Effective Anti-Aging Dental Treatments

Jun 27, 2012 @ 12:36 PM — by James Stein

Boston Anti-Aging Dental TreatmentsYellowed, damaged, and worn teeth can add years to your appearance, whereas a bright, white smile can make you look youthful and rejuvenated. Fortunately, there are multiple cosmetic and restorative options to makeover your smile. Dr. James M. Stein offers a number of treatments at our Boston cosmetic dentistry practice. Let Dr. Stein enhance your look with these effective anti-aging dental treatments.

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is the simplest and quickest way to improve the appearance your smile. In-office teeth whitening systems are more effective and faster than ever before. Most teeth whitening treatments take about an hour and leave you with instantly whiter teeth.

Porcelain Veneers

Sometimes teeth whitening isn't enough to revitalize your smile. Porcelain veneers can make the teeth appear whiter, and also improve the size and shape of your teeth. A porcelain veneer is a thin, durable, shell-like prosthetic that is bonded to the front surface of the tooth. Porcelain is the material of choice because its color and light reflecting properties are similar to that of the natural tooth. Veneers are custom-made to perfectly fit over your own teeth. For our patients in Boston, porcelain veneers can be used to:

  • Mask discolorations and stains
  • Make the teeth appear evenly spaced and uniform in size
  • Close gaps between teeth
  • Cover chips and cracks

Porcelain Crowns

Porcelain crowns are a great treatment option for patients with broken teeth, extensive tooth decay, and large fillings that need to be replaced. Crowns are customized to fit securely over weakened teeth. Not only do crowns support and protect your teeth, they can also be used to treat cosmetic flaws. Dental crowns can be made of porcelain, and colored to perfectly match the shade of the surrounding teeth. Porcelain crowns can be used to cover stains, chips, cracks, and gaps. They can also be used to lengthen small or misshapen teeth.

Dental Implants

Tooth loss is a major problem among seniors. Missing teeth cause a range of problems for patients. They can:

  • Make you look older
  • Cause surrounding teeth to shift, resulting in alignment issues
  • Cause oral tissue and bone loss
  • Make it difficult to chew and eat the foods that you like
  • Make it difficult to speak

Dental implants are an excellent treatment option for patients with missing teeth. A dental implant is a titanium post that acts an artificial tooth root. The implant is placed within the socket of the missing tooth in the jawbone. Once, the bone and tissue has grown around the implant (a process called osseointegration), the natural looking replacement tooth or teeth can be securely attached to the implant.. Dental implants can be used to support crowns, bridges, or dentures, allowing dentists to replace one tooth or a whole set of teeth with dental implant treatment.

Revitalize Your Look with Anti-Aging Dental Treatments

Don't let your smile age your appearance! With today's treatment options, you can have a beautiful smile that will make you look and feel much younger. Contact Dr. James M. Stein so our team can create a treatment plan for a younger looking you.

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