Cosmetic Dentistry

Am I Too Old for Cosmetic Dentistry?

Jan 16 • 2 minute read

Age can take a toll on the appearance of teeth. Stains, traumatic damage, and normal wear and tear can all contribute to a smile that is a little lackluster. But there is no need to lose heart! Dr. Robert Bryce, an experienced cosmetic dentist in Potomac Falls, believes that everyone, from youngsters to seniors, should love what they see in the mirror. He offers numerous treatments that can help individuals in their golden years to recapture some of their smile’s youthful beauty.

Is There an Upper Age Limit?

Do not conclude that you are “too old” for cosmetic dentistry. Really, candidacy for cosmetic treatments depends largely on the state of your teeth rather than your age. If you have some existing oral health problems, Dr. Bryce will design a plan to address them before you pursue any treatments that are purely cosmetic in nature. Many such restorative treatments, including metal-free crowns and tooth replacement with dental implants or dentures, have inherent cosmetic benefits!

Repairing Worn or Broken Teeth

Your tooth enamel has likely experienced some wear and tear over the years. Depending on the extent of the wear, you may need crowns to both protect the teeth and restore their original beauty. If you have a broken or chipped tooth in the front of your mouth, a porcelain veneer or direct bonding may be able to disguise the chip.


Replacing Old Restorations

Many seniors have old metal-based restorations. For example, until recent years, a dark material known as silver amalgam was often used to treat cavities. You might also have one or more metal crowns. Even if such restorations are still functional, you should feel free to ask Dr. Bryce to replace them with a more natural-looking alternative.


Removing Stains

Over time, habits like drinking coffee and wine can cause the teeth to become discolored. Smoking and certain medications may also lead to stains. Professional teeth whitening services are able to get rid of most types of dental stains, even ones that have been plaguing teeth for years. Or, Dr. Bryce might suggest that you cover the stains with veneers or bonding.

Misaligned Teeth

Crooked teeth are unsightly and can increase your risk of a number of oral health problems. You are not too old for orthodontic treatment! Dr. Bryce is proud to offer ClearCorrect, which uses discreet clear aligners to move the teeth. It is capable of addressing most cases of mild to moderate misalignment. You will not have to worry about traditional metal braces making you feel like you have been transported back to high school.

Cosmetic dentistry is suitable for both the young and young at heart! Dr. Bryce is eager to help you achieve a smile that you can be proud to show off.

More About Dr. Bryce

Dr. Robert Bryce is a general dentist in Potomac Falls. He is one of only a handful of dentists worldwide to have achieved Mastership status with the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. His expertise equips him to help patients of virtually any age to enjoy optimum oral health and beautiful teeth. To learn more about Dr. Bryce and the services he offers, contact us at 571-223-6221.

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