If you have suffered the loss of one or more teeth, you have several options for replacing them. Traditional dentures can make you look older, and the longer you wear them, the older you will look. Fountain of Youth ® Dentures, on the other hand, can help you look much younger. FOY ® Dentures can turn back the clock, helping you to look years, even decades younger.
But if you truly want to maintain your youthful appearance, dental implants are the best approach to restoring lost teeth.
Prevent Bone Loss
One of the keys to helping you maintain a youthful appearance is avoiding bone loss associated with tooth loss. Your teeth stimulate the bone in your jaw, and once the teeth are gone, the body begins to remove the bone that supported them.
Traditional dentures can actually accelerate bone loss. The dentures can put excessive pressure on some areas in the jaw, which causes the body to remove bone even faster. FOY ® Dentures don’t do that. But even with FOY ® Dentures, some small amount of bone loss continues.
However, dental implants, because they’re embedded in the jawbone, can stimulate the jaw so that the body maintains and even builds up new jaw bone. This helps you maintain the youthful profile that you gained with FOY ® Dentures.
Maintain Healthy Eating Habits
Because dentures make it hard to eat, many denture wearers have to change their eating habits. This often includes giving up the healthy foods that you’re supposed to eat every day, such as unprocessed meats and vegetables. And instead of these healthy foods, what do you substitute? Often, it’s foods that are high in fat, sugar, and salt. This can lead to unhealthy weight gain.
On the other hand, some people have such poor chewing function that they give up eating to some extent. They eat only when they’re very hungry. And then meals aren’t very large, in part because they just don’t have the time or patience to eat large amounts of food. This can lead to unhealthy weight loss.
And whether a person is eating inefficient food or not enough food, they may experience tiredness, which also makes them seem older than they really are.
But one of the benefits of dental implants is that you can keep eating all the foods that keep you happy, healthy, and active.
Stain and Wear Resistance
One clue that people look at to guess your age is the color of your teeth. Natural teeth tend to become stained as you get older, and traditional dentures are also susceptible to staining. However, FOY ® Dentures and other restorations on dental implants are stain resistant. If properly maintained, they can avoid staining for decades.
People also look at the wear on your teeth as a sign of your age. Natural teeth can get worn down by a bad bite, a coarse diet, or teeth grinding. Traditional dentures are also likely to get worn down because they’re not made of very durable materials.
But FOY ® Dentures and other dental implant restorations that we use are made of very strong materials, so they’re unlikely to wear down under normal use. You can maintain a more youthful tooth proportion. So, even though you’re getting older, your dental implants will still look beautiful.
Live as Young as You Feel
Your age may be increasing, but that doesn’t mean you have to look or feel old. If you’re wanting to maintain your youthful energy and appearance, dental implants and restorations like FOY ® Dentures can help.
To learn how you can get tooth replacements in Savannah that will defy aging, please call (912) 234-8282 today for an appointment with a cosmetic dentist at The Durham Office, providing Beyond Exceptional Dentistry.