Just because we all age doesn't mean that any of us want to age faster than we're supposed to. If you look significantly older than you should, you're probably wondering why and what you can do about it. The answer might not be what you would think.
Are Your Teeth Making You Look Older?
Are several of your teeth badly damaged or even missing altogether? If so, it may be affecting your appearance more than you know. Not only do dental problems affect your appearance when you smile, but they can also make you look significantly older than you actually are even when your mouth is closed.
How Your Teeth Affect Your Smile
Your teeth aren't just used for eating, speaking and smiling. They are also an important part of your facial structure. Without teeth to push your lips out, they begin to sink inward, giving you a sunken appearance. Without teeth to elongate your face, your face shape begins to shorten, causing your excess facial skin to wrinkle around your mouth. Whether you realize it or not, your teeth have a dramatic effect on your appearance.
How Dentures Can Help
Thankfully, if your premature aging is caused by your missing or damaged teeth, the solution is simple. Visit your favorite local dentist, Garrett B.K. Oka, DDS at Sweet Tooth Dental in Kona, for a pair of removable dentures.
Today's dentures aren't like the dentures your grandmother wore years ago. Instead, today's dentures are completely natural looking, convenient and comfortable. They feel great, and they'll make you look great as well. They can even take years off of your appearance!
Getting older shouldn't mean you have to look older. If you're ready to look young, attractive and vibrant again, visiting your Kona dentist can help. Call Sweet Tooth Dental in Kona to set up an appointment with a dentist today. Dr. Oka will have you looking and feeling your best in no time!