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Anti-aging dentistry is a form of cosmetic dentistry that focuses on enhancing the appearance of an individual’s smile, including the teeth, gums, and overall oral structure. This form of dentistry aims to minimize or reverse the effects of aging on an individual’s mouth.

As a person ages, his or her teeth may become worn or the individual may lose teeth. This not only affects the functionality of the individual’s teeth but also shortens the height of the lower portion of the face. This shortening can cause the lower face to collapse somewhat, which causes the individual to appear older than they are.

With the use of anti-aging dental procedures, skilled dentists can restore the teeth and facial height that has been lost due to wear and tooth loss. This essentially revitalizes the face and teeth by bringing both back to the height they were before the damage was sustained.

What Does Anti-Aging Dentistry Repair?

Anti-aging dentistry can be applied to restore a number of oral health issues, including:

  • Broken or worn-down teeth
  • Missing teeth
  • Uneven teeth
  • Teeth that have shifted
  • Bite issues
  • Tooth decay
  • Old crowns and fillings
  • TMJ issues

Anti-aging dentistry aims to accomplish more than restoring the appearance of a patient’s smile. It’s also designed to restore strength and functionality to the individual’s teeth, gums, and jawbone. The result is both aesthetically pleasing and fully functional.

What Does Anti-Aging Dentistry Encompass?

Depending on the patient’s individual needs, anti-aging dental work can include a wide variety of procedures. To achieve the goal of restoring youth to a patient’s smile, anti-aging dental professionals may recommend the following:

  • Dental Bonding: This procedure involves applying tooth-colored resin to the surface of a patient’s teeth in order to repair chips, cracks, or discoloration. In some cases, it can be used to reshape the teeth and improve the overall uniformity of the individual’s smile.
  • Teeth Whitening: Teeth whitening involves the process of lightening stained or discolored teeth with the use of specially formulated dental bleaching agents or light-activated whitening systems.
  • Veneers: Veneers are thin shells made out of custom-shaped porcelain. They are bonded to the front surfaces of an individual’s teeth to improve the appearance of their smile. They can be used to cover stains, gaps, chips, and other imperfections. They also improve the symmetry of a patient’s teeth.
  • Dental Implants: Implants are used to replace missing teeth, and they are composed of an artificial tooth root that is implanted into an individual’s jawbone. From there, a crown can be attached to restore both the appearance and strength of the individual’s tooth or teeth.
  • Dental Crowns: Crowns are tooth caps that can be used to replace the damaged or decayed portion of a tooth. They help to restore the shape, size, strength, and appearance of a patient’s teeth.

Anti-aging dentistry can take years off of a patient’s face, giving them a revitalized and youthful appearance. Beyond improving the appearance of an individual’s smile, these procedures also stand to improve the overall functionality of his or her teeth, gums, and jaw.

If you’ve noticed that your smile isn’t as youthful as you’d like it to be, anti-aging dentistry may very well be the right option for your needs. Reach out to Signature Dentistry of Arvada to determine your anti-aging procedural options.