Is there a Perfect Age for Cosmetic Dentistry?

Dentists Serving Patients in Sarasota, Venice, Bradenton & Nearby Areas of Florida

Do you have questions about the right cosmetic dentistry treatment for you? We can answer those questions at The Smile Centre in Venice or Sarasota FL.Today, healthy Americans generally live well into their 80s, 90s and sometimes even longer. That’s a dramatic shift from a century ago, when life expectancy in the United States hovered at around age 50.

Now that people just like you are living longer, healthier lives in Venice, Sarasota and nationwide, their teeth, gums and smiles also need to be lasting, functional, strong and attractive. Besides the practical necessities of needing to eat and speak freely, no other single characteristic works as hard to amplify youthful beauty as an attractive, well-cared-for smile.

When you have questions about which age might be ideal for a particular cosmetic dentistry procedure, please contact The Smile Centre in Venice or Sarasota, Florida to schedule your appointment with one of our skilled, experienced dentists. You can reach our cosmetic dentistry practice online or dial (941) 351-4468 in Sarasota or (941) 497-5451 in Venice.

You’re Never Too Old or Too Young for a Great Smile

Cosmetic and restorative dentistry have come a long since the days when dentists placed pebbles or wood in a patient’s mouth to serve in the place of missing teeth.

With today's advanced dentistry technology, the patients we care for at The Smile Centre in Venice and Sarasota boast smiles that look and function well throughout the ages and stages of their lives.

Here are some of the popular cosmetic dentistry treatments we perform along with information about their relevant age requirements.

Teeth Whitening: A variety of things can impact how bright your teeth remains throughout your life. The older you grow, the more probable it becomes that a lifestyle or health issue will affect the vibrancy of your smile. Common causes of tooth discoloration include:

  • Certain prescriptions
  • Select food and drinks
  • Smoking and chewing tobacco

Patients who are not of adult age are deemed too young for professional teeth whitening because the teeth must be fully mature for this procedure. However adults of any age see gorgeous aesthetic results from professional teeth whitening performed by a trained cosmetic dentist.

Porcelain Veneers: Dark, stubborn tooth stains sometimes fail to respond to teeth whitening alone. In this case, our cosmetic dentists at The Smile Centre can address deep staining, along with physical flaws such as mismatched tooth shape or size, with porcelain veneers. A veneer goes directly on top of a patient’s original teeth to provide an instant smile update. Adults of any age can be excellent candidates for porcelain veneers.

Dental Bonding: This procedure is ideal for addressing chipped teeth, for smoothing away rough spots on teeth, and diminishing the look of staggered teeth. It is suitable for patients of any age.

Porcelain Crowns: A crown, or "cap," tends to be a solution for adults who have seriously damaged or missing teeth. In less common cases, children with severe tooth decay also may receive crowns to prevent further damage.

Dental Implants: Implants are the most lasting fix that our cosmetic dentists can provide for people with cracked or missing teeth. Dental implants are the nearest match to a patient's natural teeth, and can forever change the way someone eats, speaks and smiles. However, this solution requires that a patient's jaw is fully-grown. Children and teenagers are often not good candidates for dental implants; however there is no upper age limit for this procedure.

Call The Smile Centre Today

When you have questions about which age might be ideal for a particular cosmetic dentistry procedure, please contact The Smile Centre in Venice or Sarasota, Florida to schedule your appointment with one of our skilled, experienced dentists. You can contact our practice online or dial (941) 351-4468 in Sarasota or (941) 497-5451 in Venice.