Implant dentist helps patients near Richmond look and feel younger
If you are middle-aged or older, you are probably beginning to see unsettling changes in your body. You may be taking extra steps to keep your skin moisturized, manage your weight, and maintain muscle tone. Have you thought about what lies deeper? Facial bone diminishes with age, a process dramatically accelerated by missing teeth. Implant dentist, Dr. Olivia Hart, has the expertise to help patients in and near Richmond maintain youthful bone structure.
Bone and appearance
No matter how lovely your complexion or how bright your eyes, you look older when facial bone shrinks. Without this vital substructure:
- Lips look thinner and poorly defined.
- Skin wrinkles around the mouth.
- The lower half of the face caves in.
- Facial planes look angular.
- The profile no longer has a strong jawline.
- Skin sags at the jowls and neck.
Bone and oral function
Tooth loss allows remaining teeth to shift out of position, resulting in:
- Stains, cavities, and gum disease.
- TMJ disorders, headaches, sinus problems, and facial pain.
- Difficulty speaking clearly.
- Inability to chew nutritious foods.
The role of dental implants
Natural tooth roots stimulate strong, dense bone each time you bite down. A dental implant resides in the jaw, replicating a tooth root, and providing similar stimulation. Over time, bone fuses securely with the implant, providing support for a dental crown, bridge, or denture. Each time you chew, the implant helps to maintain facial bone, for more youthful appearance and normal function.
Dr. Hart had advanced training and a wealth of experience in dental implant planning, placement, and restoration. Through every stage of the process, she takes a biological approach, using only the safest available materials and methods for your unique body chemistry. With this level of personalized attention, her implant success rate is quite high.
If you are near Richmond, Dr. Hart is the implant dentist to see. Call (804) 381-6238.Back to Dental Implants Page