Anti-aging serums and creams aren’t the only products on the market to enhance your youthful appearance. In fact, making changes to your smile can also have a dramatic effect on the overall appearance of your face!
Your smile is an important facial feature. According to a survey conducted by Kelton Global, 48% of adults think a smile is the most memorable feature after they meet someone for the first time. That’s why having a healthy, complete smile could be more significant than you realize.
This is particularly true for our Trenton patients who have experienced tooth loss. While missing teeth are associated with poor dental health, many patients don’t realize how it can add years to their appearance. We encourage our patients here at Dr. R. Younes Dental Care to learn about the anti-aging benefits of restoring their missing teeth.
Jawbone Deterioration and Aging
Your smile is an interdependent system, meaning losing just one tooth will have an enormous impact on your overall dental health. The underlying jawbone, which provides structural support for your face and smile, begins to deteriorate after tooth loss.
Jawbone deterioration occurs because the bone isn’t stimulated through biting and chewing. For example, in just the first year of tooth loss, there’s a 25% decrease in the width of the bone. , The bone will continue to deteriorate, eventually leaving you at risk for premature aging and additional tooth loss.
Since the jawbone serves as the foundation of the rest of your face, there will also be noticeable changes in your facial features. The most common changes include hollow cheeks, sagging skin, and the collapse of the lower third of the face.
Preserve Your Jawbone with Dental Implants
Fortunately, treatment with dental implants can restore your missing teeth while promoting a healthy jawbone. Through a process known as osseointegration, dental implants become fully integrated with your jawbone.
Unlike dentures that simply sit on the gum line, dental implants are fused with the jawbone, which makes it possible to stimulate the jawbone again through biting and chewing. Essentially, dental implants restore the function as well as the appearance of your smile.
Contact Dr. Younes in Trenton
It’s never too late to enjoy a healthy, beautiful smile! With the help of dental implants, you can restore your missing teeth and feel confident with your smile. To learn more about what dental implants can do for you, contact our office to schedule your no-obligation consultation with Dr. Younes.