Bite Collapse Causes Shorter Faces
What is a bite collapse? Age leaves no part of the body unaltered including your lower face. This means bones, tissue and skin. Everything. If you grind your teeth, you exacerbate the aging process. When you have small, worn down teeth, they cause the bite to be out of alignment. That, in turn, causes the face to collapse.
That is what happened to Dennis. As you look at the before picture of him, you can see how short his face looks. In fact, it causes his face to appear asymmetrical. The top part of the face appears longer than the lower half.
In Dennis’ case, his jaw was forced into a unnatural position. This worsens the bite. It can cause head and neck pain, not to mention difficulty chewing.
Master Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Sam Muslin
Dennis selected Dr. Sam Muslin to perform the bite reconstruction. Dr Muslin, DDS, MAGD, is a long time practitioner of cosmetic dentistry. He holds two distinctions:
- He has trademarked, perfected, and practices a complex dentistry procedure called Face Lift Dentistry®.
- His website contains dramatic before and after photographs of his patients
In addition to Face Lift Dentistry®, Dr. Muslin is an expert at many other cosmetic and corrective procedures. These include dental implants, teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, porcelain crowns, bridges, and much, much more.
He has treated individuals from all over the world. Including Dennis.
Dental Facelift Treatment for Dennis
The technical name for chewing is occlusion. For it to be easy to do for Dennis, the doctor had to bring the bite and the jaw into a harmonious relationship to each other. This is done via the teeth. He had to get Dennis’ teeth back to their natural position.
He did that by applying porcelain veneers. When the teeth were lengthened as a result of this, the bite fell into its natural place.
The Effect Of Face Lift Dentistry
You can see the difference in how the change in the shape of his teeth made his face look longer. It also improved his smile and with that came a new self confidence in his appearance.
In fact, after the treatment was completed, Dennis was blown away—both with the level of care received and how quickly it was done. He said:
Dr. Muslin accomplished much more than what my other dentist even proposed we could do. The professional care with his highly trained dental team also makes the experience so much easier.
Non-Surgical Mouth Reconstruction and Facelift Dentistry, Santa Monica, CA