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Smile Makeovers Before the Wedding

You’re wearing an ornate white gown, your hair is in a fancy up-do and you’re holding a bouquet of roses fit for a queen as you stare into your beloved’s eyes. It’s exactly how you always imagined your wedding day to be.

Then the photographer says “smile.” You panic. Scared that the seismic space between your front two teeth or your discoloured, uneven smile will forever mar the photos of what should be the happiest day of your life – your wedding day.

At our central London cosmetic dental practice, you can get an initial free consultation with our cosmetic dentist. You really want to start cosmetic dental procedures with as much time as possible to make sure it’s done right, and to give yourself time to enjoy your new smile and get used to it.

So many factors can impact the optimal outcome, including how straight the teeth are, what the condition is of the gums and whether there are existing crowns or fillings, so it’s definitely best to be evaluated well before the big event.

To help you achieve the best smile, our cosmetic dental practice can help with:

have a great smile for your wedding photos

Teeth Whitening Ready for your Wedding

People always want a brighter smile, so tooth whitening is something we see a whole lot of before weddings. There are many tiers of tooth whitening available today. The darker your teeth, the more help they need. From our take-home whitening strips or Laser teeth whitening. If your teeth are really dark and you want to whiten them quickly, laser whitening may be your best option. Laser whitening is often the choice for people who don’t like the idea of wearing mouth trays.

Take home trays take more time (but) you may get deeper whitening because you are bathing your teeth in whitening gel for a longer time.

Wedding day tip: If you choose trays do a touch up the night before your big day. Your teeth are always the whitest the day of and the day after whitening.

Restorative Dental Work Before the Wedding

There are several routes we can take to restore broken, chipped, cracked or stained teeth.

Bonding is typically the first line. Bonding can improve the appearance of teeth that are chipped, broken, cracked, stained or have spaces between them. With bonding, tooth-coloured materials are applied, or bonded, to the tooth surface. We usually fill small spaces with cosmetic white bonding. This can close space and it is a simple, non-invasive and conservative procedure.

Veneers are another popular choice for brides and grooms. These thin, custom-made shells cover the front side of teeth, and can be used to treat spaces between teeth and teeth that are chipped or worn, permanently stained, poorly shaped or slightly crooked.

Crowns may be needed if porcelain veneers won’t do the trick. A crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that is placed over a tooth. Crowns can restore a tooth’s shape, size and strength and/or improve its appearance. Crowns cover the visible portion of a tooth that lies at and above the gum line.

Cosmetic Tooth Contouring Before the Wedding

At Drury Lane Dental Care London we can correct minor defects in the shape and appearance of a tooth through a process referred to as tooth contouring or tooth reshaping.

This is sort of like filing your nails. Let’s say one tooth is longer or pointed or has a chip that needs to be smoothed out, then with a little cosmetic contouring teeth can look pretty, without the need for full braces or a crown. It’s not painful either. It’s pretty much like when you are doing your fingernails, you know something is being done, but it doesn’t hurt.

Braces Before the Wedding

Braces can help straighten crooked teeth, reduce crowding or fill in spaces where teeth do not meet properly. While technology has changed the way braces look, they still don’t work overnight. Start as early as you can if you want a perfectly straight smile by your wedding day. Drury Lane Dental Care London provides invisible braces or regular braces if your case is more severe.

Call now or use the form on the left to book your first appointment for free.