In Praise of Progression – Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry Houston, TXLife is all about progression. We’ve advanced in so many ways just in the last century that it’s hard to imagine how far we’ve come over hundreds of years. We may praise the progression of technology in terms of how we can entertain ourselves and work more efficiently than previous generations, but even dentistry has progressed in some very impressive ways.

The Spotless Smile

Who doesn’t love the idea of having a spotless smile? Up until recent decades, this was quite the wish. In fact, it wasn’t until the 19th century when metal dental fillings became the norm. It wasn’t as though there wasn’t such a thing as tooth decay before that time, nor that humankind didn’t try to address this problem as soundly as possible. Human remains dating back thousands of years indicates that there were techniques to “drill out” decay, at the very least. In some instances, evidence reveals the use of substances like beeswax to fill cavities. We’ve certainly come a long way.

Patients of Royal Dental in the Houston area and in Sugar Land, Humble, and other vicinities can maintain a spotless smile through our use of a tooth-colored composite dental material. The absence of metal makes these restorations both aesthetically pleasing and kinder to tooth structure.

The Fully Restored Smile

Tooth loss has been a problem since the beginning of humankind. We have learned from ancient physical evidence that there were civilizations in which tooth replacement was attempted. At first, shells were inserted into empty spaces (ouch!). Then, many centuries later, dentures became the norm for full restoration. Today, we have the skills and technology that take us beyond tooth replacement and squarely into reconstruction.

The new standard in treating tooth loss is to reinstate the foundation first, then rebuild on that. This is accomplished by placing surgical-grade titanium posts into the jawbone and allowing the bone to grow around them. This integration into bone stabilizes posts to recreate a root system. Once implants are securely held by bone, lifelike restorations such as crowns or dentures can be affixed.

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It is interesting to look back and see how spot-on early civilizations were in their approach to dental repairs. Still, we are incredibly happy to be where we are today. To schedule a consultation with one of our modern dental offices, call (713) 330-7700.

An Aging Smile Can Still be Beautiful

Cosmetic Dentistry Houston, TXIf we have learned anything by watching history unfold, it is that humans enjoy the beauty. We like to observe art and nature, and we especially like the idea of maintaining personal beauty for as long as we can. The very process of aging has changed significantly over the years precisely because of this desire to look and feel our best. While a lot of the marketing these days is targeting the Millennial generation and even the Gen X’ers, there remains a great deal of interest among Baby Boomers to look good. We think we know why.

What’s in a Number?

Have you looked at Jane Fonda lately? The nearly 80-year-old looks as young as many 50-year-olds, and doesn’t seem to be caught up by the number of candles on her birthday cake. Celebrity status aside, Ms. Fonda is a shining example of what is possible past “retirement age.” She is not alone, either; not by a long shot.

Retirement, for the Baby Boomer generation, is a concept that has become rather blurred. Relatively few men and women hang up their hats for good before the age of 70. In fact, part of the reason that cosmetic procedures are performed in high numbers is that the older generation wants to stay competitive with younger workers alongside whom they are applying and interviewing for jobs.

Another aspect of aging that has changed, or at least is getting more attention, is socialization. More specifically, romantic interaction. There is no “end-date” on when an older adult may stop dating or may lose interest in wanting to feel attractive, for that matter.

It is important to remember that a healthy, radiant smile is what makes a great first impression, regardless of the circumstances in which we meet. Treatments such as porcelain veneers or crowns, dentures, dental implants, and teeth whitening are all beneficial for maintaining an attractive smile. Royal Dental provides friendly, professional care to patients at every stage of life. Our offices span the Houston area and serve individuals and families from Pearland, Sugar Land, Humble, and surrounding areas.

Contact an office near you to see how we can help you keep your smile in tip-top shape.

Manage your Finest Asset with Cosmetic Dental Care

cosmetic dentistry houston tx | Royal Dental USAAs a central feature on the face, the smile is a significant representation of our personality. Research has demonstrated the immense value of attractive teeth. More than affecting biting and chewing abilities, teeth are also now regarded as an important asset to professional and personal success. This is because people judge character traits, in part, solely on appearance. Studies also suggest that consumers realize this value, and that they want to maximize it at every age.

Adults are living longer today, and they are seeking ways to make the most of their extended years. Well past the time when our ancestors were considered elderly, today’s adult is maintaining an active lifestyle, and an active interest in looking and feeling young. This is demonstrated by the number of adults treated with one or more cosmetic dental procedures.

Teeth whitening

Stained enamel is a surefire way to look older. For ages, the color of a person’s teeth was one of the primary ways to assess not only age, but also character. Teeth whitening provides a way to renew a youthful appearance. It can also enhance confidence and affect the perception that others have of you. For instance, studies show that a person with beautifully white teeth is considered more friendly and sincere. Discolored teeth, on the other hand, lend to the appearance of age, as well as poor character traits such as laziness (gasp!). Professional teeth whitening can dramatically boost the brilliancy of enamel in a short period of time and in a cost-effective manner. To learn more about this treatment schedule your visit at a Royal Dental office near you.

Dental veneers

Next to tooth whitening, it is the dental veneer process that is most sought by today’s dental patient. This 2- to 3-visit process can change a minor aspect of the smile, or it can change just about every aspect of the smile. The value of porcelain veneers is demonstrated in way that they mimic natural tooth characteristics. These cosmetic restorations, with proper care, can last for two decades or more.

Your smile is one of your most important assets. We can help you bring out its finest points. Contact us to schedule your consultation for cosmetic dentistry.

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