Tooth loss leads to bone loss. Implants prevent facial collapse and bone atrophy to help you preserve your facial features and enjoy a more invigorated lifestyle.
Without teeth, the jawbone loses density and volume that can rarely be regained predictably. Years of bone loss can lead to facial collapse causing a change in a measurement we call Vertical Dimension, which is the specific distance between the tip of the nose and the tip of the chin.
Without implants this distance shrinks over time causing a sunken-in face that can give a prematurely aged look. Often times when we provide implant care our patients will come back to us and say they get asked if they've had cosmetic surgery because of the change to a more youthful appearance.
We historically used Botox and Juviderm to get this same "facelift effect" but in order to see results you would have to re-do the fillers once or twice a year. With implants this effect is built into the prosthetic so it is permanent.