Dentures: Facts, Figures and Friendly Advice for Seniors

Dentures: Facts, Figures and Friendly Advice for Seniors

Four cosmetic dentistry procedures to consider

Herman Kim

How happy are you with the way your smile looks? A great smile can go a long way to help to strengthen your self-esteem and provide you with much-needed confidence in a range of social situations. Your general dentist can help you maintain good oral health, fill cavities and help you avoid problems with your teeth and gums, but if you really want a fantastic smile, then there are lots of ways that a cosmetic dentist could more effectively help you. Here are four cosmetic dentistry procedures that you could consider to ensure that your teeth stay looking the best they possibly can.

Teeth whitening

Teeth whitening is one of the easiest forms of cosmetic dentistry as well as being one of the most widely used. By applying a bleaching or whitening solution to your teeth, your cosmetic dentist will be able to lighten your teeth. The procedure can be repeated multiple times to help them reach a shade that could be even lighter than your natural tooth colour. Why settle for stained or dull teeth when lightening them is such an easy thing to do?

Composite bonding

If the problems with your teeth are only minor, then you could consider using composite bonding. Bonding is one of the most basic forms of cosmetic dentistry. It is used in the repair of chipped or decayed teeth. After removing the decayed or damaged part of your tooth, the dentist is then able to apply the composite onto the surface of the tooth and reshape the tooth back into the correct appearance. Talk to your local cosmetic dentistry practitioner to find out if composite bonding is the right solution for your teeth.

Dental implants

Perhaps instead of having dull teeth your jaw actually has unsightly gaps where teeth are missing? Dental implants are a popular way to replace missing teeth. A screw is inserted into your jawbone. Once the screw has been fused in place it is covered with a crown that looks exactly like one of your existing teeth, providing you with the appearance of a mouth full of perfect teeth.

Dental veneers

If you are suffering from crooked teeth or cracked enamel, then a simple way to fix the problem is with dental veneers. Veneers are a straightforward cosmetic dentistry procedure. They can be applied to cover gaps between teeth, reshape crooked teeth or hide cracked enamel. Since dental veneers are created individually for each patient they have an appearance which perfectly matches your real teeth.



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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!