One of the consequences of missing teeth is that your face can gain a sunken appearance. Dentures are supposed to perform all the functions of your missing teeth, from chewing and speaking to giving you an attractive smile, but poorly designed or manufactured dentures often fail at these functions. If you are unhappy with the appearance or function of your smile, Scott Young DDS can help. We can give you better-looking and better-functioning dentures to rejuvenate your appearance.
This page contains basic information about how better-fitting dentures can improve your facial appearance. To learn how better-fitting dentures can help you, please schedule a consultation with Houston cosmetic dentist Dr. Scott Young today.
Your Teeth and Your Appearance
Your teeth do more than just help you chew. They not only help you speak, they provide structural support for your face and jaw. Your skin and facial tissues grew to accommodate the dimensions of your face when you had a mouth full of long, healthy teeth. When teeth shrink with wear or are lost altogether, you have excess skin and tissue that simply hangs loose on your face.
A surgical facelift would address this excess skin and tissue by cutting it away, but facelift dentures address it by restoring your teeth to their more youthful dimensions giving you a naturally younger appearance.
Your Teeth and Your Health
Teeth also play a number of important roles in maintaining your overall health. Without properly functioning teeth, it can be hard to eat a balanced diet, but your teeth also play a subtle and surprising role in your neuromuscular system.
The human posture is an unequalled miracle, with a large head and brain balanced atop the spine like a slender stack of blocks. Maintaining this balance depends on the subtle interplay of a number of muscles, including the muscles of the jaw. Properly fitting teeth put your jaw muscles in the position to play their part effortlessly and in harmony with other muscles. When your teeth become worn or if you have ill-fitting dentures, this harmony is disrupted, which can impact the balance of your neck vertebrae, causing a cascade of imbalance that can lead to a number of symptoms that may be hard to trace back to their cause.
Properly designed dentures take into account the role your teeth play in maintaining the balance of forces in your mouth, and only neuromuscular dentistry gives a dentist the tools to measure and restore these forces to harmony.
Why Choose Dr. Scott Young
Dr. Scott Young is the only LVI fellow in The Woodlands, Texas. At LVI, Dr. Young learned the principles of neuromuscular dentistry, and he brings that expertise to bear in every dental restoration he creates, not only dentures, but also dental implants and dental crowns.
To learn more about what makes facelift dentures different, please contact Scott Young DDS today for a consultation.