A healthy and attractive smile can take years off your appearance,
whereas worn, discolored , chipped or missing teeth can make
you look much more older.
As we age, the edges of the front teeth wear until these teeth
are about the same length as the others. At the same time,
the upper and lower lips lose muscle tone. The upper lip may
sag covering more of the upper teeth. The lower lip may also
droop, allowing more of the lower teeth to show. These conditions
create an older smile line.
Cost effective procedures like cosmetic contouring, bonding
or bleaching can take years off your appearance and often
work wonders in a short time.
Signs of an ageing smile:
1 .unnatural wear of the teeth ages the smile.
2 . Bone and gum loss create dark spaces between the teeth
which can give an older look to the smile.
3. Old discolored fillings can give an aged look to the smile.
4. Old, worn out crowns and bridges with thin black lines
showing near the gum line can age the smile.
5. Stained or discolored teeth also make the smile unaesthetic.
6. Any missing teeth should be replaced as soon as possible
, as missing teeth can cause the bite to collapse and the
tissues to sag making the face look older.
7. Any bad bite should be corrected at the earliest as it
tends to become more pronounced with age.
If the teeth are worn out due to excessive grinding or bruxism
, tooth contouring, cosmetic bonding procedures or laminating
the teeth are effective treatment options.
Bite appliances can prevent grinding at night and prevent
further damage to the teeth.
The following treatment options are available to
enhance your smile and make you look younger:
This is one of the best and simplest ways to make worn
out teeth look longer than they really are.
Addition of tooth colored composite resin on to the surfaces
of teeth can cover unsightly fillings/imperfections and also
create minor alterations in the shape and size of teeth giving
the smile a more healthy and youthful appearance.
These are fused to the front surfaces of the teeth and are
a great option for closing gaps or disguising discolored teeth
making the smile look much younger.
In cases of extensive tooth wear, crowning of the teeth may
be the only solution.
Repositioning the teeth to create an improvement in your smile
is advisable for adults also, as tooth movement is possible
at any age. This will improve your bite as well as your appearance.
Teeth which have been lost due to periodontal/ gum disease
can be permanently replaced by dental implants thus restoring
Generalized tooth loss causes the face to collapse and the
mouth to sink in. At the same time , the nose appears to drop
down towards the chin and deep lines tend to form at the creases
making the face look much older. Full Dentures can make you
look younger and give you a beautiful smile.
More and more women and men are turning to Botox injections
to reduce the signs of aging, and to rid themselves of unsightly
facial wrinkles, frown lines.