Statistics suggest that if a woman lives to 50, she will live another 32 years (for a man it’s 28). So, as we age we want to keep up a youthful appearance and stay healthy.
Cosmetic dentistry doesn’t resolve this issue. It can provide whiter teeth and a better smile. However, 98% of the time, we’re not smiling. The goal has to be to improve our entire facial appearance including our bite and jaw position. This will result in the lovely by-product of a younger look and enhanced oral health.
As this patient discovered, this couldn’t be attained with Botox®, facial fillers or surgery. It was achieved with the dynamic Face Lift Dentistry® of Dr. Sam Muslin.
Face Lift Dentistry®
For this patient, only two existing crowns were replaced. Non-invasive porcelain veneers became the material of choice for the remainder of her teeth. It was not necessary to grind her natural teeth down. The overall results were stunning!
The bite and teeth created a perfect alignment to her’s face. In just two visits her jaw position improved.
Only her teeth were treated. No surgery or Botox was needed. The treatment was completed in three weeks. You can also notice on the profile photo how the wrinkles at the corner of her mouth have diminished.
About Our Bites
Our bite gets formed between the ages of six and thirteen. Quite randomly at that. In fact, if there were no contact with the opposite arch, they might still be erupting!
So, often, our bites are less than optimal for our mouth. We live with that and adapt to it as best we can. However, we can be doing that with short teeth, overbites or short bites. Unfortunately, we can remain unaware of the havoc these imperfect situations cause on our face, especially as we age.
About Facial Support
As our teeth wear down and age, our face loses vital support. The lips scrunch together, the neck becomes wrinkly and the face sags. We look downcast when in fact, we are at rest. It makes us look older than we are.
Some individuals opt for a face lift. However, in many cases, that’s not the most effective choice. A facelift cannot lengthen the face or provide cheek and lip support.
You can, though, receive this in a Dental Face Lift ®. The bite is lifted, the jaw re-positioned naturally and the teeth support the face the way they were meant to.
Non-Surgical Mouth Reconstruction and Facelift Dentistry, Santa Monica, CA