Losing a tooth can make you feel self-conscious about your smile. But did you know that it can also lead to bone loss in the jaw over time? That’s why many of our patients consider getting dental implants.
A dental implant exerts pressure on the jawbone, acting as a tooth root. This helps keep the jawbone healthy so you can avoid bone loss and facial collapse in the long term.
Here's what else you need to know about how dental implants affect your appearance.
Avoid Wearing Dentures
There are many ways in which we age. But shrugging off poor teeth as a part of aging can undermine more than your looks.
If you wear dentures for decades, you'll lose bone density in your jaw over time. This can lead to facial collapse, which makes it more uncomfortable to wear dentures. It also makes it more difficult to refit dentures.
Even well-fitting dentures will slip on occasion, especially if you sneeze or cough. But you can discreetly correct this by biting down and swallowing. This will help shift your dentures back in place.
If you choose dental implants, you'd never have to worry about slipping dentures. Your dentist will embed the dental implant in your jawbone. This provides the ultimate stability while you eat, smile, and talk.
Prevent Facial Collapse
Your body is pretty smart and resourceful. As soon as you lose a tooth, your body will start to absorb the minerals in your jaw to use elsewhere. The only problem is that this can lead to health complications, such as bone loss in the jaw and facial collapse.
Facial collapse not only changes the shape of your face but makes you look older. The good news is that we can help prevent jawbone deterioration with dental implants.
It’s never too late to improve your oral health! If you’ve already lost jawbone tissue, ask your dentist if you’re a candidate for a. That way, you’ll have enough jawbone tissue to stabilize your dental implants.
Protect Remaining Teeth
Have you lost teeth due to aging, injury, or illness? If so, call us today to set up a consultation with one of our dentists. They can help you restore your oral health and achieve your smile goals.
Dental implants can help you look years younger by filling the gaps in your smile. Dental implants also help support any remaining teeth.
It's important that you replace a tooth as soon as possible. Otherwise, any adjacent teeth may tilt toward the open space, loosen, and fall out.
Dental implantsso you can look and feel your best.
Smile with Confidence
Dental implants look and feel like natural teeth. This can make a world of difference to someone who's struggled with low self-esteem due to tooth loss.
A beautiful smile will also help you feel more confident when meeting people for the first time.
You owe it to yourself to show the world the best side of you.
Request an Appointment With Us
Ready to learn if you're a candidate for dental implants? Then it's time to schedule an appointment with one of our dentists in Ann Arbor, MI. They'd be more than happy to help you explore your tooth replacement options.
This blog post has been updated.