The Cosmetic Benefits Of Dental Implants

Although dental implants are primarily chosen for the superior anchor points they provide prosthetic teeth compared to other methods, they are also advantageous from a cosmetic point of view. If you are considering the cost of having implants fitted and wonder whether they will provide additional value from a visual perspective, then the good news is that they typically do. Read on to learn more about the cosmetic benefits of having dental implants fitted today.

  • Superior Fitting

To begin with, implants provide a more natural appearance for prosthetic teeth thanks to the more snug fit they provide with the gum. Among the main concerns individuals with missing teeth cite when considering false teeth, is whether there'll be a noticeable impact on their smiles. Dental implants mimic the appearance of natural teeth and provide a true anchor point for crowns, mimicking the role of a tooth's root. Some dental prosthetics look artificial or out of place, but implants blend in perfectly. Dental crowns, which attach to the supporting implants will be made to match the exact color, size, and shape of the adjacent teeth.

  • Younger Looking

Professionally fitted dental implants will prevent facial sagging and, as a consequence, premature aging. Missing teeth, even when you wear dentures, can lead to jawbone loss over time. When facial bone deteriorates, it can lead to a saggy appearance. As such, you may end up looking older than you really are. Dental implants counteract this effectively. By acting in much the same way as tooth roots, they will stimulate the jawbone, thereby promoting bone regrowth and a younger-looking facial structure.

  • Teeth Whitening

Note that implants will often enhance the brightness and whiteness of a smile. This works in two ways. Firstly, dental crowns can be made to be a little whiter than the teeth their next to, making the overall appearance somewhat brighter. Equally, if natural teeth are bleached, then a new crown can be fitted that matches their new tone. To keep your implants looking good, all you need to do is brush in just the same manner as you would with natural teeth.

  • Confidence Boosting

Many people who've previously worn dentures report that dental implants boost their confidence levels. Gaps or visibly damaged teeth can lead to feelings of self-consciousness. With implants restoring the look of your smile, it is highly likely you will find a renewed sense of self-assurance from the cosmetic effect they provide.

To learn more about dental implants, contact a professional near you.