As we age, our teeth lose enamel. Acid from bacteria, eating, and a poor bite all wear away enamel. This thinner enamel is less smooth, sometimes notched near the tissue, and shows more of the yellow dentin beneath. As stressed teeth wear down, the gum tissue may begin to show signs of recession and spaces between the teeth may develop. Worn teeth simply detract from a what otherwise could be a youthful smile.
Most important is how it makes you feel
A youthful smile reveals long, lustrous teeth and pink, healthy gum tissue without signs of recession. Lips should appear full and not thinned out. Porcelain veneers can help restore your teeth’s smooth surface and reshape them to restore their youthful height. People tend to smile more broadly when they’re proud of their smiles, revealing more teeth and a more youthful appearance.
In this photo, the woman on the right has had her smile enhanced. This helps her overall look. If the woman on the left did the same, it would brighten her entire face and take years off her appearance. When we enhance people’s smiles at Incredible Smiles, I can’t tell you how many times we hear them say, “ I should have done this sooner.” A youthful smile is important in so many ways—perhaps the most important is how it makes you feel.
When considering a smile enhancement, never be afraid to obtain one or more opinions from dentists. A cosmetic dentist with integrity will not attempt to push or sell treatment to you. The dentist’s knowledge and experience is very important. Ask to see before-and-after photos of patients who have received treatment, and if possible, speak with patients who have had cosmetic procedures. Their personal experiences may answer most of your questions. Remember, cosmetic dentistry is an option—but an option that can be a life changer.
At Incredible Smiles, we offer free consultations so you can meet me and my team and experience our office. You need to establish a connection and trust your practitioners before you make a decision about cosmetic enhancement. Choose a dentist who does cosmetic enhancement on a routine basis, just as you would choose a cardiologist if you needed heart surgery. Your smile is that important!