December 12, 2023
If you’ve lost one or more teeth, you’ve probably considered dental implants to replace them because of their stellar reputation. They’re often considered the gold standard of restorations because they’re the only method that includes a support rod that functions like the root of a natural tooth. As a result, they look and feel more like your missing pearly whites than dentures or bridges, for example. Did you know, though, that dental implants can also help you look younger? Read on to learn 3 ways that help reduce the visible signs of aging!
#1: Preserve Facial Structure
It’s unfortunate, but when you lose a tooth, your body reabsorbs bone mass from your jaw because it’s no longer needed to support anything in that spot. It begins to deteriorate over time which eventually leads to sunken cheeks and wrinkly, sagging skin.
Dental implants prevent this because they include a titanium abutment (support pole) that’s inserted directly into your jaw which is capped by a customized dental crown. As a result, every time you bite down or chew, your jaw is stimulated which lets your system know full bone strength is still needed. In this way, they preserve your strong jawline and cheekbones, so you look younger for longer.
#2: Prevent Additional Tooth Loss
Tooth loss is often associated with growing older which means a mouth full of gaps can betray your age. Thankfully, dental implants can help you retain your remaining pearly whites the same way they maintain the shape of your face. Your jawbone weakens with each additional lost tooth and can become so corroded in time that it can no longer support them. With dental implants in place, however, your jaw remains healthy so you can keep your pearly whites where they are!
#3: Avoid the Need for Dentures
If you do get to a point where you’ve lost all or most of your chompers, the tried-and-true solution to refurbish your mouth is dentures. While they do help you eat and speak more normally, they also come with a few drawbacks. For starters, they’re known to become dislodged during meals or conversations which can be embarrassing or uncomfortable. On top of that, they require some extra care to stay in good shape.
If you opt to replace your teeth with dental implants, though, you don’t have the same dilemma. Your restorations are firmly rooted and aren’t at risk of slipping right out of your mouth. Furthermore, they’ll keep your bone structure intact so you’re less likely to lose so many pearly whites in the first place.
If you’re looking for a way to restore your smile without adding years to your appearance, talk with your dentist about dental implants today!
About the Practice
At Randolph Dental Care, you and the entire family benefit from a father-son dental duo that provides a full range of services to meet all your oral care needs, including dental implants. They provide personalized, comfortable care using state-of-the-art technology for accurate and long-lasting results. They can see you through every step of the implant process, including computer-guided implant surgery. You’re welcome to request an appointment on the website or by contacting the office at (973) 895-7995.
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