Facial cosmetic surgery is more common than ever, and since 2019, the demand for Botox has risen by 54 percent and 75 percent for fillers. However, almost no one ever thinks that teeth might be to blame for ageing the face.
Longevita dentist Dr Izbel Aksit explained: “If your teeth are neglected, and as a result, you lose one or more tooth, this can affect the shape of your face. Your cheeks can sink inwards, and your face can get wrinkles.
“Tooth loss also weakens your jawbone in the long term, and missing teeth weakens the muscles on the cheekbones and affects the overall fullness of your face.
“If unilateral chewing is performed due to unilateral tooth loss, facial asymmetry occurs, since the muscles will work unilaterally.”
Front teeth tend to carry the most aesthetic weight, and therefore, not many people are bothered by the absence of the teeth in the back of the mouth.
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The shape of your jawline will also change, and eventually, it will affect the height and projection of your entire face.
This will make you look considerably older than you actually are.
And missing teeth will also affect your nutritional intake as you switch to a soft food diet.
That is why it’s important to get the missing tooth replaced as soon as possible.
In conclusion, while many people turn to fillers and Botox to treat wrinkles and loss of volume, they’re not always the right answer.
The underlying issue causing facial asymmetry and premature wrinkles may be missing teeth, after all. And improving your teeth structure could fix your facial imperfections.
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As for how one’s teeth can make them look younger, there are a few cosmetic dentistry treatments that can help; teeth whitening, Invisalign and porcelain veneers.
As you get older, teeth can become stained or change in colouration.
A professional teeth-whitening treatment, which can take place in about an hour, can make tooth enamel up to seven times whiter than its original shade, and surface stains will also disappear.
For anyone with crooked teeth, Invisalign makes straight teeth possible without braces.
The practically invisible aligners mean you can straighten your teeth on the down-low and, over about a year, get a brand new smile that makes you look years younger.
When you find yourself truly struggling with a host of oral health problems, it is far easier to go with a cosmetic dentistry solution that solves all of your concerns at once.
Porcelain veneers not only give a white, natural-looking, stunning smile that is complementary to mouth shape, face shape, and skin tone, they repair ailments; broken, missing, gapped, crooked, stained, or cracked teeth can all have new life again without extraction or serious repair.
As for what porcelain veneers, are, they are contact lens-thin ‘covers’ for teeth that are customised to look completely natural and transform a smile. They are also a guaranteed way to look younger.