Anti-Aging Dentistry “Cosmetic Dentistry”
What is Anti-Aging Dentistry “Cosmetic Dentistry”?
Time is unfair, it makes you look older than you really are.
Your smile changes as you get older.
- Gums recede
- Teeth become darker
- You start to lose teeth
- Teeth shift
- Teeth wear down
- Your dental restorations need to be replaced
- Bones of the teeth get weaker
- Reduced saliva causes more dental problems and bad breath
Your teeth are the key stones of your face. When teeth begin to look older, it effects the rest of your face:
- Lips sagging
- Fine lines become apparent
- Sunk-in look
- Your chin looks smaller
- Your face look rounder
- Upper teeth become less visible
- Lower teeth become more visible giving that ‘’old’’ expression
What are the advantages of Anti-Aging Dentistry “Cosmetic Dentistry”?
Anti-aging dentistry contains cosmetic dental procedures to change the amount your teeth support your facial tissue and bring you a younger-looking smile taking years off.
It’s a kind of non-surgical facelift process also with fixing your bite.
A collapsed bite is caused by missing teeth or wearing down of the teeth. This can change facial profile or cause a misalignment of jaws and other facial deformative conditions. People with collapsed bite can look old, have shorter teeth, and have sunk look cheeks, making them look tired. Also, your lips may look squished together, giving you a pouty or upset look. Beside anti-aging benefits, fixing your bite is very important about function too. When the dentists restore the bite chewing efficiency increases, it improves digestive problems. You cannot chew, talk or look proper with missing or worn down teeth.
Anti-Aging Dentistry procedures does not require surgery, they are fast and predictable.
What are the Techniques for Anti-Aging Dentistry “Cosmetic Dentistry”?
Cosmetic dentistry is concerned about ‘’aesthetic smile’’ with whiter and straight teeth.
Anti-aging dentistry focuses on the look of your entire face.
Anti-aging dentistry uses cosmetic dentistry with an advanced purpose, making you look healthy and younger from forehead to chin.
Some anti-aging dentistry treatments are;
- Porcelain Veneers
- Full Aesthetic Crowns
- Porcelain Fillings
- Dental Implants
- Teeth Whitening
Your treatment plan may contain one or more of these procedures, depending on your dentist’s planning of your treatment.
Why is Anti-Aging Dentistry “Cosmetic Dentistry” needed?
Our teeth shorten as they get older by years of grinding and wear. Because of this, our teeth do not support the face (especially lower face) and the lip corners turn down. Also, the lips become thinner, the appearance of the chin affected negatively.
By Anti-Aging Dentistry we can change the dimensions of your teeth (often lengthening them with veneers or other techniques)
At the end of treatment, you can have:
- No sagged or double chin
- Lifted cheeks
- No hollow look
- Filled out fine lines and wrinkles
- Improved lips
Another problem with aging is missing teeth because of decay or gum disease. Replacing them will help:
- Maintaining bone structure supporting your face
- Restore your smile as health and function
- Keep your existing teeth in line
- Giving you a more confident smile
Who are the Right Candidates for Anti-Aging Dentistry “Cosmetic Dentistry”?
People who thinks that their smile has changed not in a good way, can be the candidates for Anti-Aging Dentistry. Years can change our appearance but if the teeth are affected more you can look older than your actual age.
Also because of teeth clenching and grinding even at early age, the teeth can be worn down. So as the teeth does not support your lips and cheeks enough, your face can look older and/or tired.
How Long Does It Take to Apply Anti-Aging Dentistry “Cosmetic Dentistry” Treatments?
Depending on the conditions of the patient, all the treatment will last maximum 2 weeks.
What to do Before Anti-Aging Dentistry “Cosmetic Dentistry” Treatments?
Anti-Aging Dentistry has a very complex content. The dentist should be very experienced about that concept including cosmetic dentistry, TMJ (Tempro Mandibular Joint), even gum and dental surgery.
A detailed evaluation should be done before the treatment. We do mock – ups (drafts) of the final restoration to decide the planning and to show the patient and getting approval of our patient as well. We take the radiographic views and photos to clarify the treatment plan.
What Happens during Anti-Aging Dentistry “Cosmetic Dentistry” Treatments?
Every step is done under local anesthesia, so no risk of feeling pain. Until we finish the final restorations we are applying temporaries in your mouth so patient should be careful about eating. Slight sensitivities can be seen during the treatment.
What to do after Anti-Aging Dentistry “Cosmetic Dentistry” Treatments?
Anti-Aging Dentistry concept includes all the teeth, at least all the teeth of the one jaw (upper-lower). So, it may take some time to get used to new dimensions of the teeth.
Also, as muscles of your face can adapt to new forms and dimensions slowly, your face, your appearance, even your pronunciation will be different than initial stage.
As your facial tissues and muscles get used to your new bite, you will be more comfortable. But you will be able to see the beautiful and dramatic difference immediately by the end of your treatment.