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Dental Implants To Combat Aging

Missing teeth in your smile can make people feel less confident, but did you know that it can also age you prematurely? Our teeth play an important role in maintaining facial structure. When we lose teeth our face loses support, making you appear older than your actual age.

The skin on our face is aged by the sun, pollutants, and stress. If you lose a tooth, you may see wrinkles develop within months of tooth loss. Dental implants can help reverse this aging orocess caused by missing teeth.

Dental implants replace missing teeth and look and function just like your natural teeth. They are made of a titanium post and a porcelain crown. 

Common signs of Aging include:

Loose Skin, Fine Lines and Wrinkles

Patients with missing teeth may develop sagging or drooping facial skin near where the tooth is missing. With tooth loss the bones of the jaws will deteriorate since they are not being stimulated.

These changes will not happen overnight. However, tooth loss can age you as the skin around your jaw and chin sags and cheeks become sunken. Skin sagging will be noticeable within the first year of losing a tooth.


Changing To A Soft Food Diet

Missing one or more teeth means that your jaw must work extra hard to break down food. The extra wear tear on your jaw can create issues like TMJ Disorder. For this reason, many patiemts with missing teeth choose a soft food diet. 

Maintaining proper nutrition is also essential for a Youthful appearance. Adopting a soft food diet usually results in nutritional deficiencies.

Excess Wear of Remaining Teeth

Our teeth experience excess wear and stress daily, from crunchy foods to hot coffee.

Stains, chips, and cracks will add to an older-looking smile and a prematurely aged appearance. 

If you are missing teeth, you will also be at increased risk for periodontal disease. If not addressed quickly, you may lose more teeth making you look even older.

Dental implants are the ideal option for improving the overall appearance of a smile married by missing teeth. The final dental crowns are stain-resistant and shade-matched to the color of your natural teeth to blend seamleassly. 

Can Dental Implants Reverse Aging?

Dental implants make you look younger by giving support to the skin around the cheeks and jaws. The implant post is surgically placed in the jawbone. Once the implant has fused to your jaw, a natural-looking crown is added. This integration process allows the implant to stimulate the bone like natural teeth do, halting bone loss and restoring facial structure. Sunken skin and fine lines or wrinkles around the mouth will be reduced by placement of dental implants.

Many patiemts who are missing teeth experience sunken cheeks. This is when your jawbone shrinks, and your face looks shorter. Implants will halt this loss in it's tracks.

Other teeth replacement options like dentures do not offer the same support and are less stable.

Dental implants offer a permanent solution to missing teeth.

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What are Dental Implants? 

Wikipedia's definition of dental implants "A dental implant is a surgical component that interfaces with the bone of the jaw or skull to support a dental prosthesis such as a crown, bridge, denture, facial prosthesis or to act as an orthodontic anchor". Let's break that down into simple terms. A dental implant is made of titanium and is one of the few metals that will successfully fuse with our bone and tissue. The surgical component is the titanium piece that is surgically installed into your gum tissue. After being installed the implant works as the root of your tooth and will hold a crown, bridge, or denture depending on the extent of your tooth loss.

Dental Implants are becoming a popular choice for teeth replacement. In the past, traditional dentures were the only option for replacing missing teeth. As technology and medical advancements increased we were introduced to Dental Implants. This new breakthrough in dentistry has allowed people to have their teeth replaced while offering a wide variety of benefits for the patient. In this article, we will explore the benefits of dental implants and give you a better understanding of the process of getting implants. 


Are dental Implants Expensive? 

The average price for a single implant can range from $2,500 to $3,000. Dental Implant cost is generally high but the price varies depending on if you need a bone grafting and also depending on the number of teeth extractions.  When the teeth are missing and the root is gone you start to lose the bone that helps maintain your facial profile. A bone graft is usually needed when the patient has suffered significant bone loss due to the teeth missing. Some Cosmetic Dentistries also charge extra for the abutment crown. It is important to get a consultation with your dental specialist in order to get the best idea of the cost. Most patients are offered convenient financing options to help them with the cost of the implants.  


What Are All-on-4 Dental Implants?

All-on-4® is a dental implant treatment that has been developed over the years to become a viable solution to restoring multiple teeth at once. This type of procedure minimizes the number of surgical procedures and Implants that a patient needs to completely restore their smile. In turn, this lowers dental expenses and also time spent at the dentist's office. 

Should I get my implants out of the country to cut costs?

Many people choose to leave the country in search of a better deal on dental implants. It is strongly recommended that you DO NOT sacrifice the quality of care needed for this procedure to save money. This procedure requires a great amount of care and the right technology, equipment, and most importantly the best dentist! 3D X-Rays allow a doctor to see if you need a sinus lift or if any other complications are present that can seriously harm the patient. Some out-of-country doctors do not have these types of imaging capabilities and if the patient is not properly examined they can cause irreversible damage. It is important that you know what kind of equipment the doctor you are going to use and that you also do research on the doctor to determine their success rate.

Implant placement is a very sensitive cosmetic procedure that requires a lot of cosmetic training for optimum placement. When placed incorrectly, the metal might show through the gum tissue causing a non-cosmetic appearance. Although some general dentists do place implants, always look for a dental specialist like a prosthodontist or a periodontist. They have at least an extra 3-years of advanced training for implant placement and restoration and usually, they offer the implants at the same price compared to general dentists.

What are the benefits of Dental Implants? 

  • Maintain Original Bone 
  • Improved Speech 
  • Comfort and feeling of your natural teeth
  • No movement allowing for easier chewing of food
  • A permanent solution to replacing your natural teeth

Please visit iSmile Specialists for more information on dental implants. 


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