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
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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