For a child, missing teeth are cute. It’s a sign that you’re growing up and it’s a great opportunity to try and catch a gloss of the tooth fairy. For an adult on the other hand, missing teeth just make you look old and unattractive. Missing teeth can also make you feel old, and that’s not just your imagination.
Tooth loss can clinically speed up the aging process because it contributes to bone loss in the jaw, a loss of fullness in your face, and a change in the contours of your lips. It’s also a dental condition that can contribute to the disorderly shifting and crowding of your remaining teeth. This can directly affect your diet. Cosmetically, your smile that was once healthy and full has become uneven and incomplete.
You can reclaim your previously youthful and healthy appearance with a simple visit to the office of an implant dentist and implant surgeon. You’ll discover that it’s possible to have a second chance at the smile that you once loved.
Dental implants are the closest available substitute for missing teeth. They can effectively stop the rapid acceleration that makes you look and feel older than you should and can even feel like your original teeth.
The part of the implant that is inserted into the jaw bone is more than an anchor; it is a post that actively stimulates the bone. Just like a real tooth root, that stimulation is what keeps the bone alive and prevents premature deterioration. Besides thicker, healthier bone, you are more likely to retain fuller cheeks and lips.
Above the gum line, the post of the implant will be topped with a life-like dental crown. The crown, in the shape and size of a natural tooth, will make your smile look complete and it will prevent the other teeth from losing their positions.
The domino effect of tooth loss followed by tilting, crooked teeth is a consequence that is hard to correct, though it is easy to prevent. Just one implant is often enough to keep your smile from collapsing.
You may have lost your teeth, but you haven’t lost your youthful personality. Talk to our implant dentists and implant surgeon about reversing the hands of time with dental implants.