, the implants themselves can last a lifetime if cared for properly.
A gummy smile refers to having too much gum showing when you smile, causing your teeth to look short. A crooked smile causes your gum line to be uneven, causing some teeth to look shorter than others. A crooked smile can be caused by lower face asymmetry, this refers to a condition where one side of the face is different from the other half.
We can remedy these situations with a procedure referred to as a gum lift or crown lengthening. During this procedure, your cosmetic dentist will remove excess gum tissue and reshape the contour of your gums to lengthen the crowns of your teeth and provide a natural-looking gum line.
Gum recession can be caused by gum disease, overly vigorous brushing, teeth grinding or clenching, or simply due to age and genetics. Regardless of the cause, as gums recede they expose the roots of the tooth, creating the appearance of longer teeth. Exposed roots also increase vulnerability to root decay, bone loss, and sensitivity to hot and cold liquids and foods. The solution to this situation is a soft-tissue graft, also known as a gum graft.
A soft-tissue graft protects your roots from decay and helps prevent additional gum recession. During this procedure, tissue from the top of your mouth or another source is surgically transplanted to the gum area, covering the roots and restoring the gum line to its original, healthy location.
Smile makeover treatment includes cosmetics with restorative purposes to improve your smile. This treatment allows us to repair your teeth and gums while enhancing their appearance, allowing you to smile confidently. To see if you can benefit from a smile makeover treatment, call our London office at (519) 777-2020 to schedule an appointment.
Don’t let your smile hold you back from living your life. Our dentists proudly provide smile makeover services to patients in London, ON as well as the surrounding areas including Strathroy, St. Thomas, and Ingersoll, ON.
If you’re looking for cosmetic dentists who can offer smile makeover services near you, the dentists at Alba Dental Centre can help. Call our London office at (519) 777-2020 to schedule an appointment with one of our expert dentists. You can also fill out our online appointment form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly.