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3 Ways Dental Implants Keep You Looking Younger

October 17, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — robertmitchelldds @ 1:33 pm
Dentist smiling and touching her jaw in the background while holding a model dental implant to the foreground

Dental implants are often considered to be the best method to replace missing teeth because of the unique benefits they provide. They’re the only method that includes a support rod that’s inserted into your jaw to function like the root of a natural tooth. Did you know, though, that they can also help you look younger? Keep reading to learn 3 ways they give you a more youthful appearance!

#1: Preserve Your Facial Structure

Did you know that losing teeth can change the shape of your face? The unfortunate truth is that your body reabsorbs bone mass that’s no longer needed for reinforcement once pearly whites go missing. Over time, this can weaken your jawbone which can change your facial structure. You are more prone to have sunken cheeks and a less defined jawline, for example.

Dental implants, however, include a titanium pole that fuses with your jawbone. When you bite or chew, it stimulates your jaw enough for it to remain active and healthy. That means you won’t experience facial collapse that leaves you looking older than you feel!

#2: Prevent Additional Tooth Loss

Did you know that nearly 1 in 5 adults aged 65 or older have lost all their teeth? Each time a tooth falls out, your jaw deteriorates even further. Eventually, it can become too weak to hold your teeth in place. Losing a mouth full of teeth can make you feel both frustrated that you can’t eat and speak like you used to, and self-conscious about your appearance.

Thankfully, dental implants help your mouth stay strong because your body won’t be reabsorbing bone mass. That means you’re likely to keep your remaining teeth for longer.

#3: Look and Feel Natural

In the past, metallic materials were often used to fill or replace your teeth. This dental work was therefore highly visible and often left patients more embarrassed about the repair than the initial dental damage.

Today, however, dental implants are capped with a tooth-shaped crown usually made of a composite resin material. It’s customized to match the hue of your natural pearly whites so that no one will know the difference.

Not only that, but dental implants are firmly embedded in your jaw so there’s no need to remove them at mealtimes or for cleanings, like with dentures. That means you don’t need to ever worry about the embarrassment of having to take them out in front of family, friends, or colleagues. You’ll look and feel just like you did in the past before your tooth fell out.

Between refurbishing your smile and preserving a more youthful visage, it’s clear to see how dental implants can keep you looking and feeling younger for years to come!

About the Author

Dr. Robert Mitchell received his bachelor of science degree from the University of Texas at Austin, and then obtained his DDS from Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas. He takes time to listen to your questions and concerns, then provides personalized attention and a customized treatment plan to meet your needs. His state-of-the-art facility uses digital x-rays, cosmetic imaging, laser technology, and intraoral cameras to provide services onsite and reduce the need for outside referrals. If you’re interested in dental implants and would like a consultation, you’re welcome to request an appointment on the website or by calling (972) 233-1311.

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