So many people take care of their skin, workout, even do Botox just to keep themselves looking younger.
But while they are fretting over the tiniest wrinkles are they overlooking the one thing that everyone notices— their smile.
Celebrity dentist Dr. Marc Lowenberg gives the lowdown on the options to add youth to your smile.
Do you have an aging smile?
Here are some signs to look for:
- Loss of tooth
- Loss of gum tissue
- Shifting or crowding
- Black or silver fillings
What are veneers?Veneers are thin, custom shells that cover the front of the tooth. They are made by a dental technician and most dental offices send the case to a lab to be made. The treatment should be thought of as permanent. That is because some enamel will be removed from your teeth and the process involves filing down the tooth. The best way to describe a veneer is like when a lady gets acrylic finger nails put on, it normally involves filing down the nail surface. It is the same thing for the teeth. It is similar for veneers.
The average cost of porcelain veneers is $900-$2,500 per tooth and last from 10 to 15 years or more
What is bonding?Bonding can improve a smile with teeth that are chipped, broken, cracked, stained, shortened by grinding or have spaces between them. Bonding is done with tooth-colored materials. The composite resin used in bonding can be shaped and polished to match other teeth. Bonding procedures are not very invasive and are typically less expensive than other cosmetic treatments. Bonding usually can be done in one visit.
How can I make my teeth whiter?
Yellow and darken teeth are just a fact of life for most people when they age. Tooth whitening or bleaching brightens teeth that are discolored or stained. There are a few options when it comes to whitening. You can look for over-the-counter products at the drug store or you can consult your dentist for in-office treatment.
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