Taking care of your teeth—brushing and flossing at least twice daily, and maintaining regular professional cleanings—is necessary in order to keep your teeth looking beautiful for years. However, for many patients, even this diligent care isn’t enough to totally counteract the natural effects of aging on teeth. Teeth, like the rest of the body, change with age, and in many cases, these changes can leave your smile looking duller and older than you’d like.
The good news is that our Saint Louis cosmetic dentists have cosmetic options that can help you reclaim the bright, luminous smile of your youth! As teeth age, you may notice any of these common signs and symptoms of weakening dental enamel:
Dark or dull teeth—as white enamel thins, the dark dentin beneath begins to show through, darkening the appearance of teeth.
Small chips or cracks in teeth—as dental enamel thins, it can become weaker, leading to small cracks and chips in teeth—this can lead to increased instances of infection and discoloration.
Spaces between teeth—small gaps between teeth may widen with age, because teeth shift and continue to spread due to the continual pressure exerted on teeth.
If you find that these symptoms represent your teeth, you may want to consider porcelain veneers as way to transform your smile! Dental veneers cover existing teeth—they can change the shape and shade of your smile. Some level of dental change is natural as patients age, but that doesn’t mean you need to live with a smile that isn’t luminous and representative of the inner you!
Give us a call if you’d like more information about porcelain veneers or dental aging. Our Saint Louis veneers dentists are here to help you find a cosmetic solution that works for your individual smile.