It’s no secret that with age, our face changes and acquires senile features. This is most often associated with the omission of soft tissues, and if we talk about dentistry, then with a decrease in the lower third of the face, which is fixed due to the upper and lower jaw.
This is almost a constant, that is, during life, minor changes in teeth occur in it. Unfortunately, the teeth change their height under different circumstances – physiological or pathological abrasion. Even if there is not a single filling on the teeth, then with a constant load (which is from 400 to 800 kg at the peak of chewing food), they begin to fray. Checking if you have this problem is simple enough. With the loss of enamel, the teeth can become rounded and look shorter. A color change will also be observed – a yellow color will appear in the middle of the tooth, and white around.
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When we have tooth abrasion, the lower third of the face is also underestimated. It is because of this that soft tissues, the corners of the mouth, cheeks sink, the shape of the chin changes.
How can this be fixed?
First of all, it will be a functional-cosmetic procedure, when we need to raise the bite, and we need to fix it on ceramic restorations, that is, on veneers, so when we work with the lower part of the face, we will restore the anatomical height and thereby tighten soft tissues and change the beauty of the smile. Most often, with this “rejuvenation”, the treatment plan consists of 20 veneers, when we restore the correct proportion of teeth and the lower third of the face. After that, this height is fixed on the back teeth using tabs or crowns.
If you notice any changes in the face, do not run first to the beautician, because he works with soft tissues. All procedures will be useless if the problem lies in dentistry. Therefore, first of all, it is necessary to change the position of the bone, on which the soft tissues are located, and then, if necessary, you can turn to cosmetic procedures.
As for modern restorations, for example, veneers, when working on modern protocols using a microscope, this is a completely safe and painless procedure. The tooth turning in the correct technique is from 0.1 to 0.3 mm when using feldspar ceramics – the “queen of aesthetics”. This is a manual layering of ceramics by a dental technician, which is highly artistic and precise work, requiring great experience to achieve maximum color reproduction. Not every dentist can distinguish feldspar veneer from a natural tooth.
And remember, friends, the good work of a dentist is one that is not visible!