If you are unhappy with a sagging face… sagging facial tissues, you may be considering getting facelift surgery done. Surgical facelifts can attempt to restore your youthful appearance by cutting, stretching, and re-positioning facial tissues. Often the best way to rejuvenate your appearance is to restore those underlying structures so that your teeth and bones are back in the position they once occupied, with a non-surgical dental facelift. This is because the sagging facial tissues are mostly responding to changes in your mouth and jaw that help to shape your face.
Your mouth is a central feature in your facial appearance not only because your smile is one of the first things people notice about you, but because it provides the framework on which your facial appearance is built. When your facial appearance is first developing, your teeth, skull, and jaw all grow together. Ideally, they create a harmonious structure that gives you an optimal facial appearance. However, with age your teeth can become worn, lost, or move out of position. The result is not just changes to your smile, it’s changes to your facial shape and proportion.
Non-surgical dental facelifts work by restoring your teeth and mouth to their former state to improve your facial appearance. If you have lost teeth, your face will lose length, becoming more flattened and round. Your cheeks and lips may become sunken. Typical dentures may not help much because they do not stay in place to fill the role your lost teeth performed. Properly fitted dentures, on the other hand, can restore your facial appearance. Even if you haven’t lost teeth, chipped, cracked, or crooked teeth can cause your jaw to move out of alignment. Your jaw can also be moved out of place by injury or a concussive jolt. Poorly positioned jaws can give you the appearance of a receding chin (which can make your nose look large) or crooked jaw.
Dental facelift procedures involve restoration of the dimensions of the teeth in order to achieve an excellent aesthetic and functional recovery with respect to the facial contours. This may be accomplished by the use of composite buildups, “table tops”, venlays and crowns. In situations where there is lack of teeth, dental implants may be used to provide fixed supports for the dental crowns and bridges.