Aged Teeth

Improving the look of aged teeth

Fast solutions for ageing smiles

As we age, our teeth change. They become darker, discolour, chip and wear. So, what can you do about an ageing smile when it's too late to carry out preventative measures to ensure its ages well? There's plenty of cosmetic issues to improve the look of your smile. Instead of trying to repair cracked teeth, failing restorations, undoing the effects of erosion, or undergoing treatments like root canals, why not explore fast, one-day treatments that can target all of these issues at once, saving yourself time, money and hassle. With cosmetic dentistry, we can make it happen.

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Renewing old work

Old, out-of-date dental work needing renewal is one of the biggest indicators of an aged smile. For example, old crowns with dark gum lines can sometimes make the tooth look unhealthy, especially if the tooth is particularly long or narrow. The same can also be said for short teeth, which show excessive wear. Sometimes, removing the signs of ageing from your smile can be as simple as renewing your old restorations with newer, more modern advancements. For example, modern dental crowns that are not fused to metal no longer feature the dark line. Instead, they are purely ceramic and can be ready within an hour.

Replace old restorations and dentures

Dentures, at one point, were the gold standard for missing teeth dentistry. However, these days, with major technological advancements, missing teeth solutions need not include loose, ill-fitting dentures. Dentures, though designed to mimic natural teeth, do not always do so perfectly. Replacing dentures with dental implants means you can have a restoration that’s fixed (not relying on suction or adhesives) and natural-looking. Plus, you’ll be able to eat, chew and speak more freely than you might have been able to do in years.

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Signs of an ageing smile

  • The shape of teeth, for example, worn, short and small teeth that have begun to wear down after many years of good use.
  • Damage like chips and cracks that have happened over time through wear and tear.
  • The colour of your smile. For example, it’s dull or has yellow-like dentin exposed due to enamel erosion or brushing too hard over the years.
  • Gum disease has caused tartar and plaque to build up, causing black triangular pockets between teeth, leading to receding gums and teeth that look too long and narrow.
  • Natural changes to your tooth structure, where teeth have shifted out of place or you’ve experienced tooth loss.
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