When people see you, your smile is front and center, and we all know it. That's why tooth whitening is a $6.9 billion dollar global industry. If you are going...
Your smile deserves attention, but sometimes our smiles can reveal the tell-tale signs of aging. But don’t worry, dentistry isn’t just about cavities and cleanings. With an array of advanced treatments available, we can play an integral role in your anti-aging regimen. Let’s explore four key ways they can help you turn back the clock.
Why Your Dentist is Your Ally in Anti-Aging
Your smile is certainly a noticeable feature that has the potential to age you. Your dentist’s primary goal is to keep your teeth and gums healthy, which can go a long way in helping you to maintain a youthful appearance.
But we also practice cosmetic dentistry, improving the look of teeth to take years off of your appearance. Furthermore, as experts on the anatomy of the jaw and face, many dentists are well-trained in the art of facial aesthetics and can expertly apply injectable treatments.
As we age, our teeth can become discolored due to factors like coffee, wine, smoking, and even some medications. This discoloration can make us look older than we are, impacting our confidence.
Professional teeth whitening is an efficient and non-invasive solution to this problem. Using high-quality bleaching agents, your dentist can lighten your teeth several shades, erasing years of stains. The result? A brighter, whiter smile.
In addition to discoloration, our teeth can show other signs of wear and tear as we age, including chips, cracks, and unevenness. This is where porcelain veneers come in. Veneers are thin shells of porcelain attached to the front surfaces of your teeth. They not only brighten your smile and correct imperfections, but they also reshape your teeth, giving you a balanced, uniform smile.
Veneers are custom-made for each patient, ensuring a natural, attractive look that suits your facial features. If you are looking for a complete smile makeover, porcelain veneers can help you achieve a youthful, radiant smile you’ll love to show off.
Dental Implants and Dentures
Nothing ages your smile more than missing teeth. Luckily, you have several options when it comes to replacing a lost tooth. With dental implants, you can securely and permanently replace a missing tooth or even multiple teeth. The implant procedure involves affixing a titanium screw into the jaw and then covering it with a tooth-like crown.
Another option, when you lose several teeth, is to consider partial or full dentures. Modern dentures are a far cry from the obvious false teeth of the past. Whether you choose implants or dentures, modern materials and techniques mean that these tooth replacement options are nearly indetectable.
You might be surprised to learn that your dentist offers this coveted anti-aging tool. Botox works by blocking nerve signals in the muscles where it is injected, causing temporary muscle relaxation.
In the hands of your skilled dentist, Botox can do more than smooth wrinkles. It can also help alleviate conditions like temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, teeth grinding, and even some types of dental pain. By doing so, it can contribute to a more relaxed, youthful facial appearance.
Like Botox, dermal fillers are another game-changer in the pursuit of a youthful appearance. Over time, we naturally lose collagen and fat from our faces, leading to sagging and wrinkles. Dermal fillers, such as hyaluronic acid, can replace this lost volume, filling in lines and plumping up areas like the cheeks and lips. In just one visit, they can help you achieve a fuller, softer, and more youthful-looking face.
Look Younger Today
Achieving a younger look doesn’t always mean invasive plastic surgery. Book an appointment today and find out more about how we can help you look and feel younger and more confident in as little as one visit.