Aged TeethImproving the look of aged teeth
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Old, out-of-date dental work needing renewal is one of the biggest indicators of an aged smile.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.
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.