3 Ways Dental Implants Help You Look More Beautiful and Younger

dental officeWhy are dental implants on of your best least invasive, long lasting teeth replacement option? Implants and implant crowns are a good way to preserve the rest of your teeth by filling in the gap, preserve your jaw’s structure, and they look completely natural. Dental implants might be considered cosmetic dentistry by some, but they’re much, much more than that. Here are 3 reasons you can maintain a beautiful, natural looking smile with implant crowns.

Dental Implants Prevent Shifting Teeth

When you lose a tooth, the surrounding teeth eventually move toward the empty space, essentially caving in your smile around the missing tooth. Uneven teeth not only look bad, but they are harder to clean, which can lead to a host of dental problems. A dental implant helps maintain the proper structure of your teeth and improves cleaning ability.

Implants Conserve the Structure Your Jawbone

If a fixed bridge is placed over a missing tooth instead of an implant, the jawbone slowly deteriorates underneath the missing tooth. There is just not enough stimulation to the bone without a tooth root. If you put off dental implants, you may eventually require a bone graft in the future to ensure a strong enough jawbone to support implants down the road.

Implant Crowns Keep Your Smile Looking Beautiful

With missing teeth, your jawbone will deteriorate. This can cause your face to appear sunken in, making you look decades older than you are. People with dentures commonly complain of sunken cheeks and thin lips for this very reason. Your jawbone and gums need the stimulation that a tooth’s root provides – simple as that. Dental implants not only help you maintain a healthy jawbone, but a fuller, younger-looking facial appearance.

Why Dental Implants are So Much Better than Dentures

Whenever you face tooth loss as a result of growing older or other dental issues, most people think of Grandma’s dentures. And while cosmetic dentistry has brought dentures a long way in terms of being effective dental care for lost teeth, they still have their shortcomings. Dentures can be extremely hard on the gums, and they don’t do much to stabilize the gum line. This can cause that slack-jaw effect. Fortunately, that doesn’t have to be you.

Dental implants will actually fuse to your jawbone. This helps you maintain a firm, stronger jawline that is very similar to your natural teeth. Your jawbone remains firm, strong, and vital. Implant crowns much more closely resemble your natural teeth. That is why our Cincinnati office usually recommends dental implants as a cosmetic dentistry procedure.

Comprehensive Cosmetic Dentistry for the Cincinnati Area

A family dentist in Blue Ash, we offer a full range of comprehensive cosmetic dental care services to the Cincinnati area. Give us a call to schedule an evaluation. We can assess your smile and develop a personalized care plan to beautify your smile, and most importantly, to keep your smile strong and healthy. Our most common cosmetic dentistry procedures include teeth whitening, tooth veneers, dental bonding, and implants. Discover new confidence. Boost your earning potential. Look better than you ever have before.