Aging is a natural part of life. Unfortunately, few people enjoy seeing the effects that aging can take on their appearance. Just like gray hairs and wrinkles, your teeth can also tell others that you are getting older. It’s understandable considering how much work your teeth do for you on a daily basis. Not only do your teeth allow you to eat the foods you love, but they may also be exposed to teeth grinding, smoking or other oral habits over time. This can cause you to have a lackluster, aging smile.
The good news is that your dentist can help. Just like a plastic surgeon can address your wrinkles, a modern cosmetic dentist can turn back the hands of time across your smile. In fact, some patients can look years younger with a minimal investment in cosmetic dentistry.
Anti-Aging Solutions in Cosmetic Dentistry
First and foremost, your dentist will make sure your teeth and gums are in good health. No cosmetic dental treatment can address imperfections that are rooted in decay, gum disease or other oral health issues. However, if your smile checks out okay, you can consider the following easy cosmetic solutions for younger-looking teeth:
One of the most affordable and quickest ways to take years off of your appearance. Most professional teeth whitening systems can lighten your teeth by several shades in just one in-office treatment.
Another non-invasive means of addressing minor imperfections, such as that small chip on your front tooth or a gap that has noticeably widened between two teeth. Tooth-colored composite material can be applied to your existing teeth for a seamless, youthful correction.
Smile Makeover with Veneers
Porcelain veneers is like a facelift for your smile – but without the anesthesia, stitches and recovery of a plastic surgery. Veneers cover the front teeth to reshape, straighten or lighten their overall appearance. In just two painless office visits, you can get the smile you have always wanted – or the one you had in your 20’s.
Replacement of Metal Restorations
Metal (amalgam) fillings and old crowns can make the tooth look grey over time. Many patients opt to replace old dental work for more updated and advanced materials, such as tooth-colored composite or natural-looking porcelain.
Ready to let a cosmetic dentist reverse your aging smile? Call Dr. Gilreath in Marietta. We offer a full menu of cosmetic and restorative solutions for adults of all ages.
Posted on behalf of Dr. Paul Gilreath IV,