Summertime means everyone will be spending more time outside, and that means plenty of pictures will be taken. You should never feel like you need to hide your pearly whites, but a gap in between teeth can make anyone self-conscious. Fortunately, dental implants can rejuvenate your smile and give you the freedom to smile big once again.

 Dental Implants Look and Feel Like Natural Teeth

 No one even has to know you have a dental restoration because the dental implant will look just like the rest of your teeth. It blends in perfectly because the crown can be made out of porcelain, which closely resembles enamel. You will also be able to eat normally, so there is no need to change your order when you go out to eat with friends.

 Dental Implants Prevent Other Cosmetic Issues

 A gap toward the back of the mouth may not be noticeable, but it will cause other problems that are extremely apparent. When one tooth goes missing, the others neighboring it will shift out of position to accommodate for the extra space. This gives you a more crooked smile, and you may need orthodontics before the missing tooth can be replaced.

 Dental Implants Halt Premature Aging

 Another side effect of missing teeth is facial sagging. Without a tooth root to stimulate the jawbone tissue, that area of the mouth will begin to degrade, reducing the distance between the chin and the tip of the nose. This can also result in thinning lips and wrinkles around the mouth. This can make people look older than they actually are.

 Talk to Our General Dentist About Dental Implants Today

 Get ready for the summer by scheduling an appointment at the office of Dr. Jeffrey Alvarado in McAllen, TX. Contact us to schedule your next visit, and our general dentist will determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants. Before you know it, you will no longer be keeping your mouth shut for photos.