Aging isn’t easy. And there are plenty of ways to try to combat it. You can get a new wardrobe, a flashier car, or a personal trainer. You can get a face lift, fillers, an updated hairstyle, or age-defying creams. These efforts might work, and they can go a long way toward boosting your confidence and make you feel better about getting older. But they don’t necessarily have longevity. There is, however, one thing you can do that will make you look younger immediately: a smile makeover.
How can doing something to your teeth make you look younger? How can this kind of change be more effective than diligently working out or seeing your plastic surgeon? Anti-aging dentistry is a fast, long-lasting way to look younger, healthier, happier, and simply offer up the best version of yourself. Cosmetic dentistry can be the answer to many common aging complaints. Here are just some of them.
Problem #1: Sagging cheeks
Solution: Dental implants
If you’re missing teeth, sagging or hollow cheeks can be the result. You may think a missing molar may not need immediate tending to since it’s not like people can see it that easily, but over time your skin will shift as a result of the holes in your smile. Get rid of developing jowls by replacing those missing teeth with dental implants which will fill in the gaps of your smile, rebuild the foundation of your teeth, and help you say so long to sagging skin.
Problem #2: Dark gaps in the corners of your smile
Solution: Porcelain veneers or Cerinate Lumineers
Black holes can appear at the corners of your mouth as you age. It’s inevitable that your mouth and face will change as the years pass, but this narrowing doesn’t have to be permanent. Porcelain veneers are a fountain of youth. Veneers can be used to manipulate the size of your teeth – while also making them look white, straight, and attractive – which will eliminate any corner darkness. Bonus: Veneers or Cerinate Lumineers can also fill out lines and wrinkles and even out your lips, plumping them up without the need for painful fillers or tingly lip plumpers.
Problem #3: Worn down teeth
Solution: Invisalign or TMJ treatment
The longer you live, the more wear and tear your teeth will undergo, and that can impact your jaw’s functionality, causing discomfort. The pain can lead to grimaces rather than grins, a look that will make you look older than you actually are. Depending on what’s happening with your smile, your cosmetic dentist might recommend orthodontia – Invisalign is ideal for adults who want to resurrect their smile on the sly. Or you may discover that you have a grinding or clenching issue that’s resulting in unattractive worn-down teeth, and TMJ treatment can fix the root of this problem.
Problem #4: Stained teeth
Solution: Tooth whitening
Years of drinking coffee or wine, years of smoking, or the simple fact of aging can discolor your teeth, making you look older and unhealthy. Some stains are more easily removed than you think, and a professional tooth whitening treatment can revitalize your smile and your overall appearance. This is one of the simplest cosmetic dentistry treatments available and, if it’s right for you, can happen in just one hour.
Problem #5: Chipped or broken teeth
Solution: Smile makeover
Aging teeth can crack, chip, or break. Bad habits like chewing on pencils or ice or opening things with your teeth can cause breakage as well. Your smile makeover is customized, and your broken teeth can be fixed with any number of cosmetic dentistry treatments, from porcelain crowns to dental implants to porcelain veneers.
The goal of anti-aging dentistry is to adjust the size and shape of your teeth into a flattering customized look that will smooth wrinkles around your mouth, support your jaw, and balance your smile. Plastic surgery can only take you so far – and it can easily look unnatural. A beautiful, healthy smile is what will strip years off of your actual age and revitalize your appearance. Cosmetic dentistry is a minimally invasive way to wind back the clock – even the smallest adjustment to your smile can transform your look and your confidence. Contact Philadelphia Dentistry to schedule your free consultation with Dr. Ken Cirka and discover the smile makeover treatment that’s your ticket to anti-aging.