Bite Collapse and the Aging Face
Natural wear and tear on our teeth is inevitable with age. As our teeth wear down, gravity slowly moves the facial tissues lower. Our lips begin to compress together and the creases on our faces get deeper. Although we can't avoid getting older, we can help the way we look at any age. With Face Lift Dentistry ®, you can reverse years of your face with slight additions to your teeth and without the need for corrective surgery.
What is Face Lift Dentistry ®
Face Lift Dentistry ® is the art and science of improving the patient's health and appearance by only working on the teeth. There are all various dental restorations or dental technologies available to completely revitalize the face; these include: dental implants, porcelain crowns, non-invasive porcelain veneers, cosmetic dental bonding, TMJ treatment, neuromuscular dentistry, laser dentistry, Cerec dentistry, porcelain veneers, and cosmetic treatment. The face-lift dentist must be highly trained and talented in order to provide the highest quality dental procedures.
Treatment can also improve the patient's health by removing all of the old fillings, old crowns and replace missing teeth. The goal is to first optimize the patient's dental health and then three-dimensionally augment the entire face with cosmetic dentistry.
Is Face Lift Dentistry ® Right For You?
Face-Lift Dentistry ® is not only for the baby boomer generation. As you can see on this website, the patients featured here vary widely in age. Even at a young age, our teeth can be ground short if our bite is not aligned properly. Some of us have always had a deep overbite and as we age we look older than usual. Deep overbites contribute to short lower faces, thin lips and weak-looking jaws. Our teeth get shorter with time as wear causes our teeth to flatten and our bites to deepen. The entire aging process caused by bite collapse, deep overbites, and underbites and can be reversed with Face-Lift Dentistry ®.
You don't need to be a movie star to want to look young and healthy. Most of the patients treated today are people who value a youthful and vibrant appearance, but the greatest benefit is the improvement in their health. Face Lift Dentistry ® is the total dental optimization in the health and comfort for each patient.
How is Bite Collapse Treated?
Dental treatment can be completely non-invasive. No-grinding veneers can be used to rebuild the entire dentition if the patient does not need crowns or fillings or have any missing teeth. The teeth are fitted with custom porcelain veneers (or partial porcelain crowns or partial gold crowns) in order allow the patient's jaw to naturally reposition. The face is lengthened, the lips are supported, if necessary, and the bite is dramatically improved. A patient can look dramatically different with non-invasive Face Lift Dentistry ®.
Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ)
The jaw joint or TMJ is a very critical component in dentistry. The dentist needs to be highly skilled in TMJ care and the equipment that is necessary to test the TMJ and make the best treatment decisions. (E.g.: Myomonitor, Doppler or EMG.) The dentist must be able to correct the patient's bite and support the facial structures while maintaining functional harmony between the TMJ and the patient's bite. Face Lift Dentistry ® is the ultimate combination of all of the dental technologies in one customized treatment plan for the patient.