What is anti-aging dentistry?
As we age, we notice changes in our face and body. Teeth can also show signs of aging as well. Teeth that are worn down, chipped, yellow or stained can create a negative first impression that telegraphs our maturity. This can cause embarrassment and lowered self-confidence, and may affect us both socially and professionally.
At Soft Touch Dental, Dr. Fakhimi specializes in cosmetic dental procedures that can help restore a smile and create a more youthful appearance. He not only examines your teeth, but also takes into consideration all of your features, your jaw, muscles, lips, and mouth, reversing secondary signs of aging such as wrinkles without resorting to plastic surgery. After treatment, friends, family members and co-workers may compliment you and notice you look different, but they may not be able to pinpoint exactly where the change is coming from.
Restoring youthful, beautiful smiles
Poor oral hygiene, smoking, and genetics can all play a role in the aging of teeth. Many people experience increased sensitivity, teeth yellowing, dry mouth, and other symptoms in the later years of their lives, but luckily there is a way to combat most of these issues.
Anti-aging dentistry procedures we offer include:
- Porcelain veneers
- Porcelain crowns
- Dental implants
- Teeth whitening
Better than injectables
Non-surgical fillers and injectables are commonly used to fight the aging process, but anti-aging dentistry may offer solutions that even fillers cannot provide. For instance, the lips drape over the teeth, and if the underlying foundation is faulty, the lips won’t look healthy and full. If the teeth are cracked, crooked or angled unattractively, the lips will reflect these flaws. Once the teeth are treated, the smile evens out, and the lips plump back to their normal, youthful shape.
Similarly, porcelain veneers can be used to fill out teeth that have narrowed and left gaping holes in the smile. Once the teeth are restored, the mouth and jaw look more youthful and vibrant, and the fine lines and wrinkles surrounding the mouth even out.
Since many metal fillings contain mercury, they can be toxic and potentially cause harm. For people who prefer a safer, more aesthetic solution, there's a number of alternatives. At Soft Touch Dental, we offer porcelain and composite resin fillings that are safe, affordable, and will last without wearing down and cracking.
Metal alternatives, including CEREC crowns, E-Max crowns, Empress CAD crowns and veneers, and Lava crowns, are also available in a number of different shades and can be matched to your teeth precisely. The result is a filling that looks and feels like a natural tooth!
Dr. A. Fakhimi is an expert at removing toxic metal fillings and replacing them with a safer, better-looking option.
Ceramic crowns are a suitable alternative to metal, porcelain and resin crowns, and are often used for the front teeth. A crown may be required if a tooth is broken, weak, or for other cosmetic purposes. Dr. A. Fakhimi offers same-day ceramic crowns at Soft Touch Dental's state-of-the-art office.
How can I get started with anti-aging dentistry?
Dr. Fakhimi is available to answer all your questions before the procedure, and help you decide which filling material is best for your teeth and your budget. Simply schedule a confidential consultation in the privacy and comfort of his San Diego offices. During this initial session, he will examine your teeth, take x-rays, explore your previous dental work, and help create a customized plan of action for reducing the signs of aging in your teeth, mouth, lips and jaw. The doctor can also provide you with access to our library of before and after photography for our anti-aging dentistry clients.
Why choose Soft Touch Dental?
Our kind, caring staff members are part of what makes coming to Soft Touch Dental so enjoyable and stress-free. All of our team members, including dental assistants and hygienists are licensed and experienced, with a wealth of support and knowledge they offer to each client. They are passionate about providing you with the respect, communication and integrity you deserve.
Expert dental care:
With over 20 years of providing San Diego’s residents with expert dental care, Dr. Fakhimi continues to evolve and challenge himself to stay current with the latest groundbreaking trends in the industry. He brings these innovative solutions to his clients as they become available, and is deeply dedicated to improving his patients’ cosmetic appearances as well as their overall health and well-being.
Our clinic is among the most well-equipped facilities in the area, offering innovative, cutting edge equipment and technology in a safe, soothing setting that adheres to the highest standards of safety and cleanliness. We are accessible from all parts of San Diego, whether you are traveling by public transportation or via the 105/40.