8 Ways Your Dentist Can Make You Look Younger
You may be surprised to know your dentist can help you look younger.
If only the fountain of youth existed. Younger-looking skin? A perfect smile? The ability to feel young forever? Who wouldn’t want something like that? Unfortunately, it’s just not possible. Though there may not be an actual fountain of youth, it doesn’t mean there aren’t things we can do to make ourselves feel and look younger. Though much of our youthfulness is mind over matter, a great smile and good oral health are some of the keys to helping us maintain our vitality.
8 Ways to Look Younger, All With the Help of Your Dentist
Believe it or not, your dentist can help you look younger … years younger. Porcelain veneers, tooth whitening, orthodontics, porcelain bridges, dental crowns, tooth-colored fillings, bonding, and gum contouring are all cosmetic dental treatments that can help improve your smile and boost your self-confidence.
1. Porcelain Veneers
Have you ever been mesmerized by the smiles of celebrities, such as Ben Affleck, Tom Cruise, Zac Efron, or Demi Moore? That’s not surprising, as all of these famous actors and actresses have amazing smiles, thanks to porcelain veneers. Veneers are thin shells of ceramic material that a cosmetic dentist, such as Dr. Alhadef, affixes to the front of your teeth. With veneers, your smile can be bright and beautiful. Give our office a call to see if veneers are the dental solution you’ve been looking for.
2. Tooth Whitening
Whether you choose to whiten your teeth at home or via the Zoom! method, tooth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments available. As we get older, our teeth tend to lose their white luminosity. Consuming dark-colored sodas, eating bright-colored berries, using tobacco, etc. can all stain the teeth. Though you should do your homework and understand the truth about DIY tooth whitening, it can be highly effective when done correctly. However, many of our patients elect to undergo an in-office tooth whitening treatment called Zoom!, as it leverages a bleaching process that can lighten and brighten your tooth enamel. Not only that, but the procedure can usually be completed in less than an hour, making it not only practical but convenient too.
Braces and orthodontic treatment aren’t just for kids and teenagers. Today’s adults can benefit a great deal from orthodontic treatment, such as Invisalign and Clear Correct. If you have crowded teeth, gaps between your teeth, an overbite, underbite, or open bite, you might be the perfect candidate for orthodontics. Invisalign is a popular solution for adults because it provides flexibility and doesn’t create that metal-mouth appearance. Invisalign is one of the better clear aligner options available for adults, but it can be on the expensive side. Depending on your goals, personal preferences, and budget, the Dallas Cosmetic Dental team can help you determine if Invisalign or Clear Correct are right for you.
4. Porcelain Bridges
Dental bridges continue to be a popular tooth replacement option due to their discreet nature. Porcelain bridges in Dallas are very durable and stain-resistant and are designed to match the natural gloss of your other teeth. When you receive a porcelain bridge treatment from a qualified cosmetic dentist like Dr. Alhadef, no one but you and our team will even know it is there.
5. Dental Crowns
Dental crown treatment is as much a restorative dental treatment as it is a cosmetic one. Crowns are tooth restorations placed over natural teeth that have been damaged or have developed decay. Cosmetic dentists and general dentists both use dental crowns as a way to protect vulnerable teeth, strengthen your bite, and improve your smile. For patients who don’t have the time for a traditional Emax or zirconia crown, CEREC same day crowns are a convenient and popular choice.
6. Tooth-Colored Fillings
Chances are you may need a filling at some point in your life. Many adults are concerned about fillings for fear that they’ll have silver or gold in their mouth, creating a smile that they won’t want to flash to anyone. Tooth-colored metal-free fillings, however, have become a popular solution. Just as they imply, these fillings are used to correct tooth decay while matching the color of the teeth in the surrounding area. Like modern-day dental crowns and bridges, no one else will know the filling is there but you and your dental team.
7. Dental Bonding
Dental bonding is a versatile cosmetic dental procedure intended to correct minor imperfections on your teeth. It’s a quick, easy, and comfortable treatment that is a great way to improve your teeth’s appearance. Bonding can help correct tooth decay spots, discolored teeth, cracks or chips, mildly crooked teeth, worn teeth, significant gaps between teeth, and asymmetric or misshapen teeth.
8. Gum Contouring
If you have a gummy smile, you may not feel comfortable showing off those beautiful pearly teeth. Gum contouring is a treatment where your cosmetic dentist removes the excess gum tissue, allowing for more of your teeth to be visible when you smile. Dr. Alhadef will administer a localized anesthetic before the treatment to help you remain comfortable. A laser will then be used to cut the excess gum tissue away. The results are immediate, and you’ll leave the dentist’s office seeing the difference in your smile.
Let Dr. Alhadef and Dallas Cosmetic Dental restore your youthful glow.
If you are interested in learning more about how we can help you look younger, be sure to request an appointment using our online form. Or feel free to give us a call at (214) 817-0642. No matter which cosmetic dental procedure you are interested in, we’re ready and willing to answer any questions you may have. Together, we can determine the best treatment for you.