Cosmetic Dental Implants
Sometimes attractive esthetic dentistry isn’t about how white your teeth are, or how sparkly your smile is. Sometimes it’s about how you realize that, once again, you’ve gotten pieces of foods like lettuce peeking out from under your dental bridge just when you’re talking to a client about the new project. Maybe your smile’s appearance is ruined because your partial denture is continually slipping down when you forget yourself and smile too much. Or, what about that ugly rim of metal that runs along the upper edge of the fake tooth in your dental bridge. You remember, the metal that shines like a hubcap when you smile. Aaaaagh! Or, maybe you’ve had dentures for years and appear older than you really are from Facial Collapse Syndrome (FCS). FCS occurs because dentures just don’t transfer enough bite pressure to the upper and lower jaw bones. That causes the bones to shrink back and your face collapses vertically, etching wrinkles and lines around your cheeks, lips and chin. Faster and faster, you start to look older than your years. Plus, you look worried and upset all the time. Because the problem comes from your shrinking facial structure, Botox cannot fix Facial Collapse Syndrome.
Do you mask your smile due tobecause of spaces from missing teeth? Or, even worse, to hide the dentistry that your old dentist put there to fix the gaps? If you are missing one or more teeth and would like to speak, smile, and laugh again with comfort and confidence, there is good news! Dental implants are teeth that look and feel similar to your own. A dental implant is an artificial tooth root made from titanium that our dental implant team places into your jaw which can hold a porcelain tooth, porcelain bridge, or partial denture. Dental implants are an excellent option for people in good general oral health who have lost teeth or a tooth due to periodontal disease, injury, or another reason. Dental implants are actually longer lasting than traditional bridgework, dentures or partial dentures which all will need replacing periodically. Dental implants can literally last longer than you do. They are so natural looking and feeling, you may forget you ever lost a tooth. Your confidence in your smile affects your personal confidence, both personally and professionally. And, common sense tells us, a self-confident, bold smile is more esthetic than even the whitest teeth.