Poway and Rancho Bernardo, CA
Getting older is a fact of life, but looking your age doesn’t have to be a reality thanks to advancements in cosmetic dentistry. While stained, broken, worn or missing teeth can make you look older, techniques and procedures in cosmetic dentistry can turn back time by providing you with a new, beautiful smile. Your Poway cosmetic dentist Dr. Nicol Cook wants you to know how cosmetic dentistry can make you look younger.
Believe it or not, but cosmetic dentistry can actually help reduce wrinkles around the mouth without the need for injections or going under the knife. Worn down teeth can cause your bite to collapse, which leads to premature aging caused by wrinkles around the mouth and on the face. This is especially the case for someone with significant tooth loss that does not have any replacement teeth.
When significant tooth loss occurs, the lips appear thinner, compressed, or wrinkled, and jowls begin to sag. Also, creases begin to form between the chin and the lower lip. While a facelift can improve these common signs of aging, it requires an extensive surgical procedure with lengthy recovery time, and with it, a significant cost. Many people are unable to commit to this type of surgery, not to mention may not be able to afford it.
Cosmetic dentistry can make you appear younger! Worn down teeth can be reconstructed with dental crowns, or even veneers for those front teeth. The good thing about both of these cosmetic procedures is that they are made from high quality dental porcelain that can be chosen in a lighter shade to give your smile an overall brighter appearance. Missing teeth, on the other hand, can be replaced with dental implants or bridgework, whichever you and Dr. Cook decide is the best option for you.
It is best, however, to determine any underlying issues contributing to your worn teeth, as these conditions should be treated first to preserve the look and health of your new smile.
Brighten Your Smile
Another common complaint of aging adults is stained teeth, which happens to just about everyone at some point in life. But, as we age our teeth are susceptible to staining even more due to worn dental enamel that causes the underlying dentin layer, which is yellowish in color, to show through. Teeth whitening procedures can help brighten your smile, and provide you with an affordable option for making your smile look younger. If you are looking for more permanent results and something that can take care of other minor imperfections in your teeth such as closing small gaps or covering up small chips in your teeth, then porcelain veneers or dental bonding may be a better option. Not only can veneers or dental bonding provide you with whiter teeth, but they also give your smile the appearance of straighter teeth without the need for braces!
Cosmetic Dentistry in Poway
If you would like to make your smile look years younger without undergoing the knife or receiving extensive plastic surgery, consider cosmetic dentistry. To schedule a consultation to explore your cosmetic dentistry options, please call (858) 673-0141 or contact Smiles by Dr. Cook today. We welcome patients of Poway, and Rancho Bernardo, California.