Many people don’t think about the fact that smiles show signs of aging when there is visible deterioration of the teeth. Missing teeth or teeth that are severely damaged or permanently darkened make one appear older and less vital. A gleaming smile, on the other hand, communicates an image of youthfulness and vigor that most of us want to project at any age.
Easily replace missing and damaged teeth
Now that we’ve established that showing off a compromised grin can detract from your looks, what is there to do about it? The answer is the greatest breakthrough in dentistry in a long time: Dental implants. This permanent method of tooth replacement is miles better than any treatment option that was available previously. Consider how fabulous a perfect Hollywood smile would make you look. These days, it is easier to achieve than ever and the process is simple and permanent.
Prevent bone loss with dental implants
One of the major benefits of dental implants is the prevention of bone loss. The roots of our teeth keep our jaw bones stimulated. Every bite sends pressure into the jaw that keeps the bone dense and strong. When one or more teeth are missing, the jawbone begins to deteriorate from the lack of stimulation. As the jawbone weakens, it puts more teeth as risk and the whole thing can become a downward spiral. The combination of missing teeth and missing bone accounts for the facial sagging that can be seen in persons with missing teeth. Needless to say, this can make you look much older than you are.
On the other hand, a single dental implant requires surgically inserting a titanium root into your jawbone that acts as an anchor for a fixed, super strong porcelain crown. The artificial root allows the jawbone to maintain its integrity and stops other teeth from shifting. In addition to giving you a gorgeous smile, having a strong dental structure that supports the musculature of your face will help you hold onto your youthful appearance.
Bright white smile
Over the years it is common for things like red wine and blueberries to dull the brilliance of one’s smile. Having a gleaming grin automatically makes the years reverse. Dental porcelain is the strongest, most natural looking dental material for tooth restorations. Significantly, it can also easily be made to match any shade so that a crown looks one hundred percent like your other organic teeth. Rather than installing a replacement tooth that’s dingy, as part of the restoration process you may opt to have your natural teeth whitened so that your restored smile is bright white from one side to the other.
Every facet of dental implants and related cosmetic procedures is available at Harrell Dental Implant Center. We are the Charlotte area leader in implant dentistry, having restored the smiles of countless satisfied patients. If you have missing or damaged teeth and are seeking a permanent restoration solution, our practice is just what you’re looking for.
Make an appointment with us today for your free dental consultation. Dr. Robert Harrell will assess your needs, answer any questions you might have and show you your best course of treatment. Call 704-206-1330 or use the contact form on this page to schedule your appointment. During your visit a complimentary digital smile preview (an $85 value) will be created to show how you will appear when your implants are in place.