Many patients have had porcelain veneers, crowns, inlays, fillings and onlays to "fix" their teeth but none of them realize why they are victims of premature aging. Patients with collapsed bites need full mouth reconstruction rather than "fixing" individual teeth. These patients have posterior (back teeth) bite collapse, which contributes to premature aging of their faces.
This patient is a prime example of a collapsed bite that caused premature aging that was reversed. Imagine reversing 10 or more years of aging, feeling better, sleeping better, chewing better and looking a lot better.
This patient’s collapsed bite contributed to facial collapse as a result of a loss in vertical dimension or loss of facial height. Veridical dimension rehabilitation reversed years of premature aging with lengthening of his bite and new jaw position. The non-surgical repositioning of the patient’s lower jaw is the key to a better facial profile and permanent facial support. You cannot do this type of treatment with traditional smile type of dentistry.
There is no need for chin augmentation because the chin will no longer look small. Naturally, the best full mouth rehabilitations consider gum disease, TMJ problems, tooth loss and aesthetics but developing the optimal jaw position is one of the technologies utilized in this office.
Beware; there are many variations of the full mouth reconstruction treatment. Dentists that treat patients have totally different results and totally different treatment methods.
A collapsed bite reconstruction actually requires getting the lower jaw in the best position to augment the patient’s face. Worn down teeth should not be ground down but actually built up.
His upper teeth were worn down so badly that they could not be seen which is typical of patients in their 50's, 60's and 70's. Many of our patients complain that nobody can see their upper teeth unless they make the biggest smile possible. For this patient, his upper teeth did show because they were worn down flat and yellow. Collapsed bites and premature aging are directly related to how a patient looks and feels. It is also directly related to their health because patients that have received his exclusive Face Lift Dentistry® treatment, sleep better, breath better, chew their food better, speak more clearly and have better digestion.
Faces that the ideal jaw position, bite and facial support from the teeth are younger looking faces. He had suffered with bite collapse and he needed a dentist that could offer an advanced reconstruction option. He knew that his family dentist could not give him the care that he needed so he started looking for the best cosmetic dentist in Los Angeles. One of his children told us that he actually found Dr. Muslin on the Internet after searching for the best cosmetic dentist.
At his consultation it was clear that his bite was worn down and it was out of balance. He was way over-closing and his teeth were no longer supporting his face and soft tissue. His upper teeth were completely hidden when he spoke and barely visible when he smiled. Dr. Muslin pointed out, using his profile picture, that his upper lip was also sunken in and that his lower jaw was protruding. All of this was making him look much older than his actual age.
Dr. Sam Muslin was honored with "LA's Best" cosmetic dentist award for the remarkable results achieved in Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Malibu and Los Angeles. The main reason he was selected as the best bite reconstruction dentist is because of his well documented, unaltered "before and after" case studies using his exclusive Face Lift Dentistry® method with photos.
The anti-aging benefits are significant and it completely reverses years of premature aging. The foundation of teeth requires healthy jaw bone that is free of periodontal disease. He has a proven method for his patients to completely stop the gum disease process without surgery in most cases. Bone density is important and most patients have adequate bone density without the necessity of bone grafts if the bite is developed by an expert. Short teeth can be lengthened, cracked teeth can be strengthened and tooth movement can be minimized with the optimal bite utilizing his exclusive Face Lift Dentistry® treatment method.
The importance of a stable and optimized bite with no pain when chewing or when opening your mouth cannot be over emphasized. A bite that does not cause stress or wear on the teeth with correct occlusion has profound benefits on the health of the patient. This type of dentistry will help the patients live longer and live a healthier life. Patients that sleep well and chew their food effectively have better digestion for the rest of their lives.
The ability to breath easier creates a higher blood oxygen level naturally without drugs. Dr. Sam Muslin believes that most patients that do not have the optimal bite for their faces and bone structure will not live life to it's fullest. He also believes that developing the optimal jaw position relieves facial tension that improves the health of the patient for the rest of their lives.
A smile makeover is very limited in scope as the cosmetic dentist is only concentrating on the smile. However, this patient could have a better smile without improving his facial profile. That would be a shame. The goal of a smile makeover is limited while the goal of Face Lift Dentistry® has not limits. The goal is to get the very best everything!
Face Lift Dentistry® was the best treatment plan that could go beyond a full mouth restoration to achieve results for his entire face. While he needed his bite restored, it was the correction to his upper lip and jaw position that made him look 10 years younger.
His profile is dramatically improved because his jaw is now positioned ideally, his teeth are supporting his lips, and the overall length of his face has been restored. In his profile view you will see a significant reduction in the wrinkles around his eyes in his after photo. Now that his jaw and teeth are supporting the soft tissue of his face, all of the fine lines are minimized and smoothed. The entire treatment was completed quickly without any days off from work and his entire face saw great results.
The color, shape, size and proportions of teeth are critical when creating wider smiles. Showing more or less gum are also critical elements in the total facial support and facial length of the patient. Even more important is the facial profile. The chin position determines how large the lower jaw appears. If the chin is pushed back from a deep overbite which is typical of the senior patients, the chin looks small. If the patient has had Face Lift Dentistry® treatment, the chin will appear much larger.
Additionally, the chin position has a direct affect on the facial profile. The profile of the face is determined by the position of the lower jaw and the lower jaw position is determined by the bite created by the dentist. The ultimate level of dental care develops the best bite and jaw position to create the best facial profile for each individual patient.