When trying to take years off of your appearance you may color your gray hair or invest in skin treatments to reduce or hide your wrinkles, but did you know that if you wear dentures your mouth might be causing you to look older than you really are?
In a recent study conducted in the Netherlands, Dutch researchers photographed 800 people with their mouth closed and asked 60 people to guess their ages. Those surveyed were given additional information about lifestyle factors such as cigarette use and sun exposure to assist them with their estimation.
Dutch men who were non-flossing denture wearers were assumed to be over 9 years older than their actual age when respondents had to guess.
When teeth are missing, the alveolar bone that helps to form your jaw eventually dissolves away when it is no longer receiving the impact it used to from chewing. Traditional dentures are unable to replicate this pressure so denture wearers experience a change in the shape of their face and their jawline as the loss of this bone progresses.
Fortunately, there is an alternative to traditional dentures that can preserve the shape of your face and help you to look younger. All-On-4 full dental implants look and work just like real teeth so there is no bone loss or premature aging.
All-On-4 are better than traditional dentures because they can replace a full arch using only 4 implant posts. This permanent solution means that you won’t have to deal with messy gels and pastes, worry about them slipping while you speak or avoid eating your favorite foods. You can confidently go about your normal life knowing that they will work as well as your natural teeth and look just as good or better than your originals did.
With the advent of All-On-4, patients are enjoying a freedom that they never thought possible when they experienced the loss of multiple teeth. Each All-On-4 system is custom-crafted to give you a stunning smile that allows you to look and feel great.
Even if you were told in the past that you were not a candidate for dental implants due to severe bone loss, you may still be able to receive an All-On-4 full arch replacement since the posts are implanted at a diagonal and don’t require the bone depth that single dental implants do.
If you are interested in learning about the benefits of All-On-4 full dental implant, it’s time to schedule a consultation with us at Anthem Periodontics and Dental Implants. Our board-certified periodontists will conduct a comprehensive oral health examination to determine if the root cause of your tooth loss requires treatment and if All-On-4 is the best treatment option for your smile. Contact us today.