As life spans get longer and longer, occlusion is a dental problem that rears its head more and more frequently. Mechanical wear on teeth contributes to the dynamics of structural facial collapse. As the teeth get shorter, our lips get thinner, and the lower face begins a slow collapse over years that adds unnecessary wrinkles and creates a rounder, older-appearing facial structure. Most patients that experience small chins and short round faces have an overbite.
The elements of occlusion are increasingly more important as the life span increases. Wear on our teeth contributes to the structural dynamics of facial collapse. The lips get thinner as the teeth get shorter. The lower face begins a slow facial collapse that adds unnecessary wrinkles and a round older facial structure and sometimes cause a slanted smile.
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As we age, our teeth become the indicator of the rate of the aging process and the clarity of our ability to speak.
Older Faces, Smaller Chins and Bad Bites. Learn how tooth grinding will make you look older and make your face shorter. Face Lift Dentistry® will reverse the effects of tooth grinding.
Face Lift Dentistry ® by Sam Muslin DDS has the ability to technically reposition the jaw, increase the vertical dimension of the face and physically lengthen the entire face. No facial surgery is need. Only the teeth are treated. The occlusal dynamics of aging are completely reversed in just two visits, which can achieve facial lengthening that is impossible for a plastic surgeon to accomplish.
Traditional cosmetic dental care would place porcelain veneers making his smile look better. However, the shape of his face would remain the same. The Dental Face Lift is far more comprehensive in terms of the functional requirements placed on the dentist but the final results exceed the expectations of porcelain crowns or porcelain veneers or Lumineers ®
To treat the entire face is advantageous because we are only smiling about 3% of the time. The other 97% of the time the patients are at rest and a short face makes the patient look like they mad about something. Most of the time we are at rest or speaking and the advantages of the Dental Face Lift benefit the appearance 100% of the time.
To encompass the shortened lower face, the collapsed bite, the deep over bite, the weak looking chin caused by his jaw position, the flattened lips and creasing in the corners of his mouth, the dentist has to understand the evolving aspect of facial functioning dynamics.
To ultimately customize the care for the individualized characteristics of the patient all levels of high tech dentistry must be engaged. The goal of treatment is to render care that requires little down time to the patient yet achieve results that revitalize the entire facial complex.
For those patients interested in Face Lift Dentistry®, please contact Dr Sam Muslin.