My smile isn't as attractive as it used to be. What can I do?

My smile isn't as attractive as it used to be. What can I do? from Dave S. Carpenter, DDS

By: Dave S. Carpenter, DDS  12/02/2015
Keywords: Root Canal Therapy, Partial Dentures, Dental X-rays

As we age, so do our smiles. An aging smile is characterized by shorter, darker, uneven teeth. Spaces and gaps may form as the front teeth get shorter. An aging smile also effects our facial profile. The mid-face region may appear collapsed, with the chin appearing to close to the nose. Dark, vertical crack lines may also appear in the front teeth. What can be done about this? Modern dentistry has much to offer for treatment of the aging smile. Sometimes, simply bleaching the front teeth is all that is required to restore a more youthful smile. If bleaching does not adequately restore the smile, porcelain veneers may be recommended. Porcelain veneers require minimal tooth reduction, and provide spectacular aesthetic results. If the front teeth are severely fractured, or have large fillings, full porcelain crowns may be necessary to achieve a beautiful smile. A more youthful smile can be achieved in almost any case. Call Jackie today at (409) 898-4300 and you can help us decide what is best for you. Also, check out our smile gallery of beautifully restored smiles.

Keywords: Canal Therapy, Dental Exams, Dental X-rays, Partial Dentures, Porcelain Fixed Bridges, Root Canal Therapy

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