We all do not like looking older than we actually are, and the face can tell people a lot about our age. One thing that is often overlooked when considering your appearance is your teeth.
The teeth play a vital role in not only keeping us healthy but also keeping our face look young. Besides a beautiful smile, dental implants can also work to make your face look younger in other ways.
Ways Dental Implants Make You Look Younger
To understand how dental implants can make you look younger, it is important to highlight the effects missing teeth can have on your jaw. The jawline is important not only because of appearance, but also because of what creates it. Your jawline is created by the shape of your jawbone underneath the skin. Missing teeth can cause detrimental effects to the jawbone.
The jawbone believes in the old adage, “If you don't use it, you lose it,” and the way your jaw gets use is through your teeth. When missing a tooth, that area of your jawbone does not get as much use as other parts of the jawbone where teeth still exist. After a while of having a missing tooth or teeth, your jaw begins to deteriorate and lose bone structure at the empty site in the gum. This in turn will cause your jaw line to become weak and may give your face an older appearance.
By implementing dental implants, we can save the jaw from deterioration. The implementation of dental implants stimulates bone growth in the jaw and stops the jaw from deteriorating over time. Dental implants will not only save your appearance, though—they could save you from other oral complications later on.
Without teeth, your gums are more susceptible to disease, and this could cause many more problems if not taken care of. If you are considering dental implants or having missing teeth, we can offer our services for you. Give us a call today and we will be happy to further discuss the benefits of dental implants or schedule a consultation.
Goichi Shiotsu, DDS
Mercer Island, Washington
Location 2825 80th Ave SE, Suite 3 Mercer Island, WA 98040-2985 Hours: Tuesday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm (206) 232-3600