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Depending on how many you have, missing teeth can make chewing and speaking a difficult task. In addition, other teeth often migrate towards the open space, which disrupts the alignment of your smile. Missing teeth, however, an also put years on your appearance, making you look much older than you really are. While it is easy to see how missing front teeth can jeopardize your aesthetics, missing molars can also contribute to an aged appearance.

Premature facial aging refers to the hallowed or sunken appearance in the lower third of the face when the jawbone atrophies or diminishes. What does missing teeth have to do with bone loss in your jaw? Everything!

Your jawbone needs consistent stimulation in order to retain its form and structure. This is done through biting and chewing. However, when there is no tooth and tooth root in place to stimulate the jaw bone, it naturally gets resorbed within the body over time. In fact, in just one year after tooth loss, there is a 25% decrease in bone width! After 3-4 years, patients may lose as much as 4 millimeters in the jawbone height.

Unfortunately, when your jaw bone loses form, so does your lower face. If there are multiple teeth lost and bone loss progresses further, the lower third of the face will eventually collapse and the lips will start to sag. This “facial collapse” can often make people look old, unhappy or even tired.

Dental Implants are the Only Solution

While there is more than one way to replace a missing tooth, there is just one way to avoid bone loss in the jaw. Dental implants represent the only restorative solution that replaces the tooth as well as the tooth root. In doing so, the jaw bone regains proper stimulation and the risk of bone loss is drastically reduced. Even modern removable dentures don’t stop the progression of bone loss and subsequent facial aging. As a bonus, dental implants look and feel more natural than any other treatment option, and the success rate exceeds 95%!

To find out if you are a candidate for dental implants, please call 1899 Dental Implant. If you are concerned you’ve already lost too much jaw bone to hold a dental implant, we can explore the possibility of bone grafting before implant surgery. Missing teeth shouldn’t make you look older or less happy than you really are. Let our implants specialists help you today!

Posted on behalf of 1899 Dental Implant

2733 Elk Grove Blvd #160
Elk Grove, CA 95758

Phone: (877) 468-1899

Monday - Thursday 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday - Closed

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Our Patient Reviews

Liz B.

Went there for Free consultation and I went to 3 different dental implant places, and all were like at least $2400 more than here, I am so glad I found them, there office is modern.

Mark F.

I came to check their facility in Elk Grove, I called the 1899 number and the lady upfront was very nice and she scheduled me for free implant consult and when i reached their i was thrilled as facility was very modern, I got my CT scan done, no charge, whereas my oral surgeon in Sacramento wants to do it for $300 and dentist was very young, I was skeptical at first and I spoke to their other patients in the reception area and all say good things about him, I got my quote for 3 dental implants which is price of 1 dental implant from my oral surgeon here in downtown Sacramento. Go check them out they are good .

Brenda P.

Love there office in Elk Grove, they are best dental implant office in Sacramento, got my 2 implants done which I was waiting for so many years at almost half the price and they have latest technology, I am so excited to smile again, thanks to my friend who refereed me here and driving an hour was worth it.

Micheal S.

Got my All on 4 Implant dentures done here, prices were way cheaper than other places and doctors are very nice and knowledgeable.

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Such a great experience at one of their offices in Elk Grove, Ora dental Implant Studio, Dr. Dalla was very knowledgeable, I got my All on 4 procedure done and everyone compliment on my smile now, their prices were way much better than clear choice. If you are looking for All on 4 implant denture in Sacramento I would highly recommend go check them out.

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Best dental office to get your dental implants done in Sacramento.