Replacing your missing teeth is essential for keeping the rest of your mouth and body healthy. However, if you want to fully restore your confidence as well, it’s important that your new smile is as beautiful as it is functional. Thankfully, rebuilding your complete set of pearly whites with dental implants can help you look your best for many years to come! Read on to learn more about the cosmetic benefits of dental implants.
Lifelike Restorations to Complete Your Smile
Depending on how many teeth you’re missing, your dental implants can be paired with a crown, bridge, or denture. These restorations will be completely custom-made to fit in perfectly with your natural smile. Each one is crafted out of high-quality materials that look just like natural tooth enamel and shaded to match the color of your remaining teeth for seamless results. Once in place, your implant-retained restoration will be practically indistinguishable from the rest of your smile.
Biocompatible Design to Protect Your Natural Oral Structures
Other tooth replacement options like dentures and dental bridges rely on your gums and remaining teeth for support. Over time, the extra pressure on your natural oral structures can leave sores on your gums and wear down your remaining natural teeth. Dental implants on the other hand use small titanium posts that are placed in the jawbone, where they fuse with the surrounding tissue to form an incredibly sturdy foundation. This unique biocompatible design can protect the health and appearance of your natural oral structures.
Advanced Placement to Preserve a Youthful, Healthy Appearance
Your teeth are for more than just eating! Their roots encourage circulation in the jawbone, which keeps it healthy. When a tooth goes missing, the bone tissue begins to deteriorate. As the jaw shrinks, the facial bones it supports begin to shift. This often leads to a sunken appearance of your facial features, which can make you look much older than you are.
Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that prevents this issue from developing. The titanium posts that are placed in your jaw mimic the roots of your missing teeth and stimulate blood flow. Not only does this give your new teeth unmatched stability and comfort, but it keeps the jawbone healthy and preserves your youthful appearance.
Don’t let gaps in your smile distract from your appearance. Keep looking and feeling your best for decades to come with dental implants!
About the Author
Dr. Dean Hutto of Aesthetic Family Dentistry has been helping the smiles of Baytown stay happy and healthy for life since 1992. With numerous active memberships in prestigious organizations like the American Dental Association and countless hours of continuing education completed every year, he stays current with the latest technology and techniques. He is also a graduate of the Misch International Implant Institute, and has the advanced training needed to personally perform every step of the dental implant process. To see if dental implants are right for you, he can be contacted via his website or at (281) 422-8248.