How Tooth Wear Leads to a Weak Chin
A weak or receding chin occurs when the lower jaw is positioned too far back. For some people, this is genetic or developmental. The jaw developed that way. But for many others, this is the product of aging and teeth wear.
As teeth wear down, the jaw is pulled up and back. As a result, a chin that used to be strong is now receded and out of position. Some of the tissue that was supposed to be pulled taut by the forward chin position is now hanging loose under the receded chin. This can lead to more excessive folding of the tissue under the chin.
The movement of the chin also compresses the forward portion of the face, causing the distance between the nose and chin to shrink. This can lead to more wrinkles around the mouth.
The problem is accentuated even more in the case of missing teeth. If you have lost your teeth, the jaw can move further up and back because you’re not just losing teeth, you’re also losing bone, and the chin can practically vanish. Traditional dentures aren’t well designed to reverse these effects.
Nonsurgical Facelifts Can Restore Your Profile
How can dentistry restore your profile? It’s simple: we just restore your teeth to their naturally youthful position. Restoring your teeth will bring the jaw back to its desired position. As a result, you will see a stronger chin, and you’ll notice a reduction in folds of fat under the chin.
Fountain of Youth Dentures™ can achieve a similar result for people who have lost teeth. They will properly replicate the youthful position of your jaw, helping to achieve a more youthful appearance.
The process can even sometimes be effective for people whose jaw never developed a healthy position in the first place. That means that you may be able to have a strong chin for the first time in your life.
Let Us Rejuvenate Your Appearance
If you’re unhappy with the effects of aging on your smile and on your facial appearance, we can help. And the benefits can go far beyond just your teeth: you’ll enjoy a rejuvenated facial appearance, with fewer wrinkles, less sagging tissue, fuller cheeks, and more.
To learn how you might benefit from a nonsurgical facelift in Savannah, please call (912) 234-8282 today for an appointment with a cosmetic dentist at Beyond Exceptional Dentistry.