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Revamping the Middle-Aged Smile

Is middle-age chasing you down? Have your years done a number on your smile?

As you age, it’s common to see signs of yellowing – and no amount of whitening treatments can truly make a dent. You may have old fillings that are wearing out, molars that are breaking, bad breath – it all adds up to an unattractive smile, and an I-don’t-feel-great-about-myself feeling.

Maybe you’ve considered your options for dental repairs and thought, “I don’t have time to go back for one visit after another to replace all of my broken teeth and old fillings. I’d rather have something that can be done in just a few short visits and will last a long time.” Well, you can.

Instead of doling out cash for a flashy little sports car (which, let’s face it, kind of screams “mid-life crisis!”), invest in something that will really last, require less maintenance, and actually make you look younger: a smile makeover.

There are several options to explore: porcelain veneers or porcelain bridges and crowns can repair chipped, dark, discolored, or unevenly spaced teeth, and dental implants provide you with a permanent set of new teeth by eliminating any missing, loose, or badly damaged teeth.

We also know that just because you’re all “grown up,” that doesn’t mean you don’t still harbor some fears about the dentist. For patients who have a hard time dealing with the thought of sitting in a dentist’s chair for too long, we offer sedation dentistry options to ease your anxiety.

With middle age comes receding hairlines, waistlines that aren’t quite as small as they used to be, loss of muscle definition… while some of these physical characteristics can be a challenge to reverse, a smile makeover can alter your appearance quickly and easily.