How Dental Implants Can Help You Look Younger

Apr 01, 2024
How Dental Implants Can Help You Look Younger
A more youthful appearance starts with a gleaming smile. Let us help you look younger with custom dental implants. Keep reading to learn more.

Dental implants restore your ability to chew and speak clearly. For many people, dental implants are all about aesthetics. Missing teeth make you look aged beyond your years. Fortunately, dental implants can bring you back to your younger self. 

Dental implants are small titanium posts that support custom restorations. In short, they offer a near-flawless smile. 

Oral and maxillofacial surgeon John P. Freeman, MD, DDS, FACS, surgically places dental implants at his practice in Katy, Texas. No matter how many implants you need, Dr. Freeman ensures a safe and satisfying experience. 

In this article, we’ll explain how dental implants make you look younger and how you can customize your treatment to target specific age-defining features. 

Goodbye stained teeth

Over time, your teeth accumulate wear, tear, and discoloration. While some stains are due to colorful substances infiltrating the enamel, like coffee and red wine, others are deeper in the tooth. 

Your teeth naturally become yellower with age. That’s because your enamel thins to expose the darker dentin layer beneath. The dentin also darkens, further yellowing. 

While teeth whitening brightens your smile, it doesn’t address age-related concerns. For teeth resistant to whitening treatments, consider dental implants. Furthermore, dental implants are the gold standard for replacing missing teeth. 

Restoring your facial structure

When you lose teeth, the shape of your face changes. This affects your appearance and makes you look significantly older. 

Facial collapse highlights and deepens facial wrinkles, sunkenness, and sagging. These features are associated with an aged appearance. 

Over time, your jawbone can deteriorate after tooth loss. Dental implants restore your face shape after tooth loss and preserve your jaw density, too. This prevents further appearance changes from a deteriorating jawbone. 

Your options for dental implants

Dental implants meet your unique needs. Whether you’re missing a single tooth, missing all your teeth, or have visible damage in your smile, Dr. Freeman customizes dental implant treatment according to your needs and goals. 

We offer:

Individual implants

Do you have just one or two missing teeth? You can replace a tooth with dental implants. Your jawbone naturally fuses with the implant to support a custom crown that looks just like a natural tooth. 

Implant-supported bridges

Implants can anchor dental bridges to replace three or more missing teeth. 

All-on-4® dental implants

All-on-4 dental implants replace an entire row of teeth using just four titanium implants. Also called Teeth-In-A-Day, this process utilizes immediate-loading implants to support a denture. 

As an experienced oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Freeman specializes in cosmetic surgeries to reduce signs of aging. For a more comprehensive age-defying result, consider pairing your dental implant treatment with a face-lift.

Book a consultation online or over the phone at JOHN P FREEMAN, MD, DDS, FACS, to learn more.