Growing older does not have to mean you stop caring about your appearance. A consultation with your cosmetic dentist will present several ways you can correct your dental imperfections, and provide the bright and healthy smile you deserve.
Dental stain – Illness, medications, and years of wear can result in discolored or stained dentition. The Opalescence teeth whitening system may be the perfect option offering a take home whitening program that will be designed specifically for your needs.
For many years, dental decay was repaired using silver amalgam. As you have aged, those silver fillings may have turned dark. You now have the option of having those fillings replaced with a tooth colored composite resin. Your dentist will carefully remove old fillings and replace them with composite resin that can be closely matched to your tooth shade making new fillings virtually impossible to detect.
Dental crowns have been used to repair broken or badly decayed teeth for decades. However, now most dental crowns are made using porcelain, a strong and stain resistant material that eliminates the need for gold or metal crowns. Dental crowns are also used as the final step to seal a tooth following root canal therapy, as a means to attach a fixed prosthesis, or as the restoration for a dental implant.
If tooth loss has occurred, dental implants allow the patient to eat all the foods they love; speak without fear of slippage; and smile or laugh with self-confidence knowing their missing teeth have been restored using the method that is closest to having their biological teeth back.
For the patient who is looking for a minimally invasive cosmetic enhancement to hide chipped or broken teeth; unwanted gaps; deeply stained teeth; or uneven teeth … porcelain veneers may be recommended. Veneers are wafer thin shells that are made to match teeth in size, shape, and shade. Your cosmetic dentist will cement them in place once fit and function are correct.
Once you have completed your smile makeover, proper care will allow you many years of enjoyment. Brush twice daily and floss to remove what your toothbrush missed. See your dentist every six months for cleaning and dental exam.
For more information or to schedule a consultation, contact our team at the Dental Place today.