Have you heard the saying 50 is the new 30? Our society is focused on looking youthful and you can tell this is true by all of the cosmetic procedures done each year including facelifts. There were 131,106 facelift procedures done in 2016.
Before considering a Facelift, it is important to first think about your teeth. Did you know that missing teeth can lead to wrinkling and premature aging? If the bone surrounding teeth is not stimulated from within, the body will reabsorb it.
Do Dentures Stop Bone Loss from Missing Teeth?
Dentures and partials do not stop the bone from dissolving. That is why dentures and partials often have to be relined or remade. Many people still have difficulty chewing and they become uncomfortable over time.
Have you ever seen people who keep their dentures out and only put them in to eat? Or others who have to put extra adhesive on their dentures every time they eat and sometimes, they have to stop eating to add more because the denture had become loose?
Other issues people have from missing or painful tender uncomfortable teeth include:
- Inability to enjoy foods
- Poor health and nutrition
- Physical pain when biting down
- The emotional pain of feeling they don't look attractive anymore
- Loss of self-confidence
If you are experiencing any of these, there is a solution. Dental implants! They are the next best thing to natural teeth.
Dental implants help:
- Rejuvenate the form and shape of your face
- Can reduce wrinkles by providing a dental lift to the lower face
- Increased chewing ability
- Helps you to enjoy food again
- Creates a lot of smiles (you will love smiling again)
Why Dental Implants Before a Facelift?
When it comes to having a facelift without first addressing missing or worn-down teeth, the results can be quite disappointing. If you replace missing teeth with dental implants, it will reset the proportions of the lower one-third of the face. This will help your facelift surgery have a better chance of success, the results will most likely last longer and it will be better for the surgeon to not have to work with underlying changes to your face structure from facial changes and bone loss due to the missing teeth.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Once you have dental implants, the bone starts to build around the implant, resulting in a more youthful shape to your face. Additionally, dental implants can help preserve remaining teeth by not having to grind them down for bridgework or a partial.
So, if you are considering facelift surgery and you haven't addressed your missing teeth or worn-down teeth yet, it's best to take care of that first. Dental Implants will give you the best results for both facial aesthetics and long-term health.
Don't forget that dental implants also have an added benefit which is improved self-confidence from having a beautiful smile! So don’t wait any longer – contact Arnold Dentistry today to learn more about how dental implants can improve your life!