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Smile Makeover in London, ON

Transform Your Smile

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.

Reasons to Consider a Smile Makeover

A smile makeover involves multiple cosmetic dentistry treatments that can enhance your appearance, boost your self-esteem, and improve your oral health. These treatments are planned out to suit your unique dental needs and address cosmetic flaws in the most efficient way possible. Smile makeover treatment is recommended if you suffer from one or more of the following:

  • Missing teeth
  • A gummy or crooked smile
  • Exposed roots
  • Gum indentations

Our Smile Makeover Treatments

Missing Teeth

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.

Gummy or Crooked Smile

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.

Exposed Roots

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.

Gum Indentations

When a tooth falls out or is extracted, an indentation can appear in the gums and jawbone just above the spot where the tooth used to be. This occurs because the jawbone slowly atrophies or disappears in response to the lack of stimulation from a tooth’s root. In combination with replacing your missing tooth with a dental implant, we can correct the indentation with ridge augmentation.

During the ridge augmentation procedure, your cosmetic dentist will smooth out the indentation to recreate the original curvature of your gums and jaw. This procedure generally includes bone grafting to restore the missing bone, and in some cases must be performed prior to the placement of implants to ensure that sufficient bone is available to retain the implant securely.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is a smile makeover considered cosmetic or restorative?

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.

How much will it cost for my smile makeover treatment?

The cost of your smile makeover treatment depends on several factors including what type of procedures you need, if you’re missing any teeth, whether you need an extraction, etc. During your initial consultation, your dentist will provide you with an accurate estimate after a thorough examination of your overall health and reviewing your smile goals with you.

Revamp Your Smile Today With A Smile Makeover

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 contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly.