cosmetic dentist San AntonioAging gracefully involves many facets … but one key to maintaining a more youthful appearance is caring for oral health. Stained, chipped, or missing teeth can add years to how you look and are perceived. A visit with a cosmetic dentist can demonstrate the many ways you can achieve a smile makeover to maintain your youthful appearance as you age.

Teeth discoloration or dental stains can occur for many reasons … aging, medications, illness, tobacco use, trauma, or lifestyle habits … but your cosmetic dentist has a response that may help to overcome these problems.

Zoom teeth whitening can lighten your teeth, eliminate stains, and give you a dramatic lift in one brief dental appointment. Patients wishing to whiten their teeth at home can achieve similar results with take-home teeth bleaching kits. 

Zoom teeth whitening can lighten your teeth, eliminate stains, and give you a dramatic lift in one brief dental appointment.

A benefit of using Zoom as provided by your dentist is you will be receiving the most powerful whitening product available. In addition, you have access to a dental professional for guidance and to answer any questions you may have during treatment.

For patients not suitable for whitening, stained, discolored, chipped or misshapen teeth can be eliminated with porcelain veneers. Veneers are wafer thin shells that are cemented to the front of biological teeth that can correct a multitude of cosmetic problems.

For patients desiring the same result without the permanency of traditional veneers, Lumineers are placed on teeth using a process that allows for their removal.

Veneers take a couple of weeks from the initial appointment where impressions and photographs will be sent to the dental lab to placement. When ready, your dental provider will try the veneers on before affixing them for the ideal fit and satisfactory appearance.

If your smile only needs a moderate enhancement such as filling in a chipped spot or blending away a few intrinsic stains, dental bonding is the perfect response. The tooth colored material used with bonding allows your cosmetic dentist to reshape a tooth or cover areas that may be adding years to your appearance.

Silver amalgam fillings in your smile line can spoil your appearance. They can be replaced with a tooth colored composite resin allowing them to blend in rather than mar your smile.

Great teeth require consistent daily oral hygiene and regular visits to the dentist … a more youthful smile will be your reward. Contact our office today to learn more.