Aging Can Be Reversed With Cosmetic Dentistry Boca Raton
Aging takes a toll on more than our knees and backs. Dental deterioration not only detracts from the beauty of a smile but it can reek havoc on the entire face. In fact, geriatric dental problems can impact everything from your posture and nutritional intake to your body’s overall health. Cosmetic Dentistry Boca Raton, Dr. Nottingham can help.
While tooth whitening can improve one aspect of a smile, the overall appearance can be affected by unaddressed tooth and jaw problems. These may include:
- Receding or diseased gums
- Loss of facial muscle tension
- Distance from the nose to the chin
- Facial profile
Fortunately, Cosmetic Dentistry Boca Raton, Dr. Nottingham offers procedures that will correct such problems. These may include Lumineers, dental implants, instant orthodontics, and porcelain veneers and crowns. We also offer the popular the Extreme Dental Makeover procedure.
An overbite can lead to a turkey neck,” receding chin and the dreaded jowls. Such misaligned bites can obscure your teeth, creating a lip line that not even collagen injections will improve.
Underbites can result in a protruding “bulldog” chin. Both bite problems also can lead to uneven tooth wear. Invisalign can help correct many overbites.
Even without an overbite or underbite, a misaligned bite can cause temporomandibular joint disease. Better known as TMJ or TMD, this condition places extra strain on your shoulders, neck and back muscles. TMJ suffers experience debilitating pain, headaches and the hunchbacked look of a crone.
Teeth grinding is particularly hared on your profile and facial muscles. Worn, chipped and cracked teeth can shorten the distance between your nose and chin, leading to those deep wrinkles that give the mouth a puckered appearance.
Coffee, smoking and certain foods stain teeth. While daily brushing promotes good dental hygiene, it naturally leads to the deterioration of tooth enamel. The aging process also causes the nerves to shrink, making the teeth darken from the inside out.
Tooth whitening and, in more severe cases, porcelain veneers, will brighten your smile. Stained crowns and fillings should be replaced with porcelain.
Our bodies entire bone structure begins to deteriorate as we age. Dental bone degeneration makes it look as if our gums have shrunk. Over-vigorous brushing and gum disease also cause our gum lines to recede. Because this is a slow process, we may not recognize the difference.
These problems can be managed with gum grafts and gum re-contouring.
MISSING OR CROWDED TEETH
Gaps or missing and crowded teeth can be closed with traditional braces. However, Invisalign can do it more quickly and less painfully with a series of invisible aligners that gently move teeth into their proper place.
Other options for less severe problems include porcelain veneers, bonding, bridges, dentures and tooth implants.
These are the most significant dental challenges we face with time. The top cosmetic dentists at Cosmetic Dentistry Boca Raton can help you beat the signs of aging by replacing plastic surgery with several of these options or, possibly, with an extreme makeover.