As we age, certain changes with our teeth can occur which may not be aesthetically pleasing. "Aging" itself does not produce these effects, but it is what we do to our teeth over time! Some unpleasant changes include broken or chipped teeth, shorter or flatter teeth, yellowing or staining of the teeth, mismatched crowns and fillings, spaces between the teeth or gums, missing teeth, and crooked teeth.
Your skin can become wrinkled and lack elasticity due to the loss of collagen. The face appears tired, sad, or even mad.
Sometimes your face does not reflect how you really feel!
Health in the mouth must include healthy gums, teeth, bone and its supporting structures, and healthy, functioning temporomandibular joints.
Total facial aesthetics involves treating the face to soften or eliminate wrinkles, enhancing the lips, and filling in deep wrinkle folds.
What does it mean to create a youthful appearance?
Over time our smile can change due to normal usage of our teeth as well as unintentional abuse. Unintentional abuse includes chewing ice and other objects not meant to be eaten! Grinding our teeth can cause shortening or breakage. Using the teeth as some kind of tool doesn't usually work out so well either. Bottom line: broken, chipped, or short teeth do not give a youthful appearance.
Yellowed or stained teeth look old and tired. There are options to make your smile look brighter, healthier, and younger.