Have you noticed your teeth looking awfully yellow lately? Perhaps the edges of your teeth seem worn down, either from normal wear or because of nighttime teeth grinding? Many people think esthetic problems with their smiles are normal signs of aging, and therefore believe there is nothing that can be done to fight Father Time, so to speak. But cosmetic dentistry can help lighten stains, repair wear, and correct many other concerns, helping to create a younger and more vibrant smile in the process. So even though there is no magic that can rewind time for you, you can certainly look and feel younger, by letting a cosmetic dentist revitalize your smile.
Wish Your Teeth Were Whiter and Brighter?
One of the most common dental complaints as people age is that their teeth often appear discolored, making the entire smile seem less dazzling and vibrant. To restore those pearly whites to their former glory, professional teeth whitening can help. In fact, most patients are able to lighten their teeth between five and ten shades, through a single whitening treatment with a cosmetic dentist.
What If Wear Is the Problem?
If wear along the edges of teeth, or even minor scratches on the surface of teeth are the problem, then cosmetic bonding or veneers could help correct the issue. Bonding is applied directly to teeth by the dentist, and then molded to fit seamlessly in with a smile. The composite resin used for bonding is durable, but not as stain-resistant as porcelain, which is why many patients prefer the longevity of veneers.
But both procedures can also address disproportionally sized or shaped teeth, making them ideal forms of treatment when there are several cosmetic issues to address, rather than just one.