“I think my teeth make me look older than I am…” Smiling a bright, radiant smile can certainly bring youth to a face – but what if that smile reveals a set of teeth that have seen better days? Try as we might to look after our teeth with a hygienist-approved oral care regime, the signs of ageing will, sadly, appear, which is why increasing numbers of patients are taking advantage of the anti-ageing benefits of cosmetic dentistry.
How can cosmetic dentistry knock years off my face?
If we imagine the worst of what awaits our mouths later in life we may picture yellowing, crooked teeth and receding gums – and a mouth dotted with gaps where once a tooth stood, or teeth featuring dark silver fillings. By taking charge of your teeth at a younger age, you can avoid this worst-case scenario.
- Tooth whitening, usually done as a combination of treatments both in our specialist dental practice and at home, can restore brilliance to your smile.
- Consulting an orthodontist about teeth straightening can reverse the shift that has occurred, making your mouth look crowded; this will also improve gum health as you will be better able to keep them clean and therefore free of decay.
- Receding gums are perhaps the most ageing feature of all. When poor hygiene leads to inflammation of the gums, the results can be tooth loss and gum recession.
At our central London specialist dental practice, we have brought together experts under one roof in order to offer a comprehensive service to our patients; here you will find a periodontist (gum specialist), an orthodontist, a prosthodontist and a hygienist all in one convenient place.
What can a prosthodontist do to make me look younger?
Prosthodontists specialize in restoring and replacing teeth, using bridges, crowns, veneers and implants. Our London-based prosthodontists Dr Farid Monibi and Dr Farid Fahid have many years’ experience of complex mouth reconstructions. Even if they are only to replace your silver fillings with porcelain ones, they can help remove an unnecessary ageing factor.