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The effects of aging on teeth

2020-09-03 06:12:27

Aging is something that no one can stop or delay but you surely can make all effort to look and feel better by taking care of your body by exercising, nourishing your skin, and keeping your bones healthy.

 

Aging is something that no one can stop or delay but you surely can make all effort to look and feel better by taking care of your body by exercising, nourishing your skin, and keeping your bones healthy.




 Teeth are only thing that you cannot look after all by yourself. You need a good dentist to take care of your teeth and gums so that do not show aging, as they would have otherwise. Presently, there are many procedures that your dentist can perform and help you in delaying the process of aging to some extent.

Teeth do undergo deterioration as you grow older and increasingly become more imperfect with time betraying your age. Sometimes the deterioration is such that you may look older than your age. Perfect teeth enhance the beauty of your smile while imperfections of your teeth can mar your smile as well as age.

There are many signs of aging that your teeth can reveal like the color, shape, surface of the teeth,cracked teeth, etc. The color of teeth changes with age and do not remain as bright as they were earlier. Over the years, they are stained. Usually you may have noticed that the natural smile line is slightly convex but over the years with wearing of front teeth, the smile is more of either a straight line or a concave curve. Often many people form a habit of grinding their teeth usually due to stress, which yet again is a cause of dental erosion. Some people usually find that with aging their teeth start chipping off along their edges, which causes crooked teeth and uneven smile.

The tooth surfaces are quite rounded and sparkling but with age, they tend to be smoothened away showing age. In addition, presence of minute cracks or fractures on your teeth even if just superficial makes your teeth unattractive. Even filled front teeth can mar your smile. Lastly, with age, your lips tend to get thin having many vertical lines with laugh lines getting deeper around the lips making your face have an unhappy look.

It is very important to understand that your smile can make or break your looks to a large extend. Cosmetic dentistry, sometimes also known as aesthetic dentistry is a combination of various latest dentistry techniques with creative talent and presto you have a new smile and a much younger looks.

In cosmetic dentistry is a sort of amalgam of dentistry and cosmetic surgery. Re-contouring is done by bleaching and reshaping for better-shaped and whiter teeth. Latest developed materials for dentistry are used to replace any unsightly fillings in your front teeth and restoring them to blend with the natural color of your teeth is called restoring. Bonding is done by using natural enamel looking synthetic material to the tooth surface and it can be shaped and polished. This bonding material is used to modify the texture, color, shape, size, as well as the position of the teeth. Another technique known as veneering is same as bonding but more permanent. Thin and hard porcelain veneer is made for each tooth for natural color, size , and shape. Thinned out lips are given better by using one of the various fillers