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How to Look Younger with Dental Implants

How to Look Younger with Dental Implants

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Howto Look Younger With Dental Implants Dentist Holland, MI

Who doesn’t want to look younger? If you’ve lost one or more teeth, our Holland dentist may recommend dental implants to restore your smile. Implants look and function like natural teeth so you can eat, talk, and smile with confidence.

Getting older doesn’t mean you have to accept missing teeth and poor oral health. Our dentist has experience treating patients of all ages and can help you understand how aging affects your teeth, gums, and jawbone.

Are Dental Implants Worth It?

Dental implants are worth it because they make you look younger and improve your oral health. Your body is able to sense when you lose a tooth, absorbing minerals from your jaw to use elsewhere. Over time, your jaw loses the structure it once had and will collapse in on itself. Facial collapse can make it difficult to wear dentures comfortably and makes you look older than your chronological age.

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Improve Oral Health

Dental implants affect more than just the appearance of your smile—they also improve oral health. As soon as you lose a tooth, you are at risk for further tooth loss, jawbone deterioration, and facial collapse. Facial collapse not only changes the shape of your face but makes you look older. Fortunately, our dentist can help you find a solution that works for your smile.

It’s never too late to improve your oral health. If you’ve already lost jawbone tissue, ask our dentist if you’re a candidate for a bone graft. That way, you’ll have sufficient jawbone tissue to support dental implants.

Smile with Confidence

If you’ve ever felt self-conscious about missing teeth, you owe it to yourself to schedule an appointment with our dentist. Many of our patients report feeling more confident after getting dental implants. Unlike dentures, you don’t have to worry about avoiding certain foods or learning how to speak around a bulky oral appliance. Dental implants look and function like natural teeth.

A smile conveys confidence and optimism, which is important for forming good first impressions. How people respond to you often forms the basis of personal relationships and business partnerships. You owe it to yourself to show the world the best side of you.

Avoid Dentures

There are many ways in which we age. However, simply shrugging off poor teeth as part of aging can undermine more than your looks. People who wear dentures for years will eventually experience facial collapse once their lower jaw deteriorates enough. When this happens, it becomes difficult to refit dentures so patients can chew without pain.

Protect Remaining Healthy Teeth

If you’ve lost your teeth due to aging, injury, or illness, call our dentist as soon as possible to explore your tooth replacement options. Dental implants can help you look years younger by filling the gaps in your smile and preventing further tooth loss. Without a tooth implant, surrounding teeth will tilt toward the open space and eventually fall out. Dental implants replace missing teeth so you can look younger than your chronological age.

Request an Appointment

Dr. Brenton Habecker is dedicated to helping patients smile with confidence after tooth loss. Whether you are interested in dental implants or other tooth replacement options, you can count on his expertise. To request an appointment with our Holland dentist, call Macatawa Smiles at (616) 396-7524.

This blog post has been updated.


Dear Patient Family,

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a difficult time for all of us. Many of you have been forced to wait for dental care and we appreciate your understanding while we kept our office closed to follow orders from the Governor's Office.

We are happy to say that we are opening our office for all patient treatment on June 1st, 2020. Our hours of operation will go back to normal, Monday-Thursday 8am - 5pm. We want you to know that there will be some changes at your next appointment. Please be patient with us as our protocols will inevitably change as new guidelines are released.

  • We ask that you use our parking lot as the waiting room.
  • Please wear a mask when you come into the office and leave it on until entering the treatment room. Homemade is acceptable.
  • Only the person receiving treatment should come in the building, all others will be asked to wait in the car if at all possible. The exception will be for our minor patients who may have one parent accompany them.
  • We will be asking you some questions when you arrive at the office and we will also be taking your temperature.
  • We will not be able to offer magazines, drinks, or toys at this time as they cannot be disinfected to our standards. Eventually this will change and we will be happy to offer our amenities once again.

These changes have been made to adhere to the latest CDC guidelines and for the benefit of our patients and our staff. We want you to know that our office has always taken the safety of our patients very seriously and that we will continue to follow the highest levels of sterilization and disinfection to keep you protected. If you would like more information on what measures we have taken we would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

We cannot say how excited we are to see all of our patients again and to provide for their dental needs. We look forward to seeing all of your smiling faces soon!

Dr. Habecker and Team