Are you embarrassed by your smile? Do you catch yourself covering your mouth when you laugh? Do you wish your teeth were whiter or straighter, larger or smaller, had no gaps between them or weren’t missing?
No matter what flaws keep you from smiling, a Smile Makeover can help you.
The wonderful thing about smiles is that they are unique to you, and the wonderful thing about Smile makeovers is that your unique smile stays unique, but is enhanced with various cosmetic dental techniques and treatments to achieve a special, natural beauty all your own.
If you are self-conscious about your smile and avoid smiling, your quality of life is ultimately affected. When you want to appear confident and attractive, your reluctance to smile may project an insecure or less-than-attractive image. If you would normally be vivacious and quick to share laughter with friends and colleagues, but you begin to hide your smile and quell your laughter, you are no longer presenting your true personality.
At Smiles by Hillside, we understand the importance of a beautiful, healthy looking smile and can help you design the smile you desire, one that reflects your personality and self assurance.
With a host of cosmetic and restorative dental treatments available, we have the professional tools, experience, and skills necessary to transform your smile. From teeth whitening to dazzling porcelain veneers to crowns and dental implants, your Smiles by Hillside dentist can create a treatment plan with you that will ensure that you realise your dream smile. Your vision of that smile will guide the way as treatment options are discussed and your needs – and budget – are listened to and followed.
Begin your trip to your new sparkling smile with a consultation appointment. Let’s explore your way forward with thoughtful, expert treatment guidance.
While you’re on-site with us, stop by our portfolio section for some great Smile Makeovers.
Dentures offer an affordable restorative solution to multiple missing teeth. Worn by millions throughout the world, dentures are by far the most commonplace dental appliance in use today.
Smiles by Hillside provides superior dentures and offers the added benefit of in-house dental technicians, who can construct dentures precisely to the exact measurements taken by your dentist. Your dentist will discuss treatment recommendations with you, including the type of denture is best suited to your case:
- Removable dentures
- Partial dentures
- Implant-supported dentures
Your denture exam will include several specific steps:
- Ensure that your gums are healthy and bone ridges are stabilised
- Measure and record your unique facial and oral structure for the best aesthetic appearance
- Moulds of your mouth will be made to ensure an exceptional fit
- Your denture is constructed in-house by our highly skilled dental technicians
- Your finished denture is placed
You will have a follow up appointment scheduled that allows your dentist to check the fit and look of your denture after you have been wearing it. You will also be asked if you have experienced any discomfort or if the denture has moved or slipped. Adjustments can be made immediately during this visit to resolve any small issues you may encounter.
Dental bridges literally bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth.
A bridge is made up of two crowns and a replacement tooth. The two crowns are affixed to the teeth, known as abutment teeth, are adjacent to the gap. The replacement tooth is high quality porcelain or ceramic that is colour-matched to existing teeth and strong enough to provide full functionality. Dental bridges can be supported by natural teeth or implants.
The benefits of dental bridges can allow you to:
- Restore your smile
- Restore your ability to properly chew and speak
- Maintain the natural structure and shape of your face
- Distribute bite forces properly
- Prevent your remaining teeth from drifting out of position
At your consultation and exam visit, your Smiles by Hillside dentist will ensure that your abutment teeth are capable of supporting your dental bridge or will make the determination that dental implants are appropriate support surrogates. Once your treatment plan is established and discussed with you in detail, your dentist will begin the treatment process, which will include:
- Preparation of the abutment teeth
– re-contouring to allow for crown placement
- Teeth impressions are taken
– these will serve as a model for the dental lab
- Temporary bridge made and placed
– protection for exposed abutment teeth and gums
When your permanent bridge is completed, you will return for your second visit where your dentist will remove the temporary bridge and replace it with your new, custom-made permanent bridge. The fit and feel will be checked thoroughly to ensure your bite is correct and your dental bridge is properly in place. We will encourage you to contact us if you encounter any difficulties or discomfort, and will schedule a follow up visit to re-check fit and bite alignment.
Dental bridges can last 5 to 15 years, or even longer, with proper oral maintenance and regular checkups.
We are certain you will enjoy the enhanced quality of life achieved with your expertly made and placed dental bridge, eating with ease and speaking clearly, perhaps for the first time in many years. We look forward to seeing you happy and flashing a great smile.
If you are interested in Smile Design Makeovers – please call us on 020 8346 0668 or send us a message through our form for your Initial Consultation!