Did you know that up to 69 percent of Americans will have lost at least one adult tooth by age 35? By age 50, Americans have lost an average 8 teeth, not counting wisdom teeth. Losing your natural teeth can make you feel like you’re falling apart at the seams, but a beautiful smile is worth seeking at any age. Getting older should never make you feel like it’s okay to give up on your appearance. Dr. David Eshom can help you achieve your dream smile, whether you’re 26 or 66!
Porcelain Veneers Can Rejuvenate Aging Teeth
As the years roll by, our teeth start to show signs of the decades of good service they have given us. Chips, cracks, and stains become more common as we age, since teeth become more brittle as we get older. Enamel erosion is also common after years of hard use, since so many factors in our diet contribute to an acidic mouth environment. Once enamel has been eroded from your teeth, no amount of good oral hygiene or fluoride can regrow tooth enamel.
Porcelain veneers are an excellent way to address multiple visible signs of aging on the teeth. Nothing can undo the damage your teeth have endured, but veneers give each tooth a new façade to show the world. Each veneer is designed and fabricated to fit comfortably over the teeth that show when you smile, so you can have a bright, full, young-looking smile again!
If you are interested in veneers, schedule a consultation with Dr. Eshom to learn about the cosmetic possibilities of this treatment. Because veneers give you a brand-new smile, you can choose to correct multiple issues at once. If you have suffered gum recession, veneers can even help address root exposure, by covering and protecting the exposed portion of tooth, just above the gum line.
Orthodontics Can Improve Your Oral Health at Any Age
Did you know that actress Faye Dunaway wore braces at age 61? Faith Hill wore braces when she was 45 and no one questioned her desire to correct her smile. If your teeth and gums are in a generally healthy state, orthodontic treatments can help your teeth achieve a more proper state of alignment. This can improve your oral health in two ways. Teeth with the right amount of space around them are easier to clean properly, which makes you less likely to develop decay and gum disease. Well-aligned teeth also work together better when you bite and chew your food, which may make them less likely to crack due to the friction of constant use.
Dental Implants Give You Back the Teeth You’ve Lost
If missing teeth have left “windows” into your smile, you may want to consider the possible benefits of dental implants. Implants can replace single or multiple teeth, and feel more natural than traditional bridgework. Because they are surgically embedded in the jaw, they become a permanent part of your mouth, just as your original teeth were. Take good care of your implants, and they will last you a lifetime!
Contact San Diego Cosmetic Dentist Dr. David Eshom
Time takes a toll on your teeth, but if you’re ready to say “no thank you” to losing your beautiful smile, contact our San Diego dental office. Dr. Eshom will assess your oral health and suggest the most conservative treatments for giving you back your confidence. Call our office to make an appointment!Leave a reply