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24 July 2017

Dental Implants Manchester – Can They Reverse The Signs of Ageing?

It seems more and more of us Brits are opting for a little help when it comes to slowing down the ageing process. As a result cosmetic procedures such as Botox Manchester and dermal fillers are booming. However, in spite of this, many people who suffer with missing teeth overlook the fact that dental treatments such as dental implants Manchester can also help to regain youthfulness. For this reason you might want to seek help from a smile dentist in Manchester

Signs of ageing caused by tooth loss

Having a full set of teeth is without doubt one of the best ways to hold onto a youthful appearance. Shrunken gums and missing teeth are often giveaways of advancing age, not to mention the poor oral health and gum disease that often results from these issues.

When you lose a tooth your jawbone is no longer stimulated by the tooth’s root. As a result the bone begins to shrink away and deteriorate. This is because your body realises that the bone is no longer needed and it could make use those minerals elsewhere.

So how quickly does bone deteriorate after tooth loss?

After the first year of losing teeth, the width of your jawbone decreases by approximately 25% but over the course of 10-20 years it will begin to shrink back completely. This can often leave a person’s face with a sunken look, meaning you can possibly look up to 10 years older than you actually are.

Our lips can also be affected. Over time, they lose muscle tone, meaning they become narrower and thinner. The upper lip can begin to sag and the bottom lip may droop. The cheeks pull inwards and lose support and facial wrinkles can be exacerbated too. Moreover, a person can develop social and self-esteem issues too, as missing teeth are known to have a seriously negative impact on self-confidence.

Thankfully, all these problems can easily be avoided through the use of dental implants. Manchester residents should know that implants can both restore their smile and prevent facial ageing.

Why dental implants?

For patients who have lost teeth, whether because of decay or trauma, the good news is that there’s more than one solution. The bad news is that while a bridge or a denture can close the gap, it’s really only a temporary solution as they can’t halt the bone loss process.

Another point to consider is that when the jawbone shrinks significantly, it’s almost impossible to keep dentures securely in place. This is why you may experience or see other people’s dentures awkwardly slipping or sliding around the mouth. Not only does this make eating extremely difficult, but it can also cause painful sores as it rubs against the mouth.

Conversely with dental implants, Manchester patients can prevent and slow down any bone loss and preserve facial contours. But how?

When implants are surgically inserted into the jawbone, the surrounding bone tissue fuses to your dental implant. By doing so, it creates a strong platform. When a crown is finally fitted it helps to ensure proper chewing function and at the same time exerts the necessary forces on the jawbone in order to keep it both healthy and functional.

In addition a ‘full mouth’ means that any loose skin is now fully supported, so no more reliance on anti-ageing measures like Botox. Manchester patients however will note that cosmetic procedures such as Botox and dermal fillers can be used to further enhance the look of dental implants if necessary. At our smile dentist Manchester for example, we use them to complement a procedure, as well as administering them as stand-alone treatments.

So what exactly are dental implants?

Dental implants are titanium posts that are surgically placed into your jawbone. They’re designed to mimic a tooth’s natural root. Once inserted, healing can take between 3-6 months,  The platform can then be used to hold a single tooth, a bridge and/or removable/permanent dentures.

The truth is that dental implants can reverse problems associated with tooth loss, facial ageing, and lip support. In fact, once cheeks and lips are properly supported, any sunken appearance or sagging will quickly disappear. This is along with improved chewing function, an aesthetically pleasing new smile, improved oral health, and of course a newfound confidence. I guess you could say that dental implants really are a win win situation.

Remember, you don’t have to put up with missing teeth. Our smile dentist in Manchester can help you restore full bite function and a youthful appearance with dental Implants in Manchester. It’s good to know that Botox, Manchester isn’t the only solution to restoring the ageing process. Contact Church Road Dental & Cosmetics today to discuss your options further.  To book an appointment call on 0161 486 0743 or visit our website www.cheadlehulmedental.com.

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