How to look younger with cosmetic dentistry is a question most people ask us. Cosmetic dentistry can take years of your age.
Smiling not only reduces stress but also has a positive effect on your life. Researchers have found that people who smile often tend to be perceived as being younger and people who always frown tend to be perceived as older.
Fixing your teeth can improve your self confidence and make you feel and look much younger.
Straighter, brighter teeth can make you look years younger! A new study reveals that missing or stained teeth can make you look much older compared to the wrinkles and lines on your face. Cosmetic dental work can help you look more youthful and give you a free facelift. Allowing you to smile more often.
The following 8 methods can help improve your smile in a short period of time:
As you age your teeth become more discoloured. A professional teeth whitening procedure can improve the appearance of your teeth making you look more youthful. Over the counter products are not as effective. It is important to note that teeth whitening should only be conducted by a dentist who can safely complete this procedure and provide lasting results. Click here to learn more about a teeth whitening procedure:
If you have stained, short, misaligned teeth and/or gaps between your teeth then dental veneers might be the answer to making you look more youthful.
Dental veneers are thin shells (porcelain the best veneer) that are placed on the front of your teeth. Dental veneers can remove the wrinkles around your mouth. With dental veneers you can get your smile re-aligned thereby reducing the wrinkles around your mouth. Click here to learn more about dental veneers
Straighten your teeth
With age your teeth tend to shift as aging changes the shape of your mouth. You can chat to your dentist about traditional orthodontics. If you hate the thought of getting metal braces then you could straighten your teeth without braces using the clear aligner system. It usually takes 12-14 weeks to get them straightened using this system. Each case is individual.
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Replace missing teeth
Your dentist will try and restore any decayed teeth with dental crowns or dental veneers. If your teeth are badly decayed and your root of your tooth cannot be saved, your dentist will then turn to extracting the badly decayed tooth/teeth.
You then have the option of adding a denture, bridge, or dental implants. The most modern technique that will make you look more youthful is dental implants. Dental implants imitate natural teeth. A dental implant has a root and a crown just like your natural teeth. The root keeps your jawbone stimulated, preventing your jawbone from shrinking, keeping your face youthful.
Dental implants allow you to chew and bite your food again just like your natural teeth. They also last a lifetime. Click here to learn more about dental implants
Get rid of metal fillings
Having a mouth full of metal coloured fillings can make you look older. You can now replace those fillings with clear white ones (the same colour as your natural teeth).
Receding gums is also an indication of age. You will need gum grafts if you have badly receding teeth. The grafts will also help preserve the root of your tooth preventing it from decaying.
Disease proof your teeth
Brush and floss your teeth twice a day. Gargle with a mouth wash. Visit your dentist every 6 months to get professional cleanings. Eat foods that are non staining. Staining foods such as red wine, coffee, curry will ruin the colour of your teeth. Make sure you drink a glass of milk a day. Eat foods such as yoghurt and cheese and you know what they say ‘An apple a day keeps the dentist away’. Drink lots of water during the day to flush out all the sugars from your mouth.
If you have worn tooth enamel, increased tooth sensitivity or torn cheek tissue, then you might be grinding your teeth at night. Ask your dentist to make a night guard for you.
Dr Richard Huson has vast experience in cosmetic dentistry. He worked in the famous Harley Street region in London, United Kingdom where he trained under famous cosmetic dentist Dr Joe Oliver. Dr Huson has fixed celebrity smiles for a number of years and offers the latest in Digital Dentistry.
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