You can’t stop time, but you can reverse changes to your smile caused by aging. Besides a few white hairs and some wrinkles, your teeth can also show the passing of time. However, your cosmetic dentist can turn back the clock. Here are 5 ways you can look younger with cosmetic dentistry.
1. Fix Chipped or Broken Teeth
Teeth experience wear and tear, which can lead to chips or fractures over time. If your teeth are damaged or worn out, dental bonding is an affordable and convenient solution to rehabilitate your smile.
A composite resin is shaded to the color of enamel to blend in with the tooth structure when used to fix minor imperfections. Your results will look natural and can last for 5 to 15 years, depending on your aftercare routine.
2. Reverse Stains and Discoloration
Teeth change color over the years for various reasons, like poor oral hygiene habits, drinking a lot of coffee, or smoking. Your enamel also gets thinner as time passes, which may cause more of your yellowish dentin to be visible.
Teeth Whitening can reverse stains and discoloration that make your smile look aged or dull. A professional whitening system can get your teeth up to 8 shades whiter.
3. Replace Lost Teeth
A missing tooth isn’t just an aesthetic problem. It can affect your oral and general health if it isn’t replaced. Missing teeth are also associated with being older.
Filling the gap in your smile can take 10 years off your appearance while supporting a healthy mouth and body. You have more options than ever to treat tooth loss, including a fixed bridge, dental implants, partials, or dentures, depending on how many teeth need to be replaced.
4. Replace Metal Restorations
Metal fillings and crowns have been used for generations. Although they’ve held a commonplace in dentistry for decades, tooth-colored materials are used nowadays.
Metal restorations stick out like a sore thumb, instantly giving away your age. Swapping old fillings and crowns for tooth-colored materials will allow them to blend in with your teeth, so no one will know they are there.
5. Invest in Porcelain Veneers
If you want to revamp your smile completely, porcelain veneers can correct many issues at once. Bonding them to the teeth visible when smiling can treat many flaws, like discoloration, chips, and gaps. You’ll have a bright, youthful smile that you’ll be proud to show off.
You can look and feel your best without needing extensive dental work. You cannot stop wrinkles or gray hair, but you can invest in a timeless smile.
About Dr. Angela Courtney
Dr. Courtney earned her dental degree from the Ohio State University College of Dentistry and completed advanced training at the Las Vegas Institute. As a lifelong learner, she has regularly continued her education in many specialties, including cosmetic dentistry and neuromuscular dentistry. If you are ready to refresh your smile, request an appointment online or call (614) 825-3873.