Scientific research has proven that the better you look, the better others treat you. It is not even a conscious choice by those around you; it is just the way human nature works. Right or wrong, the reality is that attractiveness can determine how other people perceive you and treat you. Your smile and teeth could largely determine how much another person wants to be around you.
Dental implants provide a permanent solution for patients with tooth loss that enables them to have fully functioning teeth and to eat and chew with confidence. There are also significant cosmetic advantages to dental implants.
A missing tooth or missing teeth can lead to bone loss. This causes patients to loose cheek and lip support. Dental implants restore cheek and lip support that has been lost due to shrinkage of bone. When there has been bone loss, lip and cheek support can be built right into the tooth portion of reconstruction to restore lost support for the face and reduce the appearance of age.
Bone loss caused by a missing tooth or missing teeth can also shorten the distance between the upper and lower teeth. Using dental implants to correct this problem is like having a Face-Lift “from the inside”, since facial form is greatly improved by normalizing the height of the facial skeleton. Individuals who have this corrected will universally look much younger!
Almost all people with missing teeth are candidates for dental implants; there are very few medical reasons that rule patients out for this procedure. If you are interested in the cosmetic benefits of dental implants, talk to an Oral Surgeon to find out if you are a candidate.