Teeth show your age just as much as drooping muscles or sagging skin. Even if you get regular dental care and keep your teeth white, you might want to consider other dental enhancements. Age-related changes can dim your smile and even change your facial structure, making you look far older than your age.
Aging Changes The Color Of Your Teeth
As you get older, the color of your teeth will start to change from bright white to dull, yellow, gray, and dingy. It could be from age itself, medical conditions, tobacco use, or just years of darkly pigmented food and drinks.
Damaged Teeth Can Make You Look Older
Chipped or cracked teeth from eating hard foods or from oral injury can actually make you look older than you are. The outline of your teeth will change with time as well just from normal wear and tear.
Your Teeth Shift As You Age
It might surprise you to know that your teeth never actually stop moving, but it’s true. It slows, to be sure, but the shifting never really stops. That means that even if you’ve undergone orthodontic treatment at some point during your youth, as an older adult your teeth won’t be as straight as they once were.
How Can I Look Younger with Cosmetic Dentistry?
Veneers or crowns that restore natural tooth shapes and dimensions. Veneers are ultra thin pieces of porcelain that, when attached to the surface of existing teeth, become extremely strong. A crown goes over the entire tooth. Crowns are a better choice if your teeth are structurally weak because of fillings, root canals, etc. Sometimes increasing the length of only the upper teeth can create a dramatic improvement.
Crowns and veneers can last at least 10 to 15 years and sometimes longer.
People often don’t realize that the shape of the face partly is determined by the teeth. This is particularly true in the cheek areas because the muscles are supported by the side teeth. If you have one or more missing teeth, your cheeks can cave inward and create an older, drawn appearance.
Even one missing tooth can cause a “sunken” appearance if you have a small, narrow face. It will be less apparent if you have a large, broad face.
Dental implants are artificial teeth anchored by titanium screws embedded into your jawbone. Unlike removable dentures, implants are designed to fuse with bone, making them the most secure anchors for permanent crowns. Dental implants not only look and feel natural, they also restore your mouth to full health and beauty.
Schedule A Complimentary Cosmetic Consultation With Dr. Jivraj
If you’ve gone to great lengths to improve your appearance, you know all about what it can do for your level of confidence. Not only do you look younger, but you feel younger. There’s something about how knowing you look great puts an extra spring in your step!
That’s what cosmetic dentistry can do for you. You can reclaim the smile of your youth, look and feel amazing, and perhaps even improve your oral and overall health. The greatest part is that it doesn’t have to involve thousands and thousands of dollars, hours in the gym each day for months and months, or invasive, risky plastic surgery.
It can happen with a visit to our Ventura County dental office – Anacapa Dental Art Institute! With our highly skilled cosmetic dentist Dr. Jivraj, you get the treatment you need for a youthful, more beautiful smile in the hands of people who have the skill, experience, and artistry to make it happen.
Leave the exhausting beauty race to someone else! Let us help you look younger with a more beautiful smile safely, effectively, and affordably. Give us a call today at (805) 988-3317 or fill out our online form to schedule your complimentary cosmetic consultation with Dr. Jivraj!