Think about all of the things that your teeth have to deal with day in and day out: various foods and drinks; dental grinding; harmful oral bacteria; unexpected dental trauma. When we consider these factors, it makes total sense that our smile change with age!
Unfortunately, there isn’t a magic pill that you can take to avoid all dental damage and deterioration. There are, however, state-of-the-art treatments that you can employ to refresh and reinforce your smile. Keep reading to get the details from our O’Fallon dentists!
One of the first aesthetic changes that people notice in their respective smiles is dental darkening, staining, and discoloration. Over time our teeth are prone to accumulating environmental stains from foods, drinks, and especially tobacco products. If you want to whiten your smile you may want to use:
· Professional dental whitening treatments
· Dental bonding
It is also common for adult dental patients to suffer from cracked or chipped enamel. With time, enamel becomes thinner, and is thus more prone to damage. Even small cracks and chips can be aesthetically and structurally problematic. You can fortify and repair your teeth by using:
· Dental bonding
· Tooth-colored crowns
· Porcelain LUMINEERS
In some cases, age-related dental changes can lead to premature tooth loss. Tooth loss is often due to dental trauma (such as sports-related accidents), or unchecked dental infections. If you are missing teeth, our dental team can help you rebuild and restore your smile using innovative restorative solutions like:
· Customized dentures
· Stand-alone dental implants
· Implant-stabilized dentures
It can be daunting to recognize that your smile is changing with age, but our O’Fallon dentists are here to help you overcome any aesthetic and structural problems that may pop up. As always, please contact our team if you want more information or to schedule a personal consultation.
Legal Notice: Our success is built on long term relationships with our patients though genuine caring and unrivaled excellence in value, comfort, service and the relentless quest of improvement. However, nothing stated herein should be construed as a claim of secret, superior or exclusive techniques, ability or equipment. All are well documented in the literature and training is widely available to any dentist who cares to pursue these goals. Our doctors are General Dentists. Cosmetic, Implant and Sedation Dentistry and Dental Sleep Medicine are non-specialty interest areas not recognized by the ADA that require no specific educational training to advertise these services. Dr. Daniel Bialecki and Dr. Timothy Grayem currently provide sedation services in our practice.