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Can Dental Implants Make You Look Younger?

Here at Sheen Dental many patients who have experienced dental implants in Richmond have told us that implants have not only improved the way that they carry out everyday tasks such as talking and eating, but it’s also made a huge difference to the way that they look too.

Dental Implants Richmond

When a tooth falls out naturally or happens to be removed the jawbone will automatically start to shrink making the face look as if it has been ‘pinched’. Over time this can lead to the development of sagging cheeks and wrinkles. For some this can be a drastic alteration which can leave them feeling less than confident. Whilst traditional methods to missing teeth such as dentures don’t address this issue, the good news is that well-fitting dental implants can make a real difference to a person’s appearance and can actually appear to make them seem younger. Let’s see how.

Giving the appearance of a fuller mouth

Unlike other forms of teeth replacement dental implants fit snugly into the gap left by your missing teeth. This gives the immediate look of a fuller mouth and can appear to banish the ‘gaunt’ appearance of sagging cheeks.

Stops unwanted bone wastage

The other major factor that’s particular to dental implants is that they can actually halt the bone shrinkage process. When a tooth is lost the bone tissue that once supported the tooth root is no longer stimulated. As a result it starts to shrink away gradually. This bone shrinkage will over time alter the overall shape of the face. Unlike dentures which sit on the gum line a dental implant is secured down in to the jawbone. Over time the bone tissue cleverly fuses and merges with the titanium implant to create a strong and solid platform upon which to support the crown. Therefore not only can dental implants halt the bone shrinking process, but they can also encourage bone re-growth.

Look great aesthetically

Finally if you need more proof, dental implants are by far the most natural alternative to missing teeth. In fact if you come to us at Sheen Dental and are fitted for a dental implant in Richmond then we are sure that unless they look very closely, your friends and family won’t be able to tell the difference between an implant and a real tooth. We use a colour match process to ensure that your teeth are well -matched for that seem less blend of artificial and natural. This gives you the appearance of a perfectly natural set of teeth that can ultimately make you look younger than your years.

If you want to find out more about how dental implants in Richmond can change your life for the better then visit our website at or call us on 020 8876 5277 to book your free, no-obligation consultation today.


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