Our teeth age gradually – if we don’t stop and take an objective look at them, it can be tough to spot specific changes. But change they will, and the ultimate result will be a worn smile. Some of the most common aspects of dental aging include:
- Stained or yellow teeth
- Worn, short teeth
- Receding gum line
- Chips, cracks, or breaks
- Crooked, shifting teeth
- Missing teeth
Each of these flaws has an effect on your appearance, your confidence, and your daily happiness. But you don’t have to sit back and watch the damage take hold. Dr. Michael Ricciardi, our Oakwood restorative dentist, offers treatment to rebuild your smile and your health. Don’t let a slow decline take hold of your own grin.
Am I Ready for Restorative Dentistry?
Depending on your mouth, aging takes place at a different rate. You could have accidents that hasten the process, or disease that causes your teeth to be compromised. We will evaluate your oral health and tooth structures, and recommend the best treatment path.
You can’t know definitively whether you’ll benefit from restorative dentistry until you schedule a consultation and speak with a dentist. But there are a few questions you can ask yourself in the meantime, to get a better idea of what you want for your smile:
- Are you unhappy with the appearance of your smile?
- Do you find yourself hiding your teeth when speaking, smiling, or laughing?
- Have your teeth changed noticeably in the last few years?
- Is there disease potentially present in your mouth (i.e., are you experiencing discomfort or noticing something off)?
- Does your smile make you appear older than your age?
Spend some time reflecting on the state of your teeth to learn more about where your head is at – and where you would like your smile to be in the future.