Saint Louis Cosmetic Dentist Keeps Older Teeth Sparkling With Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments

Written by Dr. Grayem on Jun 19, 2012

Saint Louis Cosmetic Dentist Keeps Older Teeth Sparkling With Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments

No one can stop the hands of time—we’re all going to face dental aging at some point. But although dental aging is somewhat inevitable, you don’t have to live with a smile that looks older than you want it to. With state of the art cosmetic dentistry treatments our Saint Louis cosmetic dentists can refresh aging teeth and take years off of your appearance.

The first cosmetic complaint that we hear from adult patients is that their teeth are looking dark or stained. Over time patients accumulate environmental stains on dental enamel. Additionally, as dental enamel wears down, teeth can begin to look darker because the dentin bellow enamel begins to show through to the surface of the tooth.

There are a number of cosmetic treatments that can brighten the appearance of teeth. Professional teeth whitening treatments are quite popular because they actually brighten natural enamel with hydrogen or carbamide peroxide. Teeth whitening is fast, effective, and affordable. Dental veneers can also make teeth appear whiter. These thin layers of porcelain completely cover existing dental enamel, resurfacing the appearance of dull or dare enamel.

Another common problem among adult patients is that their teeth have accumulated small cracks or chips due to wear and tear over time. As dental enamel thins and becomes weaker, it can become susceptible to chipping.

Dental veneers are very effective for small cracks and chips in dental enamel. Because veneers totally resurface the front of damaged teeth, small cracks and chips will not be visible on the surface of the dental veneer.

These dental problems may seem upsetting to patients, but there are actually many cosmetic treatment options that can correct these common problems. If you’d like to learn more, you can call our Saint Louis cosmetic dental office to schedule a consultation!