O’Fallon Dentist Explains How Dental Enamel Can Change As The Patient Ages

Written by Dr. Brace on Jun 1, 2016

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.