3 Ways Dental Implants Help You Look More Beautiful and Younger
Why are dental implants on of your best least invasive, long lasting teeth replacement options? They’re a good way to preserve the rest of the teeth by filling in the gap, and they look more natural. Here are 3 reasons you can maintain a beautiful, natural looking smile with implants.
Prevent Shifting Teeth
When you lose a tooth, the surrounding teeth eventually move into fill the 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.
Conserve 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 just is 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.
Look Young and 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. Dental implants not only help you maintain a healthy jawbone, but a fuller, younger looking facial appearance.