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The Anti-Aging Benefits of Dental Implants

By Dr. Dan Whiting on March 10, 2016

An older woman and her younger relative smilingHere at Smiles For Life, we're proud to provide people throughout Bridgewater with the best dental care possible. When patients are missing teeth, this often means dental implants, and advanced restorative dentistry option.

There are plenty of benefits to getting dental implants, including some important anti-aging considerations. Let's look at these right now.

About Dental Implants

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are surgically anchored into place in a person's jawbone and gum tissue. These artificial tooth roots are able to support dental appliances of various kinds, including dental bridges, dentures, and even individual dental crowns. The results of implant dentistry mean that patients will have a beautiful smile that looks great and teeth that are securely held in place.

Dental Implants Hold Appliances Securely

One of the major anti-aging benefits of dental implants is that they provide an extremely secure hold of dental appliances. This hold is far better than that provided by denture creams and dental adhesives, which means that when biting or chewing, it is unlikely for a dental appliance to come loose.

Dental Implants Prevent Bone Loss and Gum Recession

When a person is missing a tooth or multiple teeth, it's common for the bone tissue and gum tissue to recede. This is is because there is no tooth root to be secured by these hard and soft tissues. While removable dental appliances can restore the appearance and function of a smile, only dental implants can prevent bone loss and gum recession.

Improving Facial Aesthetics

On the note of preventing bone loss and gum recession, this can help improve your overall facial appearance. When you lose bone tissue and gum tissue, it can leave the area around the lips and cheeks appearing sunken in or hollow, resulting in a face that looks much older. Since dental implants help prevent bone loss and gum recession, this is far less of an issue for people missing teeth.

The Confidence to Smile

With dental implants in place and advanced dental appliances that are totally customized, patients can have smiles that look natural and wonderful. This gives patients more confidence to smile and greater ability to feel their absolute best.

Are Dental Implants Right for Me?

Dental implants can do a lot o good for you, but they aren't always for everyone. The best way to find out if dental implants are right for you is to schedule a consultation at our practice. We can assess your eligibility of dental implants and provide answers to all of your questions about the implant dentistry process.

Learn More About Dental Implants at Smiles For Life

To learn more about dental implants and whether or not they're right for you, be sure to contact our cosmetic and restorative dentistry center today. The team at Smiles For Life looks forward to your visit and helping you make the best choices about your dental care.

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