Oh, if only the fountain of youth were a real thing. Tales of such a fountain have prevailed for centuries, and if it were real, one can only imagine that adults of all ages would flock to its waters to bathe and reap the benefits. However, the reality is that no fountain of youth exists, and it is up to us and our habits to stay healthy, fit, and youthful. But what if your dentist had some tricks up their sleeves to help you look young and vibrant? Wouldn’t you want in on the secret? At Barr & Diachenko, we think the answer is a resounding “yes.” So read on for more details!

Look Young and Feel Vibrant with these Cosmetic Dental Solutions

There are many things we can do to look young and emulate vibrant health. We can exercise daily, make sure that we watch what we eat, and maintain the right amount of healthy fruits and vegetables. We can take care of our skin by applying a moisturizer (yes, this is for men too) and wearing sunscreen when exposed to the sun. Finally, we can take vitamins and supplements to fill any gaps in our nutrition.

Tooth Problems that Make You Look and Feel Older

As we age, just as with the rest of our bodies, our teeth and gums can feel the impact. In particular, with each passing year, we are more likely to experience one of these dental problems:

  • Gum disease.
  • Dry mouth.
  • Tooth decay.
  • Yellow/stained teeth.
  • Missing/chipped teeth.

But there’s plenty you can do to keep your teeth and gums in great shape. It all starts, of course, by following a daily dental routine that includes brushing twice per day, flossing at least once per day, and rinsing with a fluoridated mouthwash. Getting in to see your dentist for an oral examination and dental cleaning every six months helps too. And when a regular dental cleaning isn’t enough, your dentist might suggest a deep cleaning. This dental procedure gets below the gum line to take care of hard-to-reach spots like your roots and those pockets at the base of your tooth. This process helps to remove tartar that can build up around the exterior and roots of your teeth. When left unchecked, tartar can cause serious bacterial infections, leading to gum disease.

What do we do about our smile, however, when it no longer feels so youthful despite our best efforts? After all, our smiles tell quite a story about who we are, and smiles sure do leave a lasting impression. Read on to learn 4 ways that your cosmetic dentist in Millennium Park can help with teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, porcelain crowns, and more to help your professional image or help your smile look young and vibrant again.

1. Porcelain veneers

Porcelain veneers are a trendy choice for those looking to receive a smile makeover, and there should be no surprise as to why. This cosmetic treatment makes a big difference in the appearance of your teeth. So if you have crooked teeth, chipped teeth, gaps in your teeth, or even dull or stained teeth, veneers can provide you with a straight, youthful, vibrant, and brilliant smile that will enhance your look and your self-esteem too.

2. Same day ceramic (CEREC) crowns

Dental crowns have long been used to protect, cover, and restore the shape of your teeth when fillings don’t quite do the trick. Dental crowns are made out of metals, porcelain, resin, and ceramics and don’t typically require special care other than regular good oral hygiene. Porcelain crowns, in particular, erase years of wear and tear, restore chipped teeth, correct broken teeth or gaps in teeth, and more.

Drs. Barr and Diachenko remove any tooth decay, then use a tooth-like crown made of porcelain to restore your tooth. And when a porcelain crown isn’t right for you, CEREC same day crowns are a great option too. With a CEREC crown, you can get in and out of the dental chair with your new crown in place, all in one day. This means you can get back to your personal and professional life faster and can feel younger and more vibrant in just a few short hours.

3. Tooth whitening

One of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments that we do at Barr & Diachenko is tooth whitening. After all, we know that teeth start to yellow and dull as the years go by. So, it is only natural to want to restore those white teeth of yesteryear. For a brighter, whiter, and more youthful smile, we offer the KöR Whitening Deep Bleaching system. This in-office procedure is fast and will help you regain the smile you had years ago. The process is simple. All you have to do is sit back, relax, and daydream about your brighter smile while we do all the work.

Of course, we know that time away from work can be challenging to get these days. For this reason, the KöR Whitening Deep Bleaching system is available for you to take home. This do-it-yourself process is completed in just two weeks, and the magic happens while you are sleeping. Unlike other whitening trays, the KöR system’s comfortable trays retain the bleaching gel sealed close to your teeth. This method prevents leaks from getting into your mouth. Whichever tooth-whitening option you choose, Drs. Barr and Diachenko will be sure to help you with a system that will make that smile feel younger and more vibrant.

4. Dental implants

Dental implants are a great solution for those suffering from missing teeth or ill-fitting dentures. And in reality, dental implants can be an extraordinarily effective dental restoration that lasts a lifetime. Implants are highly effective and closely mimic your natural bite, serving as a substitute for tooth roots. In addition, restorations with dental implants eliminate slipping, loose, wobbly dentures, promote bone retention, and best of all, they look, feel, and function like natural teeth. But even better, dental implants will make you look and feel young and vibrant again, which we know is important to you and your professional image.

Barr & Diachenko are professionals who serve professionals.

At Barr & Diachenko, we know how important your professional image is to you. After all, our professional image is important to us too. We also know that your smile, and your personality, is one-of-a-kind. If you are in the Chicagoland area, we want to help you treat your mouth and smile right. So, entrust its care to us and let us show you why so many others have found us to be the best dentists in Chicago. We’re expert dental practitioners with the latest and greatest technological tools and techniques, all designed to give you a healthy, young, and vibrant smile.

If you are ready to see how we can help you improve your smile and help you feel younger and more vibrant again, be sure to request an appointment. We look forward to meeting you.