Look younger with San Francisco cosmetic dental treatments
People have been seeking ways to look younger since the days of Herodotus (5th century BC) who wrote about the legendary fountain of youth. Although the fountain was never found, to this day people fight aging through plastic surgeons, dermatologists, and cosmetic formulas.
The attempts to achieve a more youthful appearance can be challenging. Plastic surgery is extremely expensive, most cosmetic treatments provided by dermatologists are temporary and have to be repeated regularly, and over the counter products are generally ineffective.
Fortunately, there is another option. People often overlook a fast and effective method of trimming a few years off their appearance – cosmetic dental treatments.
No matter how healthy the mouth is, and how beautiful the remaining teeth are, the gaps from missing teeth can age the smile. Worse yet, the bone under the gaps can erode, affecting dental health and facial contours. Additionally, the spaces allow the remaining teeth to shift out of alignment, affecting the entire smile.
Dental implants topped with porcelain crowns restore natural beauty, maintain the alignment of the teeth, and help protect facial contours and tooth stability by providing stimulation to the jawbone, which prevents erosion.
The gum tissue naturally recedes with age, this is where the expression “long in the tooth” originated, referring to an aged person or animal. Gum recession ages the smile, and increases the risk of gum disease and decay. Gum grafting and gum contouring can create beautiful pink frames for the teeth for a vibrant, more youthful smile.
When the teeth lose their luster and they become discolored, it can make the smile look old and tired. In-office or at-home teeth whitening can brighten the smile for a younger, healthier appearance.
Tooth enamel can become thin over the years due to wear, and acidic foods and beverages. The dentin underlying tooth enamel has a yellow cast and can make the teeth appear yellow as the enamel thins and the dentin shows through. Porcelain veneers can cover the yellowed teeth, restoring the teeth to a bright, youthful white.
Good oral health is a necessary foundation for an attractive, youthful smile. Periodontal disease, decay, chips, fractures, and misalignment can age the smile dramatically. Dental treatments to correct these conditions can restore oral health and help the smile look young and vital.
Dr. Leo Arellano and his friendly team are experienced in restoring the health, youth, and beauty of many smiles in San Francisco, creating vibrant smiles as bright as the California sunshine. Call 415-881-4343 to schedule an appointment today.