A healthy smile not only improves your appearance, but also boosts your self-esteem and confidence. With age, our teeth lose the whiteness, fullness, and shape associated with youthful and vibrant smiles. There are some anti-aging dentistry procedures in New York that can turn back the clock and help you look younger.
Anti-aging dentistry in New York is the restoration of the mouth to the healthiest and most aesthetically pleasing state possible. It is a way to change the facial features through changing the teeth. The procedure can also fix a bad bite or help to maintain the teeth you currently have.
Treatments in Anti-Aging Dentistry
Treatment options in anti-aging dentistry in New York involve the use of invisible aligners, dental implants, whitening, and dentures. Anti-aging dentistry will not only improve your smile, but can also smooth the wrinkles around your mouth, fill out the jawline and balance the appearance of your smile.
- Dental Examination:
Thorough evaluation of the health and structures of the gums and teeth is the first step in any anti-aging dental treatment. During your dental examination, we will look for wear of the teeth, cracks in the teeth, chipped teeth, decay in the teeth and so on.
- Teeth Whitening:
Teeth whitening is a popular cosmetic dentistry treatment among patients of all ages. Consumption of dark sodas, red wine, coffee, and tea, along with lifestyle habits such as smoking, can discolor the teeth. At the office of Dr. Aki Shirakura & Associates, we offer this service by using professional strength whitening products. Teeth whitening is a quick and inexpensive way to rejuvenate your appearance
- Porcelain Veneers:
Porcelain Veneers or Dental Porcelain Laminates, are thin, custom made shells of tooth-colored materials. Veneers are designed to cover the front surface of teeth to change or improve their appearance. These shells are bonded to the front of your teeth to change their color, shape, size, or length. This procedure is good for people whose teeth are sensitive and the enamel has eroded.
- Replacement of Missing Teeth:
Missing teeth is a common issue. The patient with this issue faces various problems like difficulty eating, shifting of remaining teeth, and bite misalignment. Cosmetically, missing teeth leave gaps in the mouth, and the facial structure loses support.
Restoration options for patients with missing teeth are:
- Dentures: Dentures refer to a removable dental appliance that holds one or more artificial teeth.
- Dental Bridges: Dental bridges refer to one or two artificial teeth that are attached to a crown that is placed over an existing tooth or a dental implant.
- Dental Implants: Dental implants are incredibly beautiful, durable, and long-lasting. In the first visit, a titanium screw is implanted into the jawbone. During the next three to six months, the patient’s jawbone and gums grow around the implant. Once the implant is firmly in place, the patient can return for their final appointment in which the dental restoration (the artificial tooth) is placed.