Are You a Candidate for Smile Rejuvenation?

Mar 26th, 2012 | By | Category: Dental News, Fresno General Dentistry

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Would you like a new smile?

Do you think that frown lines, jowls, and sunken cheeks are a normal part of aging? Do you think you should either learn to live with your sagging face or consult with a plastic surgeon? If so, you may be surprised to learn that your dentist offers an easy and effective way to turn back the clock in the form of a smile rejuvenation. In many cases, changes in your facial appearance when you age have less to do with your face and more to do with wear and tear on your teeth.

How do my teeth affect my facial appearance?

Teeth naturally wear down with age, and the effects can be even more dramatic if you suffer from bruxism (teeth grinding). If your teeth do not meet properly because of a misaligned bite or poor dental work, you may also experience excessive wear on some of your teeth. When your teeth are worn down, the space between your upper and lower jaw will close in, causing your chin and nose to move closer together. As a result, your lips, cheeks and jaw will change in shape, giving the lower part of your face a saggy or sunken-in appearance.

What dental procedures can rejuvenate my smile?

Dentists will build up your tooth structure so your teeth are the appropriate size and shape. They will also ensure that your teeth meet properly when you bite down. He can employ several methods of restructuring your teeth to not only improve their appearance but also restore their proper functioning:

  • Porcelain veneers. These are thin shells that are placed over the front of your teeth to restore their length, shape, and color.
  • Porcelain crowns. Also known as caps, porcelain crowns completely cover a tooth and are especially beneficial on the back teeth in restoring a proper bite.
  • Dental implants. When a tooth is too worn down or decayed to be saved, Dr. Denes may place an implant to help rejuvenate your smile.

If you’re ready to restore your youthful appearance with a smile rejuvenation, call Drs. Claudia and Alex Denes at (559) 297-1800 to schedule an appointment. Fresno Dental Studio serves patients from Fresno, Clovis, Sanger, Mendota, Orange Cove, Reedley, Selma, and the surrounding areas.

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