When looking through old photos, it never fails to surprise you how great your teeth looked in your twenties. You remember doing an excellent job of brushing and flossing, but also you were young then and age hadn’t taken a toll on your smile.
You want to get back to that great grin, but you need to figure out the best way cosmetic dentistry can help you go about it. Keep reading to learn how your dentist in Columbus can take your teeth back in time!
How Do My Teeth Change as I Get Older?
You can live a healthy lifestyle and practice good oral hygiene, but the effects of aging are still going to creep up on you. It’s not unusual for older adults to have teeth that are:
- Darkened or yellow
- Stained or discolored
What Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments Are Available for My Teeth?
If you are looking to make a move for your smile, your dentist has several courses of action with the following treatments:
All-Ceramic Dental Restorations
All-ceramic crowns, bridges, inlays, and onlays are crafted from a single block of the highest-quality dental-grade ceramic. These restorations blend flawlessly into patients’ smiles and can maintain their natural appearance even after years of wear and tear.
For chips, cracks, stains, or wear, porcelain veneers are fast, effective, and painless with the power to transform a smile. Veneers are ultra-thin shells that cover the front surface of teeth to enhance their appearance. This process takes two appointments. During the first one, a small amount of tooth enamel is removed, bite impressions are captured, and a temporary veneer is placed. Once the long-term restoration arrives at the dentist’s office, the patient returns to get their customized smile.
An immensely popular solution for smiles, your dentist offers both in-office and take-home whitening treatments that can brighten your teeth up to 10 shades by the time you are finished! The Zoom! whitening system combines high-grade whitening gel with a specialized light that speeds up the process. In most cases, a significant improvement is visible in about an hour. Patients who have sensitive teeth, want to do their whitening more gradually, or simply want to touch up their in-office whitening may opt for the take-home kits. They offer the same dramatic results after about two weeks of daily application.
There is always time left to look younger with a bright, beautiful smile you can be proud of. Thanks to cosmetic dentistry, you can transform your teeth to look like they are twenty-something once again!
About the Author
Dr. Michael Cook grew up the son of an orthodontist, and he decided early on that he wanted a career that would allow him to make positive changes in people’s lives. He saw dentistry as a way to do this since he could form one-on-one relationships with his patients and be the go-to dentist for families in the area. A Columbus native, Dr. Cook keeps expanding his skill set by taking continuing education classes. If you are considering cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Cook is ready to help you reach your smile goals. During a consultation, he can help you select the treatment that is best suited for your smile and budget. To get started, visit his website or call (614) 262-4150.