Recent research indicates a wonderful new trend, adults are living longer now than ever before. While this is exciting, it presents a few challenges, as well. One that we have seen addressed quite beautifully is the desire that adults have for an attractive appearance. We are pleased to be a part of the new anti-aging movement, and offer our patients numerous ways to keep their smiles looking great.
The Value of Cosmetic Dentistry
Dentistry is no longer about drilling, filling, and replacing damaged teeth. Today there is a widespread recognition of the value of beauty. This is demonstrated by several facets of modern dentistry.
Discoloration is one of the primary dental conditions that gives the appearance of age to the smile. Teeth whitening is a process through which accumulated particles are broken down in the pores of enamel. As these particles gradually break apart, the brilliancy of enamel is restored. This process has taken hundreds of years to perfect, and today’s dental patient is reaping maximum benefit from centuries of trial and error. According to recent studies in cosmetic dentistry, refreshing the smile with teeth whitening makes a person appear as much as 10 years younger.
Dental veneers. Historically, problems such as chips and cracks in teeth may not have received the attention they deserved. Today, dentists recognize the importance of a healthy, attractive appearance in addition to structural integrity. Dental veneers enable us to disguise problems such as these, as well as other issues pertaining to the size, shape, and shading of teeth. The process involves just a few visits, and a thorough collaboration between dentist and patient.
Managing the Aesthetic Value of Your Smile
Whether you have had cosmetic dental treatment or not, oral hygiene habits are integral to maintaining the most attractive appearance. Brushing and flossing remove surface stains and prevent plaque and tartar buildup that can cause discoloration, inflammation, and more serious concerns related to gum health.
We enjoy working with each patient to achieve the aesthetic that complements their unique complexion and facial structure. To benefit from modern techniques and materials used in cosmetic dentistry, and to make the most of your smile at any age, give us a call.