You expected a few wrinkles and some gray hair to show the passing of time, but you may not have been prepared for the changes to your smile. Years of daily wear and tear will take a toll on your teeth. Discoloration, broken teeth, or old fillings can make you look older than your real age. Although you can’t go back in time, your cosmetic dentist in Medford can restore a youthful smile. Here are 4 ways your dentist can revamp your aging teeth with cosmetic dentistry.
1. Porcelain Veneers
When you picture veneers, you might see chicklet-looking teeth, but the procedure has undergone various improvements. Modern veneers are thinner than ever to create natural-looking results. The minimally invasive procedure can solve several concerns using just one treatment, like discoloration or chips. Attaching veneers to the teeth most visible when smiling instantly enhances their color, size, and shape. Your new smile can last for a decade or longer with the right aftercare, like brushing and flossing.
2. All-Ceramic Restorations
It’s not uncommon for a tooth or two to suffer damage over the years, such as from decay or a break. An unhealthy tooth doesn’t need to be the focal point of your smile. You can look younger and restore your oral health with all-ceramic restorations. They are customized to match the appearance of your real teeth to blend in. Although they aren’t made of metal, they are equally durable to last for 10 years or more.
3. At-Home Teeth Whitening
Your teeth naturally darken as you age because your enamel gets thinner, causing more of your yellowish dentin to be visible. When combined with poor oral hygiene, smoking, or other bad habits, it’s easy to feel insecure about your teeth. You can get your smile up to 8 shades whiter with an at-home kit. Unlike OTC products, an at-home whitening kit from your dentist provides professional results in 2 weeks. They’ll give you everything you need to treat stains and discoloration to restore a bright, beautiful smile.
4. Tooth-Colored Fillings
As soon as someone spots metal fillings, people instantly know you’re older. Although amalgam fillings are effective, they are considered outdated. Nowadays, cavities are treated using a metal-free method. The tooth-colored material is customized to your enamel to repair your tooth without being noticeable. Whether you want to replace an old filling or need a new one, it’s a simple solution to achieve a smile you’ll be proud to show off.
Invest in a Confident Smile
If you’re feeling the weight of age-related aesthetic concerns, you might be a candidate for cosmetic dentistry. Everyone deserves to have a confident smile, no matter their age.
About Dr. Anthony Giamberardino
Dr. Giamberardino earned his dental degree from the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine before continuing his training in restorative, preventive, and cosmetic dentistry. He strives to help his patients achieve their best smiles. If you’re ready to invest in a youthful smile, contact our office today to schedule your consultation.