Dental Tips Blog

Jul
1

How to Get a Younger Smile

Posted in Dental Implants

In this age-focused era, we are all trying to find a way new ways to look younger. We apply creams to reduce the look of fine wrinkles. We color our hair. We go on diets and start exercise programs because we want to look and feel as if we have tasted the fountain of youth.

Having a better smile can do the trick, too. It can also renew your self-confidence and make you more attractive to the opposite sex.

If you don’t already have great teeth, here are several cosmetic options:

Whiteners 

Whether you use an in-home kit purchased over the counter or you visit your dentist for a professional and long-lasting treatment, whitening your teeth can bring the sparkle back to your smile. The degree of whitening depends on the strength of the bleaching solution and the natural color of your teeth. Some dentists use lasers in their whitening treatments.

Veneers 

A veneer is a thin sheet of either porcelain or composite material that is adhered to the tooth with a bonding agent. Veneers can be used to cover a single tooth, or many. Veneers can be expensive, especially porcelain veneers, but they are natural looking and long lasting.

Bonding

If cracked, chipped or broken teeth are your problem, bonding may be a good solution. In this procedure, gaps and fissures are filled with a composite material that closely resembles your natural tooth color. Teeth can be reshaped with bonding, and a cosmetic dentist who is skilled can create a very natural looking, better smile. 

Dental Implants 

Dental implants are recommended if you have missing or badly damaged teeth. Essentially, implants are surgically bonded to the jaw bone, and, to that, artificial teeth made of porcelain or composite are attached. Implants are considered a permanent solution, and serve as a great alternative to dentures.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Mac Worley, Mountain View Oral Surgery and Dental Implants

Google

Most Popular

Tori, Exostosis, and Extra Bone Formation in the Mouth

A fairly common occurrence in the mouth is the existence of extra bone development along the outside or inside of the jawline near the teeth, or in the roof of…

Lingual Frenectomy versus Lingual Frenuloplasty

Lingual frenectomy and lingual frenuloplasty are both dental procedures used to correct a condition called ankyloglossia. Ankylogloassia, more commonly known as ‘tied tongue’, is an abnormality of the lingual frenulum….

Difference Between Conscious and Unconscious Sedation

Sedation dentistry is a wonderful option for many people who would not or cannot tolerate dentistry in a traditional dental setting.   Many people have a fear of visiting the dentist,…