A dental implant is a metal rod with a prosthetic tooth affixed to the end. The purpose of the dental implant is to fill in the gap of a missing tooth with a functional and aesthetically pleasing copy of a tooth. Dental implants also provide an opportunity for the patient to look younger.
Dental Implants and a Younger You
Dental implants can save you from wearing dentures. While some dentures fit well, some occasionally slip and shift. This hassle can be avoided with dental implants. In addition, after years of denture wear, sometimes people experience a part of their face collapsing as their lower jaw deteriorates. This makes a person look older. Dental implants retain your face shape as they do not cause the jaw to deteriorate.
With dental implants the new tooth looks new! Younger teeth are generally whiter. Your dental implant can match your other teeth and you can start with a clean slate.
If you lost a tooth you have a gap in your smile. Not only is this an aesthetic issue, but it is also a functional issue. As the surrounding teeth adjust to the gap, often times the neighboring teeth will tilt toward the open space. In some cases, they fall out. Dental implants fill in the gap and stop adjacent teeth from tilting. All of these benefits help you to look younger and keep your teeth.
We would welcome the opportunity to talk with you about the possibility of a dental implant. There are many functional benefits as well as keeping your face looking vibrant and young. It is never too late to consider having a dental implant, and you may be surprised how much confidence you can have with your new smile. Please stop by our office or call to make an appointment so we can see if you would be a good candidate for dental implants.