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Teeth and Aging

As you age, your teeth will change in ways both subtle and dramatic. This is a natural effect of the aging process. Fortunately, our experienced cosmetic dentists will be able to help you maintain healthy teeth as you get older. We offer a number of procedures for our patients in the Washington DC metro area that can keep your teeth sound and attractive.

One of the more common dental issues associated with aging is a loss of tooth enamel. Your tooth enamel is the hardest part of your body, and it protects the weaker, more sensitive interior of your teeth. If you’ve lost tooth enamel, our cosmetic dentists can treat the problem with dental bonding to protect your teeth.

If the enamel loss is particularly severe, a crown might be appropriate.

As you age, your gums may recede, producing a gummy, unattractive smile. Besides the cosmetic issues, exposed, enlarged gums present a health issue as well. Our cosmetic dentists offer gum re-shaping, which is a procedure that uses a laser to gently, painlessly change the shape of your gum line and eliminate that gummy look.

Aging patients are also uniquely vulnerable to tooth loss. If this happens to you, our cosmetic dentists can offer safe and sturdy dental implants to replace the missing teeth and restore a natural-looking smile.

If you’re looking for a skilled cosmetic dentist in the Washington DC area, please contact the Washington Center for Dentistry today for a free consultation.