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A Denture that Fills in Your Facial Profile

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Losing teeth can mean more than having empty spaces in your smile. It also means we lose bone structure in our jaws, as well as some of the fullness of our facial features. Add bone loss associated with time, and our appearance can gradually acquire a “sunken in” look that isn’t as youthful as it once was. Replacing your missing teeth can help restore some of this fullness, but sometimes it takes more than that. Thankfully, newer designs of dentures are now being created that not only restores your bite, but also fill in your face where age and bone loss is most noticeable. In essence, it’s as if the dentures are giving you a “facelift” while you’re wearing them.

These dentures are specially designed to replace your missing teeth while also replacing the lost fullness of bone and soft tissue structures surrounding your mouth. You see, when teeth are missing, it also causes bone in that area to go away. The soft tissues follow, leaving a sunken-in appearance. When the denture is designed to replace the natural depth of bone and soft tissues, it lifts the cheeks and fills in the face, almost reversing the appearance of age.

Not all dentures are designed to provide this natural “facelift.” You’ll need to discuss the pros and cons of different types of dentures with your dentist to decide which method is best for your personal needs. However, these specially designed dentures offer a comfortable alternative that guarantees an excellent fit in most patients. The treatment process is similar to other dentures and starts with a personal consult and oral exam.

Posted on behalf of:
Group Health Dental
230 W 41st St
New York, NY 10036

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