Will my face change with dentures?
Yes, your face may change slightly with dentures – however, with high-quality and well-fitted dentures the appearance of your face will likely improve…
Dentures change your face and combat ageing by:
- Reducing lines around the mouth and face
- Increasing fullness of the lips
- Defining the cheekbones
- Tightening and strengthening facial muscles
- Increasing blood flow to the skin making it more radiant, healthy and smoother
- Strengthening and firming the jawline and neck
Do people look better with dentures?
It is a common misconception that dentures make the wearer look older. In fact, dentures can make you look younger and healthier by supporting the bone structure of the face and helping you to regain muscle tone around the face and neck. Although the primary function of dentures is not for aesthetics, they can provide several benefits in helping the wearer look better.
Do dentures give you a sunken face or ‘witchy’ look?
Older or incorrectly made dentures can allow the lower jaw to travel too far when closing the back teeth – leading to a protruding upper jaw that gives you a classic ‘witchy’ look. Too short or poorly fitting dentures may also give you a sunken face by causing your lips and cheeks to fold in and jaw bones to deteriorate.
New dentures can realign the jaw and give you a facelift that rectify these issues.
How can I maintain my appearance with dentures?
It is normal for the fit of your dentures to change over time as the bone mass in your mouth reduces and changes the shape of your gums. As highlighted above, poor fitting dentures can lead to a poor appearance and sunken face (as well as discomfort and health issues). It’s important that you have a regular dental check up for your dentures and get new dentures at least every 5 years.
Concerned about how dentures change your appearance? We recommend that you come to see us at any one of our denture clinics in Nottingham, Newark and Mansfield for a free denture consultation to assess your options and decide where to go next.