It’s generally obvious when you see someone who has experienced extensive tooth loss. They appear older than they might actually be, with lips and cheeks that sink inward. This “sunken-in” appearance is all too common with people who have jawbone loss because of missing teeth. If you’re experiencing this yourself, know you can prevent the premature signs of aging and improve your overall life with help from dental implants.
Why does a “sunken-in” appearance occur?
Your jawbone needs teeth to remain healthy. When you bite and chew, your teeth stimulate your bone, helping it remain strong and stable. If multiple teeth, or a full arch of teeth, are lost, this bone quickly resorbs. The result is a loss of facial structure that leads to an aged appearance. Even if you are young, this can make you appear much older than you are and can keep you from living a confident and social life.
How dental implants can prevent premature aging
Dental implants are surgically inserted into your jawbone. These posts act like natural tooth roots. Whenever you bite and chew, these posts will provide stimulation similar to real teeth, keeping your jawbone healthy and halting further resorption. This preservation of your jawbone coupled with a full set of teeth can prevent the premature signs of aging and improve your health overall, too.
The long-term benefits of dental implants
When placed by an experienced implant surgeon like Dr. Dan Holtzclaw, you can expect your dental implants to last for many years when cared for properly. With such a permanent solution, you’ll also receive amazing benefits, including:
- Stable function so you can eat all the foods you love, especially foods that are chewy or hard. Dental implants are strong and durable like natural teeth, too, so you won’t have to worry about your teeth falling out.
- Improved jawbone health so you regain a youthful appearance. Your dental implants won’t slip or shift out of place as they’re permanently integrated with your bone. You’ll retain a young and attractive smile for life.
- Restored smile aesthetics comparable to a full set of life-like, natural teeth. They’re fully customized to your facial shape and smile, a one-of-a-kind solution that provides the most stunning results.
Schedule your appointment
Interested in receiving these amazing benefits from dental implants? Schedule your consultation with Dr. Holtzclaw. He and his team are highly experienced and specialized in dental implant treatment, having placed over 25,000 dental implants and completed 2,000 full arch cases with an over 99 percent success rate.