Cosmetic Dentistry for Seniors in San Mateo
Age. It’s just a number, right?
If we’re being totally honest, aging involves more than just another year of life experience. Our bodies change as they age, and you may have already noticed a few of the tell-tale signs like wrinkles or gray hair.
Or take your smile, for example. It’s a fact that teeth age, and if you think about the years of use (not to mention outside elements that may have stained or damaged your teeth), you can understand why smiles sometimes appear discolored or imperfect.
Beverages (like coffee, cola, and wine), tobacco use, medications — all play a role in discoloring teeth over the years. And teeth naturally yellow, too, as the outer layer of enamel wears away and the natural color of the dentin beneath shows through.
In addition to discolored teeth, other common reasons for an aging smile include missing teeth and other imperfections such as cracks or chips. Teeth become brittle as they age, and so breaking or chipping a tooth happens more easily. (Don’t chew ice!)
Yes, aging is unavoidable — but there’s good news! Our San Mateo cosmetic dental office provides services that restore happy smiles and confidence. A consultation at our office can help you determine the best plan of care through services such as:
- Teeth whitening with Zoom, a professional system that is fast and effective at removing discoloration.
- Dental implants, a longer-lasting solution for missing teeth that provides strength and stability.
- Porcelain veneers, thin shells of dental ceramic that cover chipped or discolored teeth.
- Porcelain crowns (also known as “caps”) that fit precisely over damaged or stained teeth.
There are options. And if you’re nervous about dental procedures, as many people are, San Mateo Center for Cosmetic Dentistry also offers sedation dentistry for a comfortable, stress-free experience.
Aging is inevitable, but with through modern technology and advances in dental care, your smile can be as sparkling and confident as you are! We invite you to call our office today to learn more.