Westdale Periodontists

Meet Dr. Aalam and Dr. Krivitsky

The CENTER for Advanced Periodontal and Implant Therapy is a dual-board certified periodontal practice near Westdale Los Angeles. As the dual-board certified husband and wife team behind the Westdale practice, Dr. Aalam and Dr. Krivitsky are proud to offer comprehensive periodontal treatments near Westdale to help their patients achieve healthy, beautiful smiles. A Westdale periodontist is a dental specialist, who is an expert in treatment and prevention of periodontal disease, as well as in the dental implant procedure. As dental specialists, a periodontist is Westdale can create a customized dental treatment plan, to address your dental issues, and find the best solution for your needs. Dr. Aalam and Dr. Krivitsky are committed to providing their patients with the best in periodontal care and therapies, and look forward to welcoming you to their periodontal practice near Westdale Los Angeles. If you experience any complications with your teeth, gums or oral health, contact us today for a periodontal consultation with a periodontist in Westdale.

Cosmetic Dentistry Westdale

Many people believe that a beautiful smile is the result of pearly white teeth. However, a healthy, dazzling smile begins with healthy gums. Some patients experience gum recession as a result of untreated periodontal disease, which damages the gum tissue and exposes the tooth roots, creating an aged appearance and unattractive smile. Some are born with dark gums, a result of excess pigmentation, that can be treated with a minimally invasive depigmentation treatment. In other cases, patients experience what is known as a gummy smile. All conditions affect the appearance of the gum, however can be treated to restore a healthy, even gum line, and a beautiful smile! 

Gummy Smile Treatment Westdale

A gummy smile can result from several factors. To put it simply, a gummy smile refers to the appearance of excess gum tissue when speaking or smiling. In some cases, a gummy smile is the result of excess gum tissue that covers the teeth. As a result, the teeth appear to be shorter, resembling the same, smaller-looking teeth as seen in children. Although the teeth are actually normal in size, the gum tissue covers the teeth and creates a “gummy” effect, which hinders many patients’ confidence and desire to smile. In other cases, a hyperactive upper lip can also cause a gummy appearance. In this case, the upper lip rises higher than normal when speaking and smiling. A hyperactive lip results when the muscle that controls the range of motion of the lip pulls the lips upward,  causing the upper lip to rise dramatically when speaking, laughing, and smiling, exposing the majority of the gums and creating a gummy appearance.⁣

Despite the cause, those who have a gummy smile are familiar with how this condition can affect their confidence and self-esteem when smiling. Although a gummy smile is not indicative of underlying health conditions and is not generally a health concern, cosmetic dentistry in Westdale is one solution to treating a gummy smile in Westdale. 

⁣Depending on the cause, there are several gummy smile treatments in Westdale. Aesthetic crown lengthening in Westdale can be done to remove the excess gum tissue and expose the crowns of the teeth, which were covered by the gums, to restore a healthy, even gum line and reveal a beautiful, broad smile! If you experience a gummy smile due to a hyperactive upper lip, one solution is Botox!⁣

Botox is a safe, non-surgical alternative to a conventional gummy smile treatment in Westdale. Botox for a gummy smile is a safe, non-surgical treatment for restoring an attractive smile. The gummy smile treatment in Westdale utilizes botox to target the upper lip elevator muscles, which are the muscles that control the movement of the upper lip when speaking and smiling. ⁣⁣The botox is injected through a minimally invasive incision and targets these muscles to temporarily restrict the movement of the upper lip and prevent it from abnormally rising. ⁣⁣As a result, the upper lip temporarily stays in place, covering more of the gum line and minimizing exposure of the gums! ⁣⁣This treatment is just one of the several ways to treat a gummy smile in Westdale. 

⁣⁣Those who have gummy smiles often opt for treatment to rejuvenate their smile and restore their confidence! ⁣Gummy smile treatment in Westdale is an effective solution that, when performed by a board-certified periodontist in Westdale, can help you regain your confidence to smile! ⁣⁣If you think you may benefit from treatment for your gummy smile, call or email us to schedule a consultation with a Westdale periodontist.  

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Visit our site to view more amazing before-and-after periodontal surgery images or schedule a consultation near Westdale. You can also call Dr. Aalam and Dr. Krivitsky at (310) 299-8329 today.

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