Dental veneers offer many benefits for the young. Having whiter, straighter teeth can help your career, making you more likely to get hired and more likely to be offered a higher salary. Plus, a beautiful smile is something both sexes report looking for in a potential romantic partner. 

However, Rancho Mirage cosmetic dentist Dr. Rod Strober also works with many people who decide to get veneers after retirement. It turns out that veneers offer many benefits for these people, too. 

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Brighten Discolored Teeth

Many people in retirement find that their teeth bear the signs of decades spent drinking coffee at the office. They want to erase those marks and enjoy a bright, beautiful smile. 

Some of those seeking veneers to whiten their smile have been trying teeth whitening for years, if not decades. They’re likely fed up with the limitations of teeth whitening: short-term results that might not be as white as they want. With teeth whitening, you have to whiten often to keep your teeth bright, and your teeth can only get as bright as your natural enamel allows. 

With veneers, you can enjoy a bright smile for a decade or more with no more significant treatment than brushing your teeth. Also, veneers let your teeth get as white as you want. You’re not limited by discolored or thinned enamel or the fact that the interior of your tooth might be changing color. 

If you want to brighten your smile without traditional veneers, Rancho Mirage cosmetic dentist, Dr. Strober offers BioClear. This composite veneer doesn’t require we prepare your teeth by removing enamel, they attach directly to your teeth with little preparation. 

Repairing Worn Teeth

If you had a high-pressure job, you might have spent much of your time clenching and grinding your teeth. This can wear your teeth down. The result can be short teeth that barely show when you smile, if at all. Your teeth can also look unattractive as an inner layer of the teeth, called the dentin, might show through, revealing a yellow, gray, or brown color. 

Veneers can build your teeth back up. They can restore their length as well as their youthful shape and proportions. Veneers will also cover any exposed dentin from grinding your teeth. This might give you more than a cosmetic boost, it can sometimes reduce tooth sensitivity. 

Making Sure All Your Teeth Match

In addition to teeth grinding, your teeth have had to hold up despite cavities, chipping, cracking, and more. You might have multiple restorations on your teeth that are visible when you smile. Perhaps you have a crown or two. Maybe it’s just a few dental fillings. Over time, your teeth and/or restorations might change color. Although they matched in the past, they might be different colors now. And, of course, there’s the issue of old metal amalgam fillings, which not only turn black themselves but can darken your entire tooth. 

Veneers are a great way to achieve a smile that matches completely. If you have restorations that are in good shape, Rancho Mirage cosmetic dentist Dr. Strober can match your new veneers to those restorations, covering discolored teeth. On the other hand, if your teeth and restorations are all discolored, Dr. Strober might recommend a full new set of veneers with new crowns replacing the old ones since you can’t transition from crowns to veneers. 

It’s Time to Invest in Yourself

Another reason people choose to get dental veneers at retirement is simply that they now have the time and money to invest in themselves. After putting kids through college and sacrificing for their spouse, it’s time to prioritize something they’ve always wanted to do for themselves. 

Maybe you’re unhappy with your smile for one of the reasons above, but perhaps it’s something you’ve dealt with for far longer, such as crooked teeth or a gap between them. No matter the specific cause, you might feel that now is the time for you to have a beautiful new smile. 

Rancho Mirage cosmetic dentist Dr. Strober can help you evaluate your current smile and decide whether veneers are the right choice for achieving your smile goals. 

Look as Young as You Feel

You may have given many years to your career, but it might feel like not that much time has passed, and certainly, you might not feel you’re as old as your teeth might suggest. Dental veneers give you a powerful tool for turning back the clock on your apparent age. Brightening your smile, building your teeth back up, and eliminating mismatched teeth can all help you look years, even decades, younger. 

New Teeth for a New Start

Although your younger years are behind you, it doesn’t mean your best times are past. Many more adventures are waiting for you out there. If you want to face them with a smile, now might be a good time to ensure that smile is beautiful and healthy. 

A beautiful smile is a great introduction, whether you are looking for new love or just want to make friends everywhere you go. Dental veneers can give you a smile that will make an amazing first impression and create lasting memories in the people you meet. 

Get Dental Veneers in Rancho Mirage

Are you unhappy with your smile? Don’t suffer with an unattractive smile for even another day. Instead, let Rancho Mirage cosmetic dentist Dr. Rod Strober help you get a smile you’ll love and be happy to show. 

To learn how veneers can help you enjoy the best smile you’ve ever had, please call (760) 832-7915 or use our online form to request an appointment at Country Club Dentistry, located near the Rancho Mirage Country Club.