An aging appearance is something few of us can hide and none of us can avoid. As wrinkles develop and the skin loses elasticity, many people turn to expensive products and facial injectables in attempts to turn back time. While these treatments may be effective, they offer temporary results at a high price. Many people are surprised to learn that they can look – and even feel – up to ten years younger by improving just one facial feature: their smile.
The simplest and most inexpensive way to improve your smile is with teeth whitening. Whitening the smile erases the evidence of years of daily coffee drinking and the perpetual yellowing that only occurs with the passing of time. Zoom! teeth whitening treatment can provide an immediate fix (in a two-hour visit), while teeth whitening trays provide results after a couple of weeks of consistent use. With a whiter smile, you will look younger and feel more confident in your own skin.
Not many people are aware that tooth loss ages the appearance in more ways than one. Not only are missing teeth very noticeable, but they also can impact the way your face is shaped over time. When a tooth is lost, the underlying jawbone begins to deteriorate because it is not stimulated by the consistent chewing motion. As the bone recedes, so does the shape of the jaw. The result is a poorly defined jawline and less facial volume to fill out impending wrinkles. One or more dental implants that are the correct size, shape, contour, and color for the patient will provide a natural look that restores not only the patient’s smile but their confidence as well.
Teeth that are crooked or too long or short can make you appear older and can also impact your speech and oral health. Porcelain veneers are the quickest solution to any type of malocclusion. The thin, tooth-colored sheets of porcelain are applied to one or more front teeth to correct virtually any imperfection. In fact, porcelain veneers are one of the best dental treatments to provide a total smile makeover because they can do what many other treatments can achieve but only require one procedure. Gaps, cracks, chips, discolorations, and crooked teeth can all be restored with porcelain veneers in just a couple of visits to Dr. Fiss’ office.
Dr. Fiss can help you look years younger with the dental treatments he offers at his Chicago practice. If you are interested in a total smile makeover, please schedule a consultation by calling (312) 951-5230 today. For your convenience, you may also fill out our online contact form.