Dental Implants & Facial Rejuvenation

Posted on Feb 18, 2013 by William J. Claiborne, DDS MS

To achieve a younger-looking appearance, many men and women invest in facial plastic surgery. Since your smile has such a significant effect on your appearance, having an attractive smile can greatly improves appearance and erase many years. This is especially true for people who have missing teeth and wear dentures, partials or a bridge.

When natural tooth roots are missing, bone loss begins. As the jaw shrinks, deep wrinkling occurs around the mouth. The corners of the mouth turn downward, even in a smile. Jowls form as facial muscles detract from the shrinking bone. With severe bone loss, the chin looks more pointed while the mouth seems to collapse into the face. This creates a ‘granny look’ that ages the individual far beyond their actual years.

Dentures and partials tend to ‘fluff up’ the face when in place, camouflaging areas of bone loss. For a true look at the extent of bone loss that has occurred, look in the mirror when your denture or partial is removed.

When Dental Implants are placed, they become a part of you, bonding with existing bone to halt the progression of bone loss. Dental Implants restore a stable foundation for biting, chewing, speaking and laughing. An added benefit is how they give your face a healthy, appealing look!

If you wear dentures or partials and are considering facial rejuvenation, call (828) 274-9440 to arrange a consultation. We’ll explain how Dental Implants can enhance your overall health AND appearance. And, since they are designed to last a lifetime, they make a wise investment that gives your entire body many benefits!

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