teeth are removed, the jawbone begins a continuous, lifelong process of resorption, or shrinkage. As a result, there is a collapse of facial support, less height in the lower third of the face, loss of facial and lip muscle tone, and weakening of the chewing muscles.
The main physiological benefit of dental implants is that they preserve bone. The implants stimulate the jawbone as the tooth roots once did. By doing so, facial contours are maintained also. With natural lip and cheek support, the implants help maintain your youthful appearance.
Robert G. Tupac, DDS, FACP, Inc.,
Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics
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