We are all going to age, but we don’t have to get older! Old people look old, and feel old, and act old. The loss of teeth is a major part of that process because when your teeth are gone, you whole face changes. We call this facial collapse. There are so many health reasons why implants work better than dentures, but we want to also point out the aesthetics of your face. Dentures don’t do anything for your profile, that’s for sure.
The root of the problem is not the dentures themselves. The root is the way your body works. When something isn’t in use, it goes away. Muscles, for example. If you stop lifting your arms, it won’t be long before your muscles are unable to lift, even if you wanted to. The same goes for your jaw bone. When your teeth are completely gone, the jaw bone has nothing left to hold. It will start to diminish. As this happens, the shape of your face changes. Your cheeks start to look hollow, and your lips thin. You’ll develop a crease under your lower lip and extra wrinkles at the corners of your mouth.
Dentures won’t do anything to stop this progression towards looking “old”. Implants, on the other hand, will. Implants are small titanium screws that are placed directly into the jaw bone. This gives the bone something to hold onto and prevents bone loss, which will halt that progression away from your youthful profile. Not only that, but an implant smile looks a lot more natural than a denture smile!
Just because you age doesn’t mean you have to be “old”! Just because you age doesn’t mean you no longer want to feel confident about your appearance! Dental implants have so many health benefits, but feeling great about the way you look is a wonderful bonus! Contact us today if you want to learn how you can maintain your attractive appearance!