In the popular makeover tv show MooiMaak, Dr JJ Serfontein improves the lives of guests by transforming their unique smiles. One particular participant, Yolande, was over the moon to say goodbye to the gaps in her teeth. The improvement in her teeth and gums also had a positive effect on the beauty of her face. We achieved this amazing look by replacing her missing teeth with dental implants.
Just like Yolande, you too, can get the smile of your dreams.
Let’s take a look at how dental implants can enhance your smile and your oral health.
Dental implants instantly enhance your smile
Having missing teeth can present a lot of problems for someone who loves to show off their smile. If you are self-conscious about the gaps in your teeth, or you tend to hide them in pictures, dental implants can help. A healthy, beautiful smile does more than just alter your appearance; it can truly boost your confidence.
Dental implants make you look more youthful
Missing teeth can lead to jaw collapse and shrinkage- factors that can alter the lower face and make it look more aged. To fix this issue, we place dental implants into the jaw and these function as brand new tooth roots. The implants prevent the body from absorbing the minerals from the area around a missing tooth, which helps keep the facial structure intact. Dental implants also add support to the lips to ensure plumper lips and more a youthful look in that area.
You can enjoy all your favourite foods
Replacing your teeth with implants can improve your bite force remarkably since implants integrate with your jawbone and help to improve your chewing muscles. After your dental implant procedure, you will need to eat soft foods for a while. However, once you have fully healed from the procedure, you will be able to eat and enjoy all the foods you love. You’ll also be able to reintroduce more nutritious foods back into your diet.
Dental implants allow you to speak properly
Gaps between teeth can also cause lisps. Air is also able to escape when you make sounds, resulting in a whistling sound. Dental implants will stay in place since they connect to your jawbone. Because of this, it will be easier to speak clearly and with confidence.
Dental implants improve oral health
Did you know that implants can help prevent future tooth loss?
Worn and old jawbones can cause the tooth roots on either side of the weak portion of the jawbone to be less stable, and that means those teeth are a lot more likely to fall out.
Gaps that are too large also create plaque traps, because food and debris have an increased amount of space in order to collect. They begin to develop harmful bacteria that eventually hardens on your teeth and gums. This can easily lead to tooth decay or gum disease.
Since implants are embedded into your jawbone, the metal post acts as an artificial root, stimulating the bone replacement cycle to help replace worn bone tissue and keep the jawbone healthy and strong. The result is healthier teeth and gums, with a decreased risk of tooth decay and gum disease.
Check out the amazing results we achieved with this Mooimaak participant!
One of our top Dentists, Melissa Brink, did a fantastic job restoring Yolande’s smile.
Find out more about dental implants
If you are impressed by the outcomes of Yolande’s smile makeover, contact us to find out how we can help you gain a flashing new smile.
Dr JJ Serfontein and his team have spent years creating outstanding smiles for people in South Africa and across the world.