O’Fallon Cosmetic Dentist Explains How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Help Aging Teeth and Dental Enamel

Written by Dr. Brace on Jun 19, 2012

O’Fallon Cosmetic Dentist Explains How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Help Aging Teeth and Dental Enamel

Our O’Fallon cosmetic dentists believe that every patient, regardless of age, deserves to have a smile that they love and want to show off to the world. While young dental enamel is naturally white and luminous, teeth can lose some of their luster over time. The good news is that there are a number of cosmetic dentistry treatments that can help you reclaim the smile of your youth.

One of the first cosmetic treatments that adult patients employ is teeth whitening. Professional teeth whitening treatments can bleach natural dental enamel, eliminating the appearance of dental stains and discoloration. This treatment is generally suitable for even sensitive teeth.

Many patients choose professional teeth whitening treatment because it is fast, effective, and affordable. Patients can often see appreciable results in only one or two sessions of teeth whitening. Because aging teeth have accumulated environmental stains for years and years, teeth whitening really can make your smile look younger, brighter, and fresher.

Another popular cosmetic treatment for adult teeth is the dental veneer. Dental veneers are thin layers of porcelain that are attached to the outside of existing teeth. Veneers are made of porcelain, so that they mimic the luminous appearance of natural teeth. Veneers are quite versatile—they can be used to correct cracked/chipped teeth, misaligned teeth, dull dental enamel, or gaps in a patient’s smile. Dental veneers can usually be placed in two or three dental appointments, so you can essentially correct a number of cosmetic problems with one efficient treatment.

The marvels of modern cosmetic dentistry now allow us to rejuvenate the appearance of older or damaged teeth. There’s no need to live with a smile that you don’t love—you have cosmetic dentistry options. Please call our O’Fallon cosmetic dental office for more information or to schedule a personal consultation.