Wouldn’t you like to turn back the clock?

Does it seem like the hands of time are starting to have an impact everywhere – on your face – even your teeth? Have you noticed any drooping around your lips or jaw area? Are you beginning to regret the discoloration of your teeth caused by all those years of drinking coffee in the morning, followed by pleasant sips of red wine in the evening?

So, wouldn’t you like to turn back the clock? Cosmetic dentistry can reverse some of these effects and make you look younger in the process.

How can teeth make you look older?

Your teeth create a shelf-like foundation to provide lift and support for your lips and cheeks. As we age, so do our teeth. Years of chewing and biting can grind them down little by little. This can make them considerably shorter than they used to be.

When our teeth lose length and density, there is less of a foundation to support our facial structure. Eventually, this makes our lips, cheeks and jaw line start to cave inward and begin to lose shape.

It doesn’t help that the enamel on our teeth begins to wear thin over the years as well. This causes our teeth to take on a grayish tinge, but it isn’t just the color that is a problem. Once your teeth begin to lose enamel, they also become more porous. This makes them more sensitive and at greater risk for decay.

How can cosmetic dentistry make me look younger?

Santa Monica cosmetic dentist Dr. Ana Brightleaf may not be a magician, but you might think she is when you see how much her cosmetic dental treatments can refresh and improve your overall look.

  • Custom-crafted porcelain veneers add a natural-looking layer of protection over enamel-thin and greying teeth to give you a whiter, brighter smile.
  • Dental bonding is often used on aging teeth to fill in any ridges, add density and restore the length to its former glory. This increases support and helps to prevent further sagging around your lips and jaw area.
  • Professional teeth whitening may be all you need to regain a youthful, bright smile.
  • Dental implants are a permanent, beautiful solution to missing teeth.
  • Dental crowns can repair the smile assassins – broken or badly decayed teeth

Why not get started?

Dr. Brightleaf strives to find the best dental solutions for her patients to provide them with a better quality of life.