Dental Implants for a Youthful Smile and Healthy Bones
You’ve no doubt seen the ancient-looking faces of people with missing teeth. The lips and cheeks collapse inward, and the distance between the nose and chin shortens. This sunken, aged appearance happens for two reasons.
First off, the teeth serve as part of the framework of the face, and when they’re gone, there’s nothing in place to support the soft tissues of the lips and cheeks or elongate the face to give it a youthful appearance. Secondly, the jawbone begins to slowly deteriorate in the areas where teeth were knocked out or extracted. If nothing is done to replace the teeth, a person can look years older in a very short time. Fortunately, dental implants can address both cosmetic issues and bone health.
Replacing Natural Tooth Roots After Tooth Loss
Healthy, natural tooth roots are responsible for keeping the bone tissue in the jaw dense and strong. When you replace missing teeth with a denture, you’ll restore your beautiful smile, but your jawbone will lose density over time because natural tooth roots aren’t in place to stimulate it. Therefore, your denture may lose its perfect fit after the inevitable jawbone shrinkage occurs. You will likely need to have the denture adjusted periodically to maintain a snug fit against the gums.
Dental implants, on the other hand, act as tooth root replacements. Made of titanium, implants stimulate the bone just like tooth roots, sending signals to the body that nutrients are needed in that area of the jawbone to preserve its strength.
Preventing an Aged Appearance With Dental Implants
The first thing you’ll notice about people with dental implants is that they appear to have all of their natural teeth. Virtually indistinguishable from real teeth, dental implants stay permanently anchored in the jaw for an attractive smile.By restoring a proper bite, adding structure to the face and preventing jawbone deterioration, dental implants can help prevent you from looking old before your time after tooth loss. Not only will you appear more youthful, but you will also regain your confidence, radiating a positive energy wherever you go.
Dental Implants in South Yarra and Toorak
For the most modern dental treatment to restore your smile after tooth loss, contact us and schedule your Melbourne dental consultation with Dr. Halim Prayogo at Simply Smiles Dental. Located in South Yarra and Toorak, we welcome patients from all surrounding communities, including Toorak, Windsor, Prahran, Albert Park and all over the Melbourne metropolitan area.
“Everybody Deserves To Smile”
At Simply Smiles Dental, we believe that dentistry is not a luxury, and that everybody deserves to smile. Thats why we keep our prices fair and offer solutions to suit every budget.
We make this investment in you because we’re pretty confident that you’ll be pleasantly surprised when you meet us. Our level of work and patient care ethic is first class.
Contact our Toorak dental office on (03) 9826 2220.
We are Medibank members choice dentist and Hcf members choice dentist.
(We are located in the Toorak Village, in the heart of Toorak and serve patients from Toorak, South Yarra, Prahran, Windsor, Southbank, South Melbourne, Port Melbourne, Malvern, Albert Park, Melbourne CBD, and from all Melbourne metro areas.)