Today, people want to have nice teeth, whatever their age and with the advances in dentistry, it is possible to have a beautiful smile even when you are getting older.
However, many people feel that after a certain age it’s too late to start working on your teeth, but this isn’t the case. Healthy looking teeth can be achieved at any age and a nice smile will boost your confidence, especially if you are older. Have a look at the Canadian Dental Associations website it is full of really useful information about cosmetic procedures and details of dentists who are members of the association.
Some of the problems older people have are stained teeth, or a chipped tooth that occurred from an accident in the past, or worn teeth from aging. Small gaps can also be rectified by veneers and if a tooth is out of line, a veneer can be placed on the tooth to put it back into position.
Veneers are made of porcelain and they are bonded onto your existing teeth. This means you don’t lose your own teeth and the procedure is painless. The colour of the veneer is matched to your skin tone so that it looks more natural. Once the veneers have been crafted to fit your tooth or teeth, your dentist will apply some super strength glue to your tooth and attach the veneer. It’s as simple as that.
Veneers are very strong and durable, they should last ten years or more and they are a natural looking and more comfortable alternative to crowns.
Whitening is also becoming more and more popular, especially as we see so many television and film personalities with pearly white teeth. There are various methods of bleaching and your dentist will recommend the procedure most suitable for your teeth. Basically they can be bleached with laser treatment, using a mouth guard or by using special bleaching toothpaste.
You can buy whitening toothpaste from the supermarket, the toothpaste contains special abrasives, which help to remove staining, but they are not as effective as professional whitening.
If you don’t like to smile because you don’t like the way your teeth look, go and see your dentist. You will be amazed at the number of procedures that can be carried out on older teeth. Get your confidence back and a beautiful smile at the same time.
If your tooth is damaged or misshapen then you can opt to have a crown fitted. Your dentist will file your own tooth down and fit a porcelain or composite crown over the top of your tooth. Crowns are very hard wearing and should last ten years or more.
If you have suddenly realised that your teeth aren’t looking so white and you are due to go to a wedding, where people will be taking a lot of photographs; don’t despair if you’ve spent all of your spare money on the present. If you are a bit short of cash, just go browse the internet and have a look at the online payday loan company ‘Wonga’, if they approve your loan, you can have the money in your bank account within 15 minutes. Then you can get yourself down to the dentist and arranged to have your teeth cleaned for the big day.
A lovely white smile will give you confidence and help you look healthy and happy!