Dentures: Facts, Figures and Friendly Advice for Seniors

Dentures: Facts, Figures and Friendly Advice for Seniors

Types Of Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments And Procedures

Herman Kim

Not all dental problems are potentially threatening to your health. However, your teeth and smile play a very important role in your appearance. That is why people with misshapen, discolored or malformed teeth face many self esteem issues. Various cosmetic dental procedures can help to fix your smile, improve your appearance and make your more confident.


Tooth whitening is one of the most common cosmetic dentistry procedures. There are various ways to change the color of the teeth. They include bleaching by the dentist, using laser light and specially formulated gels and toothpastes at home. Teeth can be stained due to excessive fluoride, smoking and some types of foods and drinks. The cause of the staining will determine the best procedure to use during whitening.

Bonding, inlays and fillings

These types of dental treatments are used to repair broken, chipped or decayed teeth. They are very similar in usage but have a few differences. Bonding is used to cover chipped, broken and discolored teeth. The bonding material looks like the enamel of the teeth and is sculptured into the shape on the surface of the tooth. Inlays are also very similar to fillings; the only difference is that inlays are made in the laboratory then fitted to the teeth using adhesive.

Dental implants

If the tooth is too damaged to repair using the above procedures, then dental implants are the next best option. Dental implants are artificial teeth used to replace missing or very damaged teeth. The dental implants are designed to have the same appearance as the rest of your teeth. They help to enhance the smile and give a more youthful appearance. This is because missing teeth cause the face to collapses giving you an older appearance.

Full mouth reconstruction

Sometimes the problems with your teeth can be caused by some functional problems such as bone structure. A dentist can recommend full mouth reconstruction for a better smile when the bone structure, muscles and teeth are all part of the problem.


Braces are also a great way to improve the position and the shape of the teeth. Braces help to align the teeth properly along the jaw and to reduce over-bite and under-bite. There are different types of braces to choose from, including invisalign, which are invisible braces and lingual braces placed on the inner side of the teeth. These braces require regular adjustment in order to change the appearance of the teeth with time.

For more information, contact Identity Dentistry.


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Dentures: Facts, Figures and Friendly Advice for Seniors

I am a senior who recently began wearing dentures, and before I got them, I spent a lot of time researching types of dentures and alternatives. Now, that I have my dentures and my research is complete, I need something new to fill my time. So, I decided to create a blog. "Why not put what I learned to use?" I thought. In this blog, I hope to share facts and figures about dentures and offer a little friendly advice along the way. Learn how many other Australians wear dentures, explore alternatives to dentures and figure out which options are best for you. Thanks for reading!