Dental implants are one of the most popular options in restorative dentistry, and they can dramatically alter your appearance. Missing teeth leads to jaw bone loss, and with time, this can cause drooping and sagging in your face.
By investing in dental implants, you'll stimulate the jawbone to promote new growth, and eventually, your skin will appear tighter and less droopy. Coupled with your brand-new smile, you'll look years younger.
Understanding Dental Implants
Dental implants are an innovative solution for missing teeth that are both cosmetic and functional. Each of your implants is created to look, function, and feel just like a natural tooth. Implants contain three important components:
Titanium post. The post is surgically placed into the jaw bone in the place the implant will be located. With time, it fuses to the bone to create a strong and secure anchor for the implant.
Abutment. This portion connects the titanium post to the porcelain crown of the implant.
Crown. The porcelain crown is the visible part of the implant. It will look just like your natural teeth, and most people will have no idea that it is an implant.
Aside from jawbone stimulation, dental implants will also fill in gaps to prevent your teeth from shifting and moving.
Benefits of Dental Implants
In addition to serving as a mini-facelift and improving your overall face shape, dental implants offer a wealth of benefits. They can improve the size and shape of your teeth, making your smile appear even and straight. They also serve as a permanent tooth loss solution, eliminating slipping and moving – common fears among denture wearers. Dental implants won't draw any negative attention, as they look just like your natural teeth.
If tooth loss has your face appearing droopy and saggy, call our office. We'll discuss whether dental implants might be right for you.