Stop Facial Collapse with Dental Implants in Chandler AZ
When you are missing teeth, your jawbone can actually begin to shrink. Your face may acquire an aged appearance and sunken cheeks. This is called facial collapse. It isn’t an overnight process, but the change in appearance can be quite concerning. Facial collapse is not a purely aesthetic issue, either. Deterioration of the jaw causes discomfort and trouble eating. Your Chandler dentist, Dr. Arooni, explains how you can prevent facial collapse by replacing missing teeth with dental implants.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are one of the best ways to replace missing teeth. Small titanium rods are surgically implanted into the jawbone to provide an attachment point for one or more prosthetic teeth. Implant dentures are color matched to your existing teeth, and then attached to the supporting posts to give you a natural looking smile. Implant-supported dental prosthetics are convenient because you can eat with them, and clean them, just like your natural teeth.
How do Implant Dentures Relate to Facial Collapse?
Firmly anchored teeth are a beacon to minerals and nutrients that keep your jawbone healthy. When teeth are missing, your body will redirect the minerals and nutrients elsewhere. Traditional dentures only give the appearance of healthy teeth. The body still senses that your teeth are missing from the root, and facial collapse is likely to still occur. Not only is this disconcerting from a physical standpoint, but the change in facial structure will also affect how your dentures fit. Implant dentures provide the same signal for minerals and nutrients as natural tooth roots, so facial collapse is much less likely to occur in a dental implant patient.
To find out if dental implants are right for you, schedule an appointment with Dr. Arooni. You can reach our Chandler dental office at 480-855-1200. At Mark Arooni DDS Care, we are happy to serve patients from Chandler, Gilbert, Ahwatukee, Mesa, Tempe, Phoenix, the 85224 zip code, and surrounding areas.
By Mark Arooni DDS