How a Dental Implant Boosts the Youthful Appearance of Your Face
Posted on 11/16/2020 by Louis McDonald, D.D.S.
Dental implants are a type of surgical fixture placed into your jawbone that replace the roots of missing teeth. They're most commonly made of titanium, and fuse to your jaw after being implanted. Implants support the implantation of false teeth, a more permanent alternative to removable dentures. The idea of steel screw looking rods in your mouth may be a little intimidating, but they can actually help improve your appearance a lot! They are a long-term solution that provide an array of benefits. Let's look at how dental implants improve your face's appearance.
Preserve Your Jaw's Bone Structure
Dental implants become part of your jawbone after a few months, depending on your dental health. Without implants, your missing tooth roots compromise the integrity of your jawbone by causing your entire jaw to deteriorate, called periodontitis. You could lose more teeth or even parts of your jaw due to this condition. Implants replace missing tooth roots and keep your jaw strong for years to come. Not only that, but they actually encourage bone growth.
Indistinguishable from Real Teeth in Every Way
Another major benefit of implants is that once they're fused in your jaw, you can't tell the difference between them and your real teeth. You can eat anything you would eat with real teeth, and you don't have to worry about them falling out like dentures. As long as you keep a regular oral hygiene routine and avoid products that harm teeth (fizzy drinks, smoking, processed sugar), they will last a lifetime. The crown attached to the implant may need to be replaced every 10-15 years, though this depends on how well you take care of them.
Dental implants can provide a number of benefits to you and improve your quality of life. Make an appointment with us to get your dental implants done today.