Common Dental Issues Among Middle Aged Patients

If you are between the ages of 40 and 60, chances are that the enamel of your teeth is weakening, and you are becoming concerned. You might be experiencing the following: gum recessions; root exposures in conjunction with sensitivity; stains becoming harder to remove; bite shift, and possibly bite collapse, with increased wear and tear, to name a few.
Worn-out Enamel: Over time, teeth enamel can wear down due to parafunctional habits such as bruxing, grinding, chewing on ice, incorrect bite, or the acid caused by bacteria from leftover foods on the teeth. The result will be dull-looking teeth, cracked teeth, and a worsening bite. You can correct these issues with Veneers, either Porcelain or Dental.

Veneers (porcelain): These become the new outer layer. They will disguise your worn teeth and can give you a cosmetic lift. When crafted by a skilled cosmetic dentist, they are virtually UNDETECTABLE. Dental veneers can chip due to traumatic force, but the advantage is that the shell protects your precious teeth. After a complete bite analysis, one option may be using a night guard as an added insurance to prevent cracks on the porcelain veneers while sleeping. You should treat the porcelain veneers like your teeth and avoid chewing on ice or fingernails. Look at the Before and After pictures of surfaces to get a feel for what’s possible.

Dark Stains and Discolorations: Years of function and wear & tear usually thin out your enamel (the outer layer of your teeth). So the next layer – your darker-colored dentin – fills in, revealing yellowish-brownish teeth. Combined with extrinsic stains from coffee, tea, and food additives, this adds many unwanted years to your teeth. Whitening is the solution; however, if your colors are intrinsic – tetracycline stains, fluorosis, or deep white spots known as hypo calcification – bleaching teeth will not be effective. In this case, the solution is to mask it with porcelain crowns or veneers.

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Teeth whitening or bleaching: in-office or at home with custom trays, can undoubtedly boost your smile. However, the effect is often only temporary, depending on your habits and the thickness of the remaining enamel. Before teeth whitening, it is imperative to have a thorough checkup to screen for gum recessions, abfractions, sensitive roots, or defective fillings, which can complicate the process and cause extreme discomfort and sensitivity.

Worn-out teeth – Bad Bite: Your teeth may be shifted, and your once-balanced bite is experiencing breakdowns and interferences due to worn-out enamel. For example, your eye teeth are worn, or the edges of your teeth are getting more translucent and weaker, causing rough edges, and cracking. The solution is to have a complete bite analysis and a comprehensive exam with a cosmetic dentistry professional who can discuss your options.

Complete mouth restoration – reconstruction: this is the way to improve and balance your bite and avoid further trauma to your teeth while beautifying your smile and matching your teeth to your lips, skin color, and face. A complete mouth restoration is a comprehensive approach to addressing your cosmetic and oral health needs.

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