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C is for Cosmetic Dentistry: The Key to a Healthy Senior Smile
May 29, 2017  |  Cosmetic Dentistry

C is for Cosmetic Dentistry: The Key to a Healthy Senior Smile

As we get older, our smile is at risk of fading due to the natural aging process. It chips away at our teeth little by little, depriving them of their original luster and glamour.

However, just because you’re joining the ranks of senior citizens, does not mean that you’re destined to a life of chipped, stained or missing teeth.

Thanks to years of constant advancements in dental care, a new era of cosmetic technology appeared to save your smile from fading. Nowadays, there are many options available for every possible dental problem.

Modern cosmetic dentistry is a step in the right direction when it comes to your health, confidence and wearing an ageless smile.

The following cosmetic options are available for seniors needing a movie star smile:

  • Dental implants: to replace missing teeth. Dentures, crowns and dental bridges can be anchored using titanium screws that strengthen your jaw bone.

  • Porcelain veneers: for chipped, stained or worn out teeth, veneers are your best option for a long lasting smile. Porcelain veneers can last up to ten to fifteen years.

  • Professional teeth whitening: years of smoking or drinking tea or coffee can leave their fair share of stains on your teeth. That is why they deserve to be pampered from time to time with a quick and relatively inexpensive teeth whitening session.

  • Cosmetic bonding: if you suffer from sensitive teeth along with cavities and cracks, then bonding is a practical option for you. Your dentist will use tooth colored material to fill the gaps, cracks and cavities.

Cosmetic dentistry not only benefits your smile, but it can also:

Restore Your confidence

You can wave goodbye to the days when you had to cover your crooked smile behind your hands. Cosmetic dentistry will give you the confidence to openly smile without the fear of being embarrassed by your teeth. Your smile deserves to be in photos, videos and memories.

Lets You Own Your Health

When you take better care of your teeth and become a proud owner of a full set of pearly whites, you open the door to many things. Instead of missing out on your favorite dessert or dinner, cosmetic dentistry will open the culinary gates for you.

You can enjoy food without worrying about your dentures or lack of teeth getting in the way. Having a complete set will let you chew food properly, aiding your digestion in the process. It really is a win-win situation for your health.

Makes You Feel Young Again

Discolored or chipped teeth can add years to your age, making you look older and less healthy. They are a mirror that reflect your well being. Therefore,  taking care of them can make or break your entire appearance.

Wearing a confident smile can make you look younger and encourage you to feel youthful as well. The most important thing is to maintain this look by brushing, flossing and going for regular checkups. Treasure your smile and it will live on forever.

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