Why does the human face age so drastically once teeth are lost?
The youthful human face gets most of its dimension from the presence of teeth. Upon losing your teeth, you lose that vital source of height. Regular dentures replace that height, to a limited extent.
Over time, the underlying bone in your mouth wears down, resulting in further loss of height. Without the natural height and support that comes from teeth, your cheeks will start to sink in and your lips will roll inwards. This is why length of face is seen as youthful, but an aged appearance is associated with tooth-loss.
Traditional dentures work perfectly well for most patients, but what makes facelift dentures worth a try?
Facelift are designed with your entire face in mind! You are carefully evaluated for what the natural height and shape of your jaw should be, and the way your muscles naturally contribute to the shape and motion of your mouth. These dentures are designed to complement your individual anatomy. This is considered neuromuscular dentistry.
When your dentures are created from a neuromuscular standpoint, you get specialized lift and support, while preventing further loss of bone. This “facelift” gives back the height lost, and tightens areas in the surrounding skin that have a sunken or wrinkled appearance. Gently smoothing out these surfaces creates a more youthful appearance.
Some patients report that these dentures are surprisingly easy to get used to. If you would like to experience a youthful “facelift” with the confidence of a quality-made set of dentures, ask your dentist today if facelift dentures are right for you!
Posted on behalf of:
Georgia Denture and Implant Specialists
203 Woodpark Pl #102
Woodstock, GA 30188
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