Do Dental Implants Make You Look Younger?

Whether you’re missing a single tooth, several teeth, or an entire arch, tooth loss can add years to your appearance. Although traditional tooth replacement methods can fill the gaps, they don’t offer the same age-defying advantages as dental implants. As the only method to treat the entire tooth structure, a dental implant can turn back the clock to take years off your appearance, and here’s how.

Fill the Gaps in Your Smile

Tooth loss is attributed to being elderly, but missing teeth can affect anyone, no matter their age. Unfortunately, that doesn’t change the social stigma. Researchers have found that replacing lost teeth can take 10 years off your physical appearance. 

Prevent Additional Tooth Loss

Your jawbone can shrink by 25% in the first year of losing a tooth. It will continue to deteriorate over time because it’s not being stimulated by the tooth root. As your bone loses density, your remaining teeth won’t have sufficient support. They can shift, increasing your risk of cavities, gum disease, and additional lost teeth.

A dental implant is the only treatment to preserve your jawbone. A titanium post is surgically placed into your jaw to act as a new root. Your bone will fuse to it through a process called osseointegration. Not only does this provide a stable foundation for your restoration, but it also keeps your jaw strong and healthy to avoid common issues caused by tooth loss.

Avoid Wrinkles and Sagging Skin

If your jaw loses too much density, your facial shape will change. You’ll be at risk of wrinkles and sagging skin. Tooth loss can also cause a sunken appearance. Dental implants will strengthen your bone to prevent premature wrinkles and provide your facial tissues with support. 

Look and Feel Natural

Your implant post will be hidden below your gum tissue while supporting your restoration that’s attached using an abutment. Your new tooth will be carefully crafted to match the appearance of your real teeth to blend in. It will feel like a real tooth because it will be anchored to your jawbone, restoring 70% of your biting force. You’ll have a beautiful, functional smile to be proud of.

Invest in a Long-Lasting Solution

It’s never too late to invest in a youthful appearance by treating your tooth loss. Dental implants have over a 95% success rate and are proven to last for 30 years or longer with the correct care, like brushing and flossing. You’ll enjoy long-lasting results to look and feel your best for decades.

About Dr. Sandi Hamm

Dr. Hamm achieved her dental degree at the Baylor College of Dentistry and has provided exceptional dental care for over 3 decades. She regularly continues her education to provide the most up-to-date solutions, like dental implants. Dr. Hamm is a proud member of many professional organizations. Contact her through her website or call (817)-477-4441.