Facial Changes As Result of Tooth Loss

added on: February 18, 2013

I’m always surprised by how much men and women invest in facial plastic surgery in order to achieve a younger-looking appearance. Since your smile has such a significant place on your face, having an attractive smile greatly improves one’s appearance and can shave many years off.

This is especially true for people who have missing teeth and wear dentures, partials or a bridge. Because of missing tooth roots, 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 gives a ‘granny look’ that ages the individual far beyond their actual years.

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

When Dental Implants are placed, they are intended to 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 facial appearance a healthy, appealing look!

If you wear dentures or partials and are considering facial rejuvenation, call toll free 1-866-9-Smiles for a free consultation. Not only can Dental Implants enhance your overall health and appearance, they are designed to last a lifetime. They are a wise investment with benefits for your entire body!