The care of the mouth is not only to keep it healthy, but also to keep it contributing to the harmony of our face. One of the most successful techniques when it comes to combining dental health and facial aesthetics is implantology. Combined with other therapies, implant placement is playing an essential role in restoring harmony to faces that have lost their balance due to the loss of teeth. People sometimes do not think about the consequences deterioration and loss of teeth have for facial aesthetics. Not only is seeing ourselves without teeth, but we lose the bone support that includes the teeth, beautifies the smile and gives volume to lips and support the nasal tip. Above all, there is an advance in aging that should not come under normal conditions. The loss of teeth leads to tissue deterioration and causes premature aging of the skin. The thinning of the lips, the witch’s chin, or the fall of the nasal tip are manifestations that are caused by the deterioration of the mouth. Among all the reconstruction techniques, implantology is probably the one that can contribute the most to combine functionality and aesthetics. Implantology and facial aesthetics are two joined areas – it is impossible to understand one without the other. On the other hand, dental implants have undoubted advantages over other solutions such as removable dentures.
First, they contribute to the maintenance of the bone, not only because they are integrated into it but also because they often require bone reconstruction processes that revitalize the affected area. Also, fixed prostheses can provide that facial volume lost due to the absence of bone and gum in a more anatomical way than removable prostheses, thus helping to return to the natural state. To do this, we previously have to conduct a study of the person in a triple dimension: physical, technical and psychological. We have to analyze the facial parameters, the situation of the bone, the state of the muscles and the soft tissue. With this we obtain a diagnosis of the treatment that we have to perform from the technical point of view. But we also have to consider the psychological aspects, how the patient perceives himself and what expectations he has about the process. Diagnostic techniques and digital planning, (intraoral scanning, 3D scanning, virtual planning) will mark the path we must follow and show us the likely result we will obtain.