As you get older, your teeth start to discolor, fracture or crack. At the age of 65, you may have already lost a tooth or two. Aesthetic dentistry procedures will improve your dental hygiene and appearance.
Whether you need a minor or a major dental makeover we at Drs. Rubinstein & Ducoff will give you services that are best suited for you. The following are some cosmetic dental procedures provided for seniors.
With time your dentine will experience a lot of changes. Years of your mouth, making contact with substances such as tobacco will make your teeth stain and discolor. For teeth whitening, your dentist might give you an in-office procedure or prescribe you over the counter teeth whitening products to use at home. When teeth whitening products are not suitable for you, your dentist will recommend porcelain veneers which can be done within two appointments.
Missing teeth can be as a result of receding gums or extractions. Dental implants are the only procedures that can replace the missing crown and roots, giving them a natural look and feel. They installed by screwing a metal screw into the bone structure and then placing a cap on top, making it look like a natural tooth.
Implants, however, are not for everyone. Before any implant, you should consult the family and cosmetic dentistry office near you about your health status before the procedure.
Most adults at one point might have experienced cavities in their lifetime. Hence a probability of at least having a silver or gold filling in your mouth. Small cavities and significant damage to your crowns can be easily replaced with tooth-like colored fillings. Porcelain or composite resin fillings can also be customized to fit in with your natural teeth.
Bonding can be used to ease sensitivity and teeth fractures. The procedure is quick and inexpensive. Paste-like composite resins that blend with your natural teeth or the suitable shade chosen for you by your dentist are applied on your natural teeth; then using a special light, they are hardened after being shaped to the desired structure.
Dental bridges are used to replace multiple teeth and are a lot cheaper compared to implants. The bridges are connected to the natural teeth. They are permanent and can be customized to match your natural teeth.
Crowns are not used only on cracked teeth. They are also used on uneven front or receded teeth at the back of your mouth. Crowns can also cover up stained teeth. They can be made from various materials. If you are getting a full dental makeover, a shade will be presented, and with the help of your dentist can choose the one which pleases and suits you best.
Low self-esteem will be a thing of the past after a cosmetic dentistry procedure. Once your teeth get aligned perfectly or fixed as per your wishes, you will find yourself smiling and laughing more often with new found confidence.
Damaged teeth or missing teeth will limit what you eat, and that includes a lot of healthy food. A better dental structure and texture will ensure more comfortable and adequate chewing of food. Properly chewed food is digested and assimilated into your body efficiently, giving you more nutrients and making you healthier and active by day.
Stained and missing teeth often implies premature aging and health deficiency. A beautiful smile will make you look and younger as well as healthier. Procedures such as bonding and teeth whitening will improve your smile within one visit to your dentist.
In the morning and before bedtime brush and floss your teeth with a fluoride tooth gel or toothpaste.
Visit your dentist regularly for checkups and extra cleaning to remove the tartar and plaque buildup that cannot be removed by normal brushing and flossing.
Stay away from hard and sticky foodstuffs that can damage your natural teeth.
If after the cosmetic procedures, you experience a lot of discomfort or irritation, consult us at our dental office and we will be happy to help.