Reviewed by Dr. Sam Muslin | Last Updated on 06/09/2020
What is Facial Collapse? Although denture patients are prone to prominent signs of facial collapse, it is surprisingly a condition that affects all of us.
The Face Lift Dentistry® method offers a functional face-lift that a plastic surgeon cannot offer. The functional face-lift is structural as the teeth and bite are corrected in such a manner that the jawline and the facial proportions are structurally improved. This method has significant health benefits using the non-invasive VENLAY® Restoration.
Patients can get a functional facelift with additional benefits that a plastic surgeon cannot offer, and improve their health at the same time.
When our patients return home, the general reaction of their friends seems to be one of surprise. Suddenly, they appear younger. Our patients also feel younger, and this shows. Their friends can’t figure out what was done, as the results look so natural. Patients appear to be “aging backward.”
This functional facelift treatment recovers the lost tooth structure from years of wear by replacing it without drilling down your healthy teeth. When the lost tooth structure is replaced, the patient gets a structural facelift as the bite is corrected. However, the best part of the Face Lift Dentistry® comprehensive treatment is that the amount of tooth structure that VENLAY® Restorations replace can transform the patient’s life with a functional and aesthetic combination treatment. Some patients need larger teeth to support their faces. The VENLAY® Restoration can be customized to each individual tooth to accomplish reversing facial collapse and reverse the effects of aging faces and bite correction at the same time.
What separates this method from any other method is that it is non-invasive and can improve the shapes of the teeth, correct bites, improve the patient’s ability to sleep better with a larger airway opening because of the JawTrac® jaw positioning. Patients are getting non-surgical overbite treatment without the pain, risk of drilling away tooth structure.
Getting the face structurally balanced and having the jaw in the right position is a long-term health benefit. Patients sleep better because the airway is larger and there is more room for the tongue. We all can speak better when the space available for the tongue is big enough for normal healthy face-lift function. The functionality of the JawTrac® and VENLAY® with the Face Lift Dentistry® elevates this functionally cosmetic face-lift treatment into the level of healthcare.
It only takes two visits that last for 1 to 5 days for the first visit, depending on how much dentistry you need, and how long your JawTrac® testing takes. Most patients that have healthy teeth and gums get treatment started in 1 or 2 days, and then all patients return for 5 days to complete treatment. Why does it take five days? Because after the VENLAY® Restorations are bonded, it takes a couple of days to adjust everything to you. Dr. Muslin can adjust your bite for comfort and he can help you chew better and speak more clearly. Most importantly, he can create the aesthetics by shaping the edges that make your smile customized to your preferences.
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