The Search For The Fountain of Youth
For over two thousand years, some have searched in vain for the proverbial “Fountain of Youth”. Supposedly, youth is restored to anyone who drinks of its waters.
In the 16th century, the legend became attached to the Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon. It is told that he was searching, in 1513, for the Fountain of Youth when he traveled to what is now Florida.
While such waters do not exist, the desire of most people is to at least maintain a youthful appearance for as long as possible, as evidenced by the wonderful use of cosmetics and fitness programs for many.
What do dental implants have to contribute to that much desired youthful appearance?
The answer to that question has different parts, all of which depend upon the results that occur when natural teeth are lost. The evidence of this is simply to look in the mirror and see the results that are evident when multiple, or all, teeth have been missing for many years. This is especially true for the denture wearer. When dentures are removed, the face sinks in because the normal bony support is missing, along with the teeth.
The reason this happens is because of a fundamental law of biology which is a rule of “use it, or loose it”. For example, when someone breaks a bone (an arm for example) and the arm cannot be used during healing, the muscles get weak due to being inactive. The same rule applies to the bones of the face.
With the use of dental implants, none of this need happen. While there is no “fountain of youth”, dental implants can prevent that “aged” look and even restore a much more youthful appearance to the face.
This is possible because dental implants stimulate normal bone health much the same way as natural teeth. When teeth are lost, and implants are placed soon after, almost all bone loss is prevented – along with preserving that youthful appearance and beautiful smile!
If teeth have been missing for many years, the remaining bone can be used to place dental implants for normal function and youthful looks.
If bone is severely destroyed by dentures, techniques are available to allow for the placement of dental implants. The benefits of stable teeth that do not move, normal function that allows you to eat what you want, and a beautiful, natural smile are available with dental implants.
Dr. Dale Entrekin has years of training and experience to offer you the wonderful, life changing benefits of dental implants. Your decision to allow Dr. Entrekin the privilege to discuss your particular needs with you, will be one of the most important steps you can take toward your own personal “fountain of youth” – dental implants.
Although Ponce de Leon never succeeded in his search, dental implants can offer the next best thing. Call Dr. Entrekin’s office today and make your appointment for your exam and dental implant consultation. You will be glad you did! 334-649-6299