How Do Teeth Affect Your Appearance?
Your jaw and teeth do more than help you chew. They also play a large role in the structure of your face. Over time, it’s normal for teeth to become worn. In your 30s and 40s, this becomes even more of a problem. Unfortunately, tooth enamel doesn’t regenerate which results in uneven teeth and a threat to your appearance and overall dental health.
If you’ve lost one or more teeth, or have worn, uneven teeth, you might notice your face looks compressed or sunken. Most of our non-surgical facelift patients complain that their cheeks look hollow, their chin and nose are close together, or they have more wrinkles around their mouth. These are all physical symptoms of unbalanced bites and tooth wear.
As teeth wear, they begin to shift in your mouth. This results in a loss of muscle elasticity that creates an unbalanced demand on your facial muscles. When the muscles misalign, this causes straight on the skin, around the eyes, neck, and lip and can even induce sagging, wrinkles and for your facial features to become distorted. Patients also complain that they have difficulty speaking, chewing and communicating through facial expression.
Utilizing our digital imaging suite, Dr. Chris Hill can create images to show you will look like before and after a non-surgical facelift. This will show you your potential results so you can confidently commit to treatment.