It is a quest people have spent a lifetime on. They have also spent a lot of money doing it. Chasing the eternal fountain of youth is something that many people strive for. They want to maintain the youthful appearance they once had.
They will do anything they can to look younger because they know if they look younger, they will feel younger. For some people the fountain of youth they search for lies in the use of dental implants.
The Facts of Getting Older
There is nothing you can do about getting older. It will happen. Statistics show that almost everyone will lose at least one tooth by the time they hit 40. By the time they are in their 60’s and 70’s, the number of missing teeth will get larger. The best and most permanent way to replace missing teeth is through dental implants. They look and feel like natural teeth, but they also do things to help keep look younger.
When you have implants, you are not afraid to show off your smile. You are able to flash a set of bright, white and full teeth. That alone makes anyone look younger. Replacing lost teeth with implants changes other things about the way you look.
When you are missing teeth, the structure of your face will change. It is something called facial collapse and it makes you appear older. When the implants are in place, they provide a structure that prevents jaw deterioration, bone loss and facial collapse.
Implants can also help keep natural teeth looking healthier. People with implants are less likely to lose the teeth surrounding the implant.
The other thing that implants do is improve your self-esteem. This will allow you to stand taller and prouder. It is hard to deny that the look you give off to others says a lot about how old you look. When you have confidence in yourself, you want others to see it and implants can help give you confidence.
For more information about this or any other oral health issue, contact our office to schedule an appointment.