While stained, chipped or long teeth detract from a smile, these flaws can also add years to one’s appearance.
When gums recede, often from over-zealous brushing or even periodontal disease, teeth look longer. In many cases, a portion of the tooth root is visible, which is darker and indented. Long teeth can also occur when the tooth above or below is missing or broken. When teeth do not have an upper or lower ‘neighbor’ to help hold it in position, the tooth will elongate.
Stained teeth can be the result of consuming red wine, coffee, dark colas or smoking over time. Some deep staining can occur from medications the patient has consumed or their mother took during pregnancy. Varying tooth discolorations can occur from a ‘patchwork’ of dentistry. This often includes old crowns or bridges made from non-porcelain materials mixed in with stained teeth.
Broken or chipped teeth may be the result of an improper bite, which can lead to night-time clenching or grinding. For those who play contact sports, failure to wear a mouthguard can also result in broken teeth.
If you feel your smile is aging you beyond your actual years, there are many options in today’s dentistry that create an exceptional appearance, longevity, natural look, and are affordable. We provide a free consultation for adults who want to improve the health and appearance of their smile. Just call toll free 1-866-9-Smiles to arrange yours! You could be smiling away the years in just one or two appointments!