Permanent teeth need to last a lifetime. To give them the proper care from childhood through retirement years, you need to: brush twice daily with a fluoridated toothpaste, floss daily to remove food debris and visit your family dentist every six months for cleaning and a dental exam. But sometimes doing all the right things doesn’t guarantee a perfect result. If your teeth are not aging well, a consultation with a cosmetic dentist can provide a smile makeover that can correct many dental maladies.
Dental stain or discoloration might be corrected with something as easy as teeth whitening. Custom fitted trays and powerful whitening agents can be obtained from your dental provider for at home use. Acquiring teeth whitening products from your cosmetic dentist has many advantages:
Your dentist is licensed to offer you the most powerful, safe, and effective products available.
Custom fitted trays mean even whitening without damaging soft oral or gum tissues.
At-home treatments allow you to whiten in the privacy of home at your own discretion.
If you have questions or concerns, your dental professional is available to address them. Who can you call if you have purchased products from a local store or online?
In your younger years, cavities and dental corrections were completed with silver amalgam. Over your lifetime, the amalgam has darkened and can mar your appearance. Those dark fillings can be replaced with composite fillings. Composite resin is tooth colored and has many uses making dental repairs virtually invisible.
Crooked or misshapen teeth can be remedied with Invisalign clear aligners. You’re never too old to enjoy straight, even teeth, and with Invisalign no one needs to know that you are undergoing orthodontic correction.
Probably one of the biggest issues faced by older adults is tooth loss. And despite what you may think, losing one or more teeth is not a casual issue. Missing teeth affect the ability to chew properly, speak clearly, and smile with self-confidence.
Dental implants allow you to restore one or more lost teeth with a result so natural no one will know these teeth are not your biological ones. And with dental implants, you will be able to eat all the foods you love, speak and laugh without fear of slippage or movement and smile with self-confidence knowing that your dentition is permanent and beautiful thanks to the skills of your cosmetic dentist.
Contact our team at Richardson Dentistry and get your smile shining again!