2015-smile-gallery-pics-aprilsCan a smile really make you look younger? If your teeth are crooked, damaged, stained or even missing, they may be making you look a lot older than you actually are. According to research, fixing cosmetic dental issues can be an even more effective fountain of youth than Botox can, but with similar minimally invasive procedures. Anti-aging dentistry uses restorative and cosmetic treatments to give you a fresh, youthful smile.

Over time, your skin loses collagen and elastin, the substances that make it plump, firm and resilient. This leads to fine lines, sagging and a hollow look in the contours of face. Losing teeth can dramatically speed up the process of aging signs by causing even more severe sagging and the possibility of a collapse of the facial features. Less severe problems can also aggravate the situation, such as worn teeth or shifting teeth. We use anti-aging dentistry to replace lost teeth, address orthodontic issues and repair damaged teeth. Cosmetic treatments can be used to brighten the smile and complete the transformation.

Several treatments can be involved in your anti aging dentistry treatment plan, including:

• Tooth-colored fillings to replace worn metal fillings
• Invisalign to straighten a smile
• Dental implants to replace missing teeth
• Porcelain crowns, inlays, onlays and other restorations to improve function and appearance
• Dental bonding to treat minor cosmetic flaws
• Porcelain veneers to cover cosmetic flaws
• Teeth whitening to bleach stains

Our Dentist can complete your anti-aging makeover in one or several appointments, depending on your goals and needs. We take into consideration each facial feature, the shape of your face and each aspect of your teeth, including size, shape and color. When we have all of the dimensions, then we can start to create a new smile that is balanced and harmonious.

Addressing cosmetic and functional issues can have a powerful anti-aging effect on your overall appearance, but we address health issues, also. Many people suffer from gum disease or other dental problems as they age. This can lead to reduced chewing efficiency, poor diet, poor sleep quality, reduced self-confidence and an increased risk of certain systemic health problems. By correcting these issues, we can help you age in a healthier way that reduces your risk of age-related dental health issues. Call us today to learn more about the benefits of anti-aging dentistry or to schedule your appointment.