Tooth replacement not only serves to restore function but also creates natural balance of the face.
This is particularly obvious when you are missing multiple or many teeth and can suffer the following:
– Loss of lip fullness and support
– Drawn in cheeks due to missing back teeth
– Decreased lower facial height, giving the appearance of a chin sticking out
– Decreased distance from the base of your nose to your chin
When you loose your teeth the chin tends to swerve upwards towards the nose. This is an unsightly appearance and can be restored with tooth replacement.
The cheeks is another consideration. When you loose teeth the cheeks draw in and the lip line at the side of the mouth also goes to the back. The effect is sunken areas on the sides of our face. Having tooth replacement restores the support for the cheeks, balances the lip line and and balances lip dimensions.