Tooth Loss and Facial Changes

tooth loss and facial changesYes, Smile Sarasota makes dentures, but our goal is to help you KEEP your teeth and not make dentures. Have you ever seen someone without their dentures in? Their facial structure collapses inward. This is not only due to tooth loss…it is due to bone loss.

This process starts even if there is only one tooth is missing. Forty to sixty percent of the bone is lost in the first few months to one year after a tooth is extracted! Then the jawbone quickly shrinks. This leads to an aged look long before it’s time. The answer: dental implants.

And yes, Smile Sarasota does implant crowns. Give us a call at 941-957-3311 to explore your options and keep that young face!