How good are you at guessing age? Can you guess someone’s age just by looking at them? Can you get close or at least in the same decade? Smiling can actually make you look younger. It has been proven that it is harder to tell a person’s age when they are smiling because we perceive smiling faces as more attractive and youthful! Read on below to see how you can look younger and more rejuvenated by visiting your cosmetic dentist in Hutchinson.
So which treatment is best for you and your dental flaws? Check out some of your options:
One of the most common aging factors in the smile is tooth discoloration. As we get older, our teeth get darker due to staining habits like drinking red wine or coffee. Additionally, your enamel (the outer layer of your teeth) can stain and discolor naturally over the years.
Thank goodness for teeth whitening—one of the most popular cosmetic services dentists have to offer. Professional teeth whitening is a relatively cheap and easy way to improve the appearance of your smile and make you look more youthful.
If your teeth have more serious and long-term discoloration, you can benefit from porcelain veneers. These are super thin tooth-colored shells that are bonded to the front surfaces of your teeth to give you a much younger look. Keep reading to see what other kinds of dental problems porcelain veneers can help you with!
Chipped, Worn, or Fractured Teeth
As you grow older, your teeth wear down and are even more likely to chip or crack. Have no fear! It has never been this easy to make your smile look brand new and shining bright. Porcelain veneers are made custom and individual, so you can brighten a single tooth or a whole row. Many Hollywood celebrities have turned to porcelain veneers to turn back the clock on their smile.
As stated above, these super thin, tooth-colored shells bond to the front surfaces of your smile, but sometimes your teeth may be too damaged or decayed for veneers to be effective. In this case, dental crowns can cover the entire visible portion of the tooth while the root below the gumline stays intact. Both porcelain veneers and crowns can last a long time if taken care of properly through a consistent oral health routine.
Gum disease is very common among Americans, and as you get older you are more susceptible to getting it. This disease can cause gum recession which ages your smile because the darker roots of your teeth usually hidden under gums will start to show.
Gum grafting is an effective way of revitalizing your smile and hiding your exposed roots. Your dentist can rebuild lost gum tissue in a routine procedure by using excess gum tissue from another place in your mouth or artificial tissue that is growing in popularity.
No matter what is aging your smile, there are amazing cosmetic ways to turn back the time. Contact your dentist in Hutchinson to see how easy it is to look younger and feel better!
Meet the Dentist
Dr. Grant D. Ringler has been providing personalized dental care for Hutchinson and its surrounding areas since 1988. He and his expert team believe in not only feeling good but looking good as well. He is ready to help you achieve a younger appearance through state-of-the-art cosmetic services. He currently runs his own practice and can be contacted by phone at (620) 860-0309 for any questions.