Why Tooth Loss Makes You Look Older
There is a very strong relationship between the loss of teeth and the effects of aging on your face. Teeth are an important part of the support for the lower third of the face. They help support the jaw and maintain its optimal distance from the nose and forehead.
As teeth get worn down and lost, the distance between the jaw and these other structures shrink. Scientists call this the “concertina effect.” Just like compressing a concertina (similar to a small accordion) causes the folds to deepen, moving the jaw up toward the nose causes the skin and other tissues of the face to fold inward.
As a result, you might develop:
- Folds around the mouth and nose (nasolabial folds)
- Wrinkles around the mouth (lipstick lines)
- Sunken lips and cheeks
- Fold between the mouth and chin (labiomental crease)
- Hanging skin under the chin (turkey neck)
This is all because the skin and other tissues of the face are no longer being supported by proportional teeth and jaw structures.
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Why Traditional Dentures Don’t Make You Look Younger
Dentures are supposed to replace teeth, so why don’t traditional dentures replace your teeth and help you look younger again?
It’s simple: in the traditional denture process, dentists are just looking to replace teeth as chewers. Other functions of your teeth, such as looking good when you smile and supporting your facial tissue aren’t considered or are secondary. This means that most traditional dentures are short and are recessed to try to increase stability. That’s why they can’t really replace your natural teeth and rejuvenate your appearance.
The Fountain of Youth Dentures™: Better Appearance, Better Fit, Better Function
The Fountain of Youth Dentures™, on the other hand, are designed to truly replace your natural teeth. Dr. Rod Strickland developed the process using neuromuscular dentistry, which looks at your jaw as an integrated system of components.
Jaw muscles and joints developed in harmony with your teeth. Looking at the muscles and joints of the jaw, our denture dentists can “read” the appropriate height for your dentures, which helps them restore the youthful proportions of your face. It’s like a non-surgical facelift.
Other aspects of the complex The Fountain of Youth Denture™ fitting process help the dentures to anchor firmly in your mouth, even when you’re talking, laughing, or eating. It also balances the forces between the denture and your gums. This eliminates painful pressure points so you can comfortably wear your The Fountain of Youth Denture™ all day.
The Fountain of Youth Denture™ are also made using the latest materials and techniques. The teeth are made of the same material as some dental veneers, and the advanced layering technique used in making the denture base helps it look more like natural gums.
Are You Looking for the Best Dentures in Savannah?
If you are unhappy with your current dentures or want to avoid getting bad dentures in the first place, then The Fountain of Youth Denture™ are a great choice. Instead of the shortcomings of traditional dentures, you can enjoy the benefits of this new denture process.
To learn how The Fountain of Youth Denture™ can help you look younger and feel better, please call (912) 234-8282 today for an appointment with a Savannah denture dentist at Durham, offering Beyond Exceptional Dentistry.