Dental Implant Dentist Jenison, MINothing makes you look your age (or older) more than missing teeth. If you’ve recently lost a tooth, your dentist may recommend dental implants to fill the gaps in your smile.

Our dentists can help you explore your tooth replacement options, including dental implants. We have experience working with patients of all ages and can help you understand the effects of aging on teeth, gums, and jaws.

Turn back the clock with dental implants

Avoid Dentures

There are many ways in which we age. However, simply shrugging off poor teeth as part of aging can undermine more than your looks. People who wear dentures for years will eventually experience facial collapse once their lower jaw deteriorates enough. When this happens, it becomes difficult to refit dentures so patients can chew without pain.

Protect Remaining Healthy Teeth

If you’ve lost your teeth due to aging, injury, or illness, call our dentists as soon as possible to explore your tooth replacement options. Dental implants can help you look years younger by filling the gaps in your smile and preventing further tooth loss. Without a tooth implant, surrounding teeth will tilt toward the open space and eventually fall out. Dental implants replace missing teeth so you can look younger than your chronological age.

Improve Oral Health

Dental implants affect more than just the appearance of your smile—they also improve oral health. As soon as you lose a tooth, you are at risk for further tooth loss, jawbone deterioration, and facial collapse. Facial collapse not only changes the shape of your face but makes you look older. Fortunately, your dental implant dentist can help you find a solution that works for your smile. For example, our dentist may recommend all on 4 dental implants if you’re missing several teeth.

It’s never too late to improve your oral health. If you’ve already lost jawbone tissue, ask your dentist if you’re a candidate for a bone graft. That way, you’ll have sufficient jawbone tissue to stabilize your dental implants.

Smile with Confidence

If you’ve ever felt self-conscious about missing teeth, you owe it to yourself to schedule an appointment with our dental implant dentist. Many of our patients report feeling more confident after getting dental implants. Unlike dentures, you don’t have to worry about avoiding certain foods or learning how to speak around a bulky oral appliance. Dental implants look and function like natural teeth.

A smile conveys confidence and optimism, which is important for forming good first impressions. How people respond to you often forms the basis of personal relationships and business partnerships. You owe it to yourself to show the world the best side of you.

Our dentists have plenty of experience helping patients restore their smiles after tooth loss. Whether you’re interested in dental implants or other tooth replacement options, you can count on our expertise. To schedule your consultation with one of our Jenison dentists, call McMahon Family Dental at (616) 457-2710.