Many older patients are enthralled to learn that the effects of aging on their smile can be easily corrected without invasive facelifts or surgery. Working directly on the teeth and building them back up can restore a more youthful appearance.
Your smile can be restored with several anti-aging dentistry options. From unwanted gaps to a brighter, whiter smile, anti-aging dentistry can make you appear years younger without any necessary downtime.
Read on to learn the unique benefits of anti-aging dentistry treatments and how these simple procedures can restore your confidence in your once-aging smile.
How Aging Affects Your Smile
The aging process often causes the jaw to lose some of its fullness. In turn, this leads to your face appearing slimmer and sunken. This sunken appearance leads to dark spots appearing on both sides of your teeth when you smile. Additionally, teeth can also become shorter as you age most frequently due to teeth grinding.
Another way that aging affects your smile is by way of changes to your mouth. Wrinkles can cause your smile to appear less even as it once did. Your face and smile can also become distorted and uneven as lips begin to sag, and your teeth become discolored.
Functionality Is Restored
Your teeth can become damaged over the years, and correcting these issues is the first step towards restoring the functionality of your smile. Whether you have cities, chips, missing teeth, discoloration, or other issues, Tompkins Dental can help. By repairing damaged teeth, we can restore the look and function of your smile by eliminating any pain or discomfort you may be experiencing while eating or drinking. Once any issues are corrected, we can begin to enhance your natural smile with cosmetic dentistry treatments.
Facial Aesthetics Are Improved
Enhancing your smile is about more than just having whiter teeth. The soft tissues that frame your face, including your lips, cheeks, and facial structure, are essential to the look of your smile. Since the oral and facial tissues are involved, your dentist is one of the best professionals to administer cosmetic injectables through the head and neck.
Your Entire Body Benefits From Healthy Teeth
Maintaining good oral and dental hygiene not only keeps your teeth healthy by preventing tooth decay and gum disease, but it can also keep your teeth healthy as your body ages. A healthy smile can also help your body ward off medical disorders, and decrease your risk of heart attack, stroke, and diabetes.
According to the Academy of General Dentistry, more than 90% of all systemic diseases produce oral signs and symptoms first, meaning what’s in your mouth reveals much about your overall health.
Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments We Love
Cosmetic dentistry treatments are some of the most popular options for enhancing your natural smile. These treatments can completely transform the look of your face while making you appear years younger.
The top cosmetic dentistry treatments that we love, include:
Veneers are ultrathin porcelain customized to fit the front of your teeth. If you’re unhappy with the shape, size, or general appearance of your teeth, veneers can be an exceptional solution to transforming your smile. With veneers, you can redesign your smile without losing or drastically changing your natural teeth.
The next best thing to a healthy, natural tooth is a dental implant. An implant is secure, stable, and is held in place by your jaw, making it a long-lasting tooth replacement. Our experts are exact in our implant placement technique to ensure your implant fits, feels, looks, and functions like a natural tooth.
Whitening your teeth is the most common cosmetic dentistry procedure. Whitening is a quick and painless solution for those with sensitive teeth wishing to whiten in the fastest, easiest, and most cost-effective way.
Not only do anti-aging dentistry treatments enhance your smile, but they are an affordable way to give your self-confidence a big boost. To schedule a consultation appointment, contact Tompkins Dental today.