Believe it or not, as we age, our teeth do, too. From stains, chips, looking “worn down”, your smile can appear weathered over time. This is where cosmetic dentistry can help. Treatments focus on improving the aesthetics of your smile. Therefore, they can help defy the aging process, too.
In fact, past research reveals that simply smiling more gives the illusion of being younger. A study had participants look at photos of individuals making different expressions. They were also asked to guess their age. Many noted that those individuals smiling more in pictures were younger. It goes to show just how powerful a smile truly can be.
Besides, you’ll certainly smile more often after any cosmetic dental treatment. You’ll want to show off your new and improved pearly whites! Below are some cosmetic dental procedures that will transform your smile. Plus, you’ll look (and feel) younger, too.
Whiter, Brighter, Youthful-Looking Teeth
Firstly, an easy and cost-effective procedure to think about is teeth whitening treatments. Sure, you can grab an over-the-counter kit at your local big box store. However, you might not see the same results that your local Las Vegas cosmetic dentist can offer. A professional whitening treatment ensures the procedure is done safely and correctly. The whitening lasts longer, and there is minimal risk around tooth sensitivity.
Address Missing Teeth
Losing a tooth or teeth can be a blow to your self-esteem. You may feel self-conscience about eating or talking in front of others. There’s also the added risk to your oral health, including gum disease and bone loss. Both of these conditions can add years to your smile. In fact, bone loss can shrink your jawbone. Therefore, creating more wrinkles in that area on your face.
There are multiple cosmetic dentistry options to help with the issue of missing teeth. Dental implants and dentures are popular treatments. Your dentist in Las Vegas can help determine which procedure works best for you and your circumstances.
Braces Aren’t Only For Teenagers
As you age, your teeth shift. Therefore, this negatively impacts your bite, plus, your smile’s appearance. Crowded or crooked teeth can add 10 to 15 years to someone’s age. Braces can help; however, there aren’t many adults that like the idea of metal in their mouth after all these years.
The good news is, orthodontics has evolved considerably over time. In fact, Invisalign is an option that many adults (and teens) are choosing these days. Made from smooth plastic, these clear aligners are removable and discreet. No one will know you are wearing them unless you tell them so. In addition, they are quite effective in correcting moderate to severe issues. As you can take the trays out of your mouth, cleaning your teeth requires no added maintenance. As such, there are no dietary restrictions with Invisalign. Lastly, no fear of cuts inside your mouth, or added injury, thanks to no metal brackets or wires.
Dive Into A Smile Makeover!
Finally, there are a lot of cosmetic dentistry treatments available these days. Sometimes it can feel overwhelming. Especially if you have more than one smile issue you want to address. One procedure that can swoop in to handle multiple problems is dental veneers.
They are thin ceramic sheets that cover the front of your teeth. They help to alter a tooth’s color, shape, and overall look. Some issues that dental veneers fix, include:
- Discolored or stained teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Short or misshapen teeth
- Chipped teeth
- Gapped teeth
There are many benefits to veneers. Firstly, they can help with more than one smile issue. The procedure is also very simple, requiring one to two appointments at your Las Vegas, NV dental office to complete. Cleaning your teeth stays the same, as veneers bond to your natural teeth. Therefore, your regular hygiene routine can continue. This means ensuring to brush twice and day, and floss. Lastly, don’t forget your regular dental exams for preventative care!
At the end of the day, veneers are a perfect solution for those looking to give their smile a complete makeover!
Enhance Your Smile & Defy The Aging Process With Cosmetic Dentist, Dr. Polley
Everyone has different smile needs and different smile goals. At James B. Polley, D.D.S., Dr. Polley meets with each patient to discuss treatments that will work best for them. During a consultation, you can talk about what you like and dislike about your smile. Dr. Polley works hand-in-hand with patients to create a personalized cosmetic dentistry plan that they will benefit from.
To schedule an appointment with our Las Vegas cosmetic dentist, please call (702) 873-0324. You can also fill out our online contact form to book a consultation. It’s time to look and feel as young as you are!