If you’ve read our blog before, you know how much we preach about the benefits of dental implants. Anytime we bring up dental implants, we usually tell patients about how dental implants increase their chewing force and provide far more support than removable dentures.
It’s true that dental implants improve your chewing force drastically and actually add years to your life. But there’s another advantage to dental implants that people often do not consider: dental implants have an ability to restore your youth. Yes, implant-supported dentures and bridges fill out your mouth and give you a natural look that removable dentures simply cannot. Patients who have spent years wearing removable dentures typically suffer jawbone loss; their cheeks appear sunken in; and they develop wrinkles around their mouth. All of these things combine together to make you look much older than you actually are.
At New Albany Implants, we provide dental implants for individual crowns, bridges and dentures. These dental implants are made from titanium and fuse to your jawbone – helping preserve the bone you have left – and eat the food you love.
Visit New Albany Dentist For Solution to Aging Face or Wrinkles
Patients who have removable dentures not only face a problem with not eating the food they love, but see their face change shape overtime. This is a common problem we see with denture wearers – and one that can be reversed with revolutionary dental implants.
First, let’s explain why patients who have lost most of their natural teeth see changes in their facial structure. When you lose your teeth, your jawbone loses its key function of supporting the roots of your teeth. Without a job, your jawbone then actually begins to recede. This happens rather quickly – typically within the first 18 months of having the teeth extracted. Of course, as you jawbone loses its density, your face begins to change shape. We call that losing vertical height, which means the distance between your chin and nose begins to grow closer. Additionally, you’ll have little support for your upper lip and then wrinkles will begin to form around your mouth. The combination of losing bone mass and adding wrinkles to your face can make you look 10 or 20 years older than you really are. Simultaneously, you actually risk shortening your life because removable dentures do not allow you to get the food you need.
Dr. Receveur placed more than 500 dental implants in 2014 and offers the revolutionary One Day Smile Solution for patients missing entire arches of teeth. These implants are durable and provide patients with 90 percent of the chewing force they had with their natural teeth. Additionally, these implant-supported restorations can restore your youth. Almost instantly the creases around your mouth will disappear and your upper lip will have support it did with your natural teeth.
In terms of replacing your natural teeth, there is nothing close to the efficiency and power of dental implants. Dr. Receveur has trained with some of the best implant specialists in the world and uses the Galileos 3D CAT Scan to review patients jawbone density and then to map out dental implant procedures.
Call us today to discuss solutions to your removable dentures.