An aging appearance is inevitable for us all. Some aspects of aging can actually benefit our appearance, but others, such as wrinkles, do not. In fact, many people spend a great deal of money and time with facial fillers and other cosmetic treatments, attempting to turn back the clock. Such remedies can be effective in the short-term but are temporary, so the long-term price goes up and up and up.
Your smile, on the other hand, is an area of your face you can enhance with long-lasting results. Let’s explore some of the treatments your dentist can incorporate into your smile makeover.
Teeth whitening is the most prevalent cosmetic dental treatment available, and it is simple and relatively inexpensive. Those who enjoy the most dramatic results have in-office whitening performed, and they follow that up with in-home whitening as prescribed by their dentists. Professional whitening can undo not just stains but that deep discoloration that only occurs over many years. GLO Pro Chairside is a notable whitening treatment that provides immediate results, can lighten your teeth up to 12 shades, takes less than an hour, and never causes your teeth to be more sensitive.
Teeth that are misshapen or misaligned cannot only make you appear older but affect your speech and undermine your self-confidence and oral health. Porcelain veneers rank among the simplest, fastest, and most affordable ways to correct such dental issues. Your dentist will design a wafer-thin layer of porcelain that will then be bonded to your tooth. Once installed, the veneer will be indistinguishable from a real tooth. Veneers can correct color, size, shape, and other characteristics, and they are able to hide many imperfections, including gaps, cracks, chips, and discoloration.
Many people are unaware just how much a single lost tooth can age their appearance, and that effect is increased dramatically with the more teeth that are missing. Not only are missing teeth easily perceived and difficult to disguise, but it actually alters the shape of your face. Your jaw requires constant stimulation from the attached teeth, such as from chewing. As the jaw lacks that stimulation, it begins to deteriorate in the underserved areas. Eventually, the bone recedes, and the shape of the jaw changes, and such alterations, even minor ones, have a ripple effect on the face. Dental implants are the most sophisticated way to replace one or many teeth, and once installed, an implant can support a crown that is natural-looking and personalized for the perfect color, size, shape, and contour.
You may have problems with positioning and alignment but otherwise beautiful, healthy teeth. This is where Invisalign comes in. Invisalign is an alternative to conventional braces that permanently straighten your teeth over time. Unlike conventional braces, Invisalign aligners are comfortable and removable. You can, for instance, eat or brush your teeth without interference. The aligners are also clear and nearly imperceptible, which eliminates the self-conscious aspect of wearing braces.
Turn Back the Clock
Teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, dental implants, and Invisalign clear aligners are just four of the ways Jeffrey D. Clark, DDS, and his team at Scottsdale Dental Excellence can help perfect your smile. Dr. Clark is a leading dentist in the Scottsdale area who offers the latest in cosmetic dental treatments and technologies. Plan your smile makeover with Dr. Clark. Call 480 585 1853 to schedule your consultation.