June 7, 2022
If you’re considering dental implants, you may be focused on things like smile restoration or improved meals and conversations. After all, those represent the treatment’s most practical, tangible benefits. However, did you know implants reverse aged appearances too? It’s true — once they fill the gaps in your mouth, these replacement teeth can make you seem quite younger!
To help you learn more, here’s a summary of three ways dental implants bring back youthful looks.
They Reverse Dental Wear & Tear
Over time, teeth begin to wear down from long usage. Sugary products gradually erode enamel, while hard foods can cause chips and cracks. Furthermore, stains that replace a tooth’s original white with yellowy-brown colors can accumulate. All together, these can make your smile appear old and worn out.
In this situation, it’s sometimes preferable to have affected teeth extracted and replaced with implants. The latter are durable and unlikely to chip, not to mention stain-resistant. They also come with natural-looking white crowns. Consequently, they give your mouth nice teeth that convey a youthful impression.
They Prevent Tooth Loss
The gaps left by tooth loss make you seem older than your age. Even worse, your other teeth will tilt toward them and eventually fall out. Left untreated, this process will result in an elderly exterior.
Dental implants keep this outcome from happening. By filling in the sockets, they keep surrounding teeth in their place, thus preventing further problems and stemming the aging process.
They Give You a Fuller Face
Tooth gaps age your face in themselves and contribute to sunken cheeks. Without teeth anchored to the jaw by sockets, bone loss occurs. As the jaw contributes a lot to facial structure, having less jawbone will make your face gaunt.
Dentists can use implants to restore the integrity of your face. The replacement teeth act just like your old ones by providing natural facial support. Remember that you may need a bone graft to ensure you’re suitable for the implant procedure.
Dental implants are best known for letting you smile, talk, and eat with confidence. Still, remember the effects above and talk to your dentist to see if treatment could take years off your face!
About the Author
Dr. Joe Kern is a dentist based in Grafton, ND, having earned his DDS from The Ohio State University. For twenty-two years, he’s provided patients with superior dental care in a comfortable, state-of-the-art facility. He and his team offer preventive, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry informed by the latest techniques and technologies. He currently practices at Kern Family Dentistry and can be reached at his website or by phone at (701)-352-2013.
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