Guest post by Dr. Gary Silverstrom, DDS
Did you know a brighter, straighter, fuller smile can make you appear five to ten years younger? As women and men constantly look for the next best method to turn back time on their visage, anti-aging dentistry is gaining momentum as the new non-invasive answer.
Anti-aging dentistry offers clients a more natural, cost-effective option than Botox or plastic surgery by changing the teeth to reverse the effects of aging on the face. This process is called “smile lifts”. The poor state of teeth can decrease the volume in your face, create thinner-looking lips, and change your bite. As you age, your teeth shift, yellow, and even fall out. All of these issues create an aged appearance because teeth support the lower third of the face. The solution: porcelain veneers, replacement of teeth, and whitening. Changing the position of the teeth creates a newly supportive environment for the upper lip. Here’s how we do this at The Silverstrom Group:
Porcelain veneers: These are custom-made shells that are bonded to the front surfaces of teeth to conceal cracks, chips, discoloration, gaps between teeth, and other aesthetic flaws. The shape, length, and width of the teeth can be altered to better complement facial features. This “smile lift” through new veneers builds out the contours of the back teeth to support the cheeks; thereby restoring youth and vitality.
Replacement teeth: Over time, if missing teeth are not replaced, the underlying bone and gum tissues (no longer needed for their intended purpose) fall into disuse and begin to degrade. Meanwhile, the remaining teeth respond by drifting out of their ideal position toward the vacant space. As a result, the bite weakens and the face begins to sag, leading to a sunken appearance. New teeth with titanium dental implants are sturdy and re-establish a healthy environment.
Whitening: We offer two outstanding solutions: the revolutionary Zoom!® teeth whitening system and the remarkably effective KöR Whitening Deep Bleaching™ System. Teeth brighten up to 10 shades in under an hour with the in-office Zoom!® teeth whitening system or up to sixteen shades with the KöR Whitening Deep Bleaching™ System. We also provide custom-made whitening trays as part of a take-home teeth-whitening kit.
For three decades, the Silverstrom name has been associated with the best that dentistry has to offer. Voted Best Dentist in Essex County, Dr. Gary Silverstrom runs the award-winning Silverstrom Group with his father Dr. David Silverstrom. Services include restorative, cosmetic, and preventative care in a state-of-the-art, spa-like facility based in Livingston, NJ. Dr. Gary’s expertise includes anti-aging dentistry, using lasers for soft and hard tissue treatments, and crafting custom, single-visit restorations using 3-D technology. To learn more, go to http://www.ReadyToSmile.com.