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.
Marielaina Perrone DDS can give you the smile.of your dreams to turn back the clock