Smiling Over Time: Cosmetic Dentistry for Seniors

May 15, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — wacofamilyteam @ 2:00 am
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In recent years, cosmetic dentistry has seen an incredible surge in its popularity. These procedures are capable of doing incredible things for the color, shape, and even alignment of your smile. Moreover, these treatments are often incredibly easy, meaning that there’s virtually nothing standing in the way of you getting the smile of their dreams!

However, some patients wind up forgoing cosmetic dental care because they’re worried that they’re too old for the treatment. If that’s a concern for you, here’s what you should know about the relationship between your age and your candidacy for cosmetic dentistry.

Can You Be Too Old for Cosmetic Dentistry?

Thankfully, the answer is no! Cosmetic dentistry is incredibly easy and low impact, which means that older patients have no reason to be concerned about the complications associated with the procedure.

If anything, older patients are more likely to notice changes to their smile that they’d like to have reversed. Cosmetic dentistry can help you turn back the clock on your smile no matter where you’re at in your life.

What Kinds of Cosmetic Treatments are Ideal for Older Patients?

Often, people see the color of their smile change a little bit as they age. This is because the enamel will gradually thin over time, exposing the darker layers of the teeth underneath the surface.

There are quite a few ways to get a brighter, more youthful smile: teeth whitening, for example, can give you a smile up to eight shades brighter than the one that you had before. If you’re looking for a longer-term solution, veneers can be placed on your teeth to completely change their appearance. A cosmetic dentist can tell you more about each of these treatments, as well as which of them will be ideal for you.

Barriers to Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry is a viable option for just about anyone who is interested in the treatment, provided that they’re in generally good oral health. However, if you are suffering from gum disease, tooth decay, or other such issues, these could increase the risk of you developing complications over the course of the aesthetic treatment. Treating these issues could be necessary before you can pursue cosmetic treatment.

About Our Practice

At Heart of Texas Smiles General & Cosmetic Dentistry, we believe that nobody is too old to have the smile of their dreams. Whatever brings you to our practice, you can count on two things: incredible dental care you’d struggle to find elsewhere, and a friendly dental team that will give you the attention and compassion that you deserve.

If you have any questions about cosmetic dentistry, we can be reached at our website or by phone at (254) 848-0240.

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