How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Reduce the Effects of Aging
As you get older, you will notice that the first signs of aging tend to appear in your facial expressions, and more specifically in your smile. Your teeth and gums are always changing, and you may find that advancing age has your teeth lacking the brightness and sheen that they once had.
Cosmetic dentistry can help to revitalize your smile so that you don’t give away your true age when you show off your pearly whites. Below is a look at some of the positive effects that cosmetic dentistry can have on an aging smile.
- Improvement in tooth color: The teeth are highly prone to yellowing over time due to the prolonged effects of consuming tooth-staining foods and beverages. You can see a significant change in your tooth color and brightness by opting for teeth whitening. Nearly instant results can be achieved through in-office whitening procedures, while gradual whitening effects will result from at-home whitening kits prescribed by your dentist.
- Reduced likelihood of gum disease and tooth decay: Cosmetic dentistry does more for your teeth than improve aesthetics. Through various cosmetic procedures such as implants, bridges, and crowns, your dentist can remodel your smile so that daily cleaning is easier and more effective. Many of these procedures will also reduce the chances of tooth decay and gum disease developing, meaning that your smile will look beautiful well into the years ahead!
- Repair of existing problems: If you suffered an injury to your teeth earlier in life, the previous restorations to your teeth may be outdated or in need of replacement. With the modern procedures offered in today’s cosmetic dentistry practices, you can get an update of old restorations while improving the rest of your smile with veneers, same-day crowns, or dental onlays.
Start planning your cosmetic dentistry makeover today by scheduling a consultation in the office of Dr. John Carson, DDS. Contact us on our website or call us at (520) 514-7203 for a closer look at the services we offer.