Cosmetic Dentistry Knows No Age Limits
Once you reached a certain age, you might feel that certain things just aren’t appropriate anymore – short skirts, doing the gator at a party, beer chasers, even pulling all nighters. Maybe having a complete cosmetic dental makeover is also in this category for you. Well, we might agree with the first few, but if you have been holding back a real smile, teeth and all, because you are embarrassed with the way your teeth look, then we say, “What are you waiting for?” In these modern times, there is no need to hide teeth that are chipped, crooked, stained or even missing. At Alabama Family Dentistry, advances in cosmetic dentistry have made age almost irrelevant to get a smile you’ll be proud to show off.
First Step – Decide What You Want to Change
Alabama Family Dentistry offers a variety of ways to improve the appearance of your smile, but the first thing you’ll want to think about is: What do you want your new smile to look like? Are even, straight teeth your goal? Or maybe your alignment is fine, but your teeth are dingy and dull, and you’ve got a few chipped teeth. Or maybe you think everything about your smile is wrong, starting with a couple of missing teeth in visible areas? No matter how large or small a change you’re looking for, we can help you get the results you want.
Changing Tooth Color: If you are self conscious of discolored teeth after decades of coffee/tea or red wine drinking, a simple in-office Zoom!Whitening procedure followed by take-home tooth whitening kits can make them noticeably brighter up to your original tooth color (if you can remember those days). Or, for more dramatic changes, consider veneers – thin porcelain coverings that can make teeth any shade you choose, while correcting minor problems with tooth spacing or alignment.
Correcting Chips and Alignment: If your teeth have small chips or cracks, a few have noticeable stains or discoloration, or just a few are out of alignment, cosmetic bonding is an excellent method for correcting broken, misshapen, stained, or otherwise unsightly teeth using tooth colored composite resin with a bonding agent that can usually be done in just one office visit.
Major Damage: For more extensive damage, a crown can be used to restore the entire visible part of the tooth. Missing teeth can be replaced with either traditional bridgework, or more permanent high-tech dental implants. And, if teeth require significant re-positioning in addition to cosmetic procedures, we may refer you to an orthodontist for potential realignment with Invisalign braces.
The Next Step is Yours
So while your age may (or may not) refrain you from entertaining the notion of undertaking behaviors usually best remembered, it shouldn’t prevent you from improving your smile. After all, having a bright, healthy smile is one of the first things people notice about you, but it can also help you feel more confident and attractive. Contact any one of our 4 conveniently located offices serving central Alabama for a consultation to decide which of our services will best help you turn back the hands of time (for your teeth).