Can Dental Implants Change Your Face?
Losing teeth can cause health problems and frustration, but did you know that tooth loss also affects your facial structure and can cause premature aging? Your jawbone and teeth support the muscles and tissues of your face. When you lose teeth, their support diminishes and can create a sunken appearance, making you appear older than you are. We have all seen our grandparents or parents without their dentures in and the lower portion of their faces are considerably smaller and misshapen.
Dental implants are one of the most effective tooth replacement options available and the only option that retains your bone structure and helps to prevent future bone loss. Because dental implants mimic your natural teeth and we surgically implant them into your jawbone, they help maintain the same dependent relationship your teeth and jawbone share.
By replacing your teeth, providing support to your facial structure, and allowing for a nutritionally diverse diet, dental implants can help you appear younger and healthier than bridges or partials in the long term.
Dental implant materials and techniques have improved dramatically over the last two decades, creating much more successful and long lasting implants. Surgical implant procedures are more common than ever. At Lifestyle Dental Group, our doctors perform thousands of dental implant procedures each year, improving the health and appearance of our patients.
Many people believe implant procedures are complex or time consuming, but with today’s streamlined techniques, you can have dental implants in less time than you might have imagined. Recovery is fast and most patients heal without incident.
If you are considering dental implants, contact us for a consultation. We can provide you with valuable information and possible treatment options to suit your needs. Do you have a story about how dental implants improved someone’s appearance? Tell us about it on Facebook or share this article with someone who is considering dental implants as a tooth replacement option.