4 Cosmetic Dentistry Procedure to Improve Your Smile

Cosmetic Teeth whitening before and after

A smile is often the first thing we notice about another person, isn’t it? If you find that you are self-conscious about your smile it may be time to consider cosmetic dental treatments. One of these treatments may be what you need to improve your smile and give your confidence back.

There are plenty of different options out there. In this post, we are going to look at five of the best cosmetic dentistry procedures that will improve your smile. 

Gum Depigmentation (Gum Bleaching)

If you have darker pigments in your gums, gum bleaching could be the perfect cosmetic dentistry treatment to get the perfect smile you have always wanted. A lot of people do not realize that this treatment is available, yet it is simple and can make a big difference to the overall appearance of your teeth.

Genetics is the main reason why people have darker pigments in their gums. Excess melanin can build up, which can cause your gums to look black or brown instead of pink. This is something that tends to be more common in people with Middle Eastern or African ancestry. However, anyone can experience this.

The extra pigment does not necessarily indicate dysfunction or disease. Nevertheless, it can cause people to feel self-conscious about their smile.

Other reasons why your gums may be dark include side effects from some medications and smoking. 

Gum Grafting

Gum grafting is a cosmetic dentistry procedure that is for people who have gum recession. Gum recession can make your teeth look longer because you have less gum tissue covering your teeth. This can happen for a number of reasons including gum disease or brushing too hard.

Not only is gum grafting an important procedure from a cosmetic point-of-view, but it can be vital in terms of the stability of your teeth as well. It is not uncommon for people to experience loose teeth when their gums start to recede. The last thing anyone wants is to lose a tooth. 

Some of the signs that you may need gum grafting include if you are at risk of tooth loss, gum deterioration, or bone deterioration. Other indicators include if you have periodontal disease, inflamed gum tissue, or an exposed dental root. 

A cosmetic dentistry treatment alternative to gum grafting is the pinhole surgical technique. It is a less invasive procedure that has great results.

Dental Implants

An effective cosmetic dentistry solution to missing teeth is dental implants. Dental implants provide a long-term solution to replace a missing tooth or missing teeth. When you have this treatment the dental implant replaces both the root and the crown. The implant is placed directly into your jawbone, acting as an artificial replacement for the tooth that is missing.  You won’t be able to notice the difference between your implants and the rest of your teeth, as they look as natural as your other teeth.

Having dental implants can make a massive difference to your self-confidence. Having a missing tooth can make a person feel less confident and even embarrassed to talk or smile. Dental implants can be life-changing for people, giving them increased confidence. 

The best part is, dental implants are safe and effective and look and feel just like regular teeth.

Crown Lengthening

Crown lengthening is a surgical procedure to reshape the gum line to expose more tooth surfaces. This is a fairly simple procedure that takes about an hour. The healing process takes about 2 to 3 months.

The dentist may perform crown lengthening in the case of a gummy smile where too much periodontal (gum) tissue covers the tooth/teeth. After the procedure, the patient’s teeth or crowns appear longer, thus the name crown lengthening.

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So there you have it. Some of the best cosmetic dentistry treatments for those looking to improve their smile. If you would like to find out more about these treatments and how they can benefit you, please give us a call. We can help you have the smile you’ve always wanted or to restore the one you already had.

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