What Are the Cosmetic Benefits of Dental Implants?

May 23, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — joshuahong @ 5:45 pm

Smiling middle-aged woman in restaurantEvery tooth is important for a healthy, confident smile. Unfortunately, 120 million Americans have lost at least one tooth. If you’ve suffered tooth loss, your self-esteem might have paid the price. Although there are many options to fill the gaps in your smile, dental implants offer exceptional cosmetic benefits that aren’t possible using any other method. Here’s how you can look your best with dental implants.

Look and Feel Like Real Teeth

Traditional dental prosthetics replace teeth above the gum line. Dental implants go a step further. They are the only treatment to treat both the tooth roots and the crowns. This creates a solution that looks and feels realistic. Your implant posts will be hidden below your gums, serving as new tooth roots. They’ll provide support for your customized replacement teeth that will be made from high-quality porcelain materials.

Take 10 Years Off Your Appearance

Tooth loss is attributed to being elderly. Researchers have found that replacing missing teeth can take 10 years off a person’s looks. Dental implants will fill the gaps in your smile to make you look a full decade younger to boost your confidence.

Prevent Wrinkles and Sagging Skin

Tooth loss causes your jawbone to deteriorate because it’s not being stimulated by the roots. You can lose up to 25% of your jaw’s density within the first year of missing a tooth. It will continue to shrink as time passes. This will change the shape of your face, causing wrinkles and sagging skin. 

A dental implant is the only treatment to stop bone loss caused by missing teeth. The implant post stimulates your jaw to encourage new bone growth. This will maintain your facial structure and help you avoid a sunken appearance.

Enhance Your Professional Image

Although you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, first impressions are often based on one’s appearance. Researchers have found that a person with an attractive smile is associated with youth, confidence, and success. Completing your smile with dental implants will enhance your professional image, which just might lead to new career opportunities.

Benefit from Long-Lasting Results

Dental implants have over a 95% success rate. Their average life expectancy is 30 years or longer with the right care, like brushing and flossing. You’ll never have to go without any teeth ever again. You can treat your tooth loss once and for all with dental implants.

It’s never too late to invest in the most successful tooth replacement treatment. You’ll take years off your appearance while improving your oral health and overall wellness. You won’t think twice before showing off your beautiful smile.

About Dr. Joshua Hong

Dr. Hong achieved his dental degree from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry and has continued his training in advanced treatments, including full mouth reconstruction and dental implants. Request an appointment through his website or call his office at (623) 303-9571.