Thanks to implant dentistry, you can now replace your missing teeth and have no one be the wiser. Your new teeth will look completely natural and will be anchored securely in your jawbone. You’ll never have to worry about them slipping or falling out. They’ll also help keep your jawbone healthy so you won’t develop that “sunken” look many people develop as they age.
Looking More Youthful with Dental Implants
Many people assume that, as they grow older, they will lose their teeth. Lost teeth will be replaced with dentures, which create a bulky, artificial look. After long-term denture wear, the jawbone will atrophy, bringing the upper and lower jaws closer together and creating the “sunken” look that was once typical of old age.
With dental implants, though, you can face an entirely different future. If you do lose your teeth, replacing them with implants will ensure a natural look and prevent the loss of bone mass in your jaw. No one will be able to tell you have prosthetic teeth, and your smile will remain bright and natural as you age, with no changes to the overall shape of your face.
Deciding on Dental Implants
Implant dentistry has revolutionized the way we deal with tooth loss. Ideally, you’ll take good care of your teeth and keep them well into your old age. But if you do lose teeth due to trauma, wear, decay, or other problems, implants will ensure you keep your bright smile and don’t look old before your time.
You and your periodontist can work together to determine if implants are a good choice for you. If you’re in good health, don’t smoke, and have a healthy mouth, you’ll probably have success with implants. Their titanium roots, placed directly in your jawbone, keep your new teeth stationary, while their porcelain construction gives them a natural, partially translucent look almost indistinguishable from natural teeth. You’ll never have to worry about them sliding, shifting, or falling out. You also won’t have to worry about removing them for cleaning. Maintain your new teeth according to your periodontist’s instructions, and you’ll have your new, youthful smile for many years.
For more information about dental implants, contact the office of Dr. Brad Crump at 214-443-0876 today.