Tinley Park Dentist Explains How Smiles Can Change With Age

Written by Dr. Zaibak on Mar 1, 2016

Just as your body and your hair change with age, your smile will also go through changes as the years go on. Many adult patients notice the same types of structural and aesthetic changes with their smiles. Today our Tinley Park dentists are going to review just some of the issues that people often notice, as well as what can be done about these changes.

Smile Color

One of the first things that you may notice is that your smile starts to change in color. Young and fresh enamel is white and bright. As we get older, our enamel can start to look dark, yellow, and generally dull. This happens because dental enamel becomes thinner, and because our enamel accumulates environmental stains over time.

What to do: professional dental whitening treatments lighten natural enamel. Additionally, we can use bonding or LUMINEERS to cover discolored enamel with fresh and white substances.

Dental Damage

Many people find that their enamel becomes weaker and thinner over time. This is due to long-term acid erosion, as well as abrasive substances. As you’d imagine, once your teeth are compromised they are much more susceptible to cracking and chipping.

What to do: if you’re dealing with severe structural damage our dental team may recommend a crown to restore your tooth. We often treat minor more minor dental damage with dental bonding and porcelain LUMINEERS.

Although it can be difficult to complete avoid dental damage that is associated with aging, you definitely don’t have to live with these issues forever. Our Orland Park dentists provide the treatments that you need to restore the health and the appearance of your smile as they various issues pop up.

So, give our dental team a call if you want to learn more about what types of treatments may be able to work for you.