Rejuvenating Aging and Damaged Teeth with an Experienced Cosmetic Dentist

January, 2014 by Alma Abell

No matter your age, having a glowing smile can make you look years younger. The things we do everyday, however, really take a toll on our teeth. The foods we eat, biting our nails, or even grinding our teeth during the night can wear out the tooth enamel. Once the enamel is gone, it cannot be restored without professional intervention. If your teeth are starting to show their age, an Experienced Cosmetic Dentist can help. They have the tools, techniques, and training to rejuvenate any smile.

Grinding and chewing can wear down teeth over time. Eventually, these teeth become noticeably shorter, causing the face to look older. Instead of living with worn down teeth, consider having porcelain veneers or crowns cemented on them. Veneers are very thin sheets of porcelain that are permanently glued on the front side of each individual tooth. They come in a variety of shades to match any tooth color. Veneers can be made longer to help lengthen your smile. Since they are only as thick as a contact lens, very little tooth material is removed before they are cemented in place. The entire procedure only requires a couple of office visits to complete, and your smile will look picture perfect.

For teeth that are more damaged due to injury or decay, crowns may be the best option. Just like veneers, crowns are a permanent solution to worn out teeth. An Experienced Cosmetic Dentist can help you decide which option is best for your situation. Each crown is designed to fit completely over the tooth. To prepare the tooth, it must be ground down to a small stump. The crown is then cemented over top of the remaining tooth material. Since each crown must be custom fitted and prepared in a lab, it may take several office visits to complete. Once in place, a crown will look and act like a regular tooth.

If you want a smile makeover, consider covering your damaged or discolored teeth with either veneers or crowns. Make an appointment with Joseph A. Schell DDS SC to see which procedure will give you the smile of your dreams. Thanks to cosmetic dentistry, there is no reason to live with aging teeth.



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