Has your birthday wish the past few years always been the same, to have a younger-looking smile? Pretty teeth are often taken for granted in one’s youth. Sadly, over time most people will begin to notice obvious signs of aging. From wear along the edges of teeth to inconsistencies in their size, to deep staining and discoloration that can cause a smile to look dingy and generally aged, there are a number of ways time can take a toll on one’s teeth. Fortunately,
cosmetic dentistry makes it possible to address all of these imperfections and more, allowing you to stop wasting wishes on a more youthful smile, and to start enjoying one instead!
What Signs of Aging Are Causing Concern?
If your biggest issue is simply staining, perhaps due to years of coffee drinking or tobacco use, professional teeth whitening could likely be effective at lightening teeth by several noticeable shades. This is particularly true if you have the benefit of a healthy smile as a result of regular dental cleanings, which can help to keep the teeth in great shape, even if they do begin to look slightly discolored as you age.
What Else Can Be Done to Rejuvenate the Smile?
For signs of wear, such as jagged edges caused by years of chewing and also possibly subconscious teeth grinding, the dentist might recommend cosmetic bonding, porcelain veneers, or even porcelain crowns. While crowns are used primarily for restorative treatment, if your teeth have been made fragile from excessive wear, a crown could help to address the issue cosmetically, while also offering protection from further damage. Bonding and veneers, on the other hand, are purely cosmetic in nature, making them great choices for patients with purely cosmetic issues.
Interested In a Smile Makeover?
Tired of your smile looking much older than you feel? If your smile could benefit from a refresh, call Creekside Family Dental Care in Columbia, TN, at (931) 388–3384 to schedule your cosmetic consultation.