Will Dentures Change the Shape of My Face?
Yes, dentures can definitely change the shape of your face, but for the better. When you’ve suffered tooth loss, your jawbone will begin to shrink away and your facial muscles will sag. This can cause:
- Thinning lips
- Hollow cheeks
- Downturn lips
- Sagging jowls
- Loss of vertical dimension
Keep in mind, loose, ill-fitting dentures can also create the same outcome. But, with new dentures designed just for you, your face will be filled out and proportioned as it should be, providing you with a more rejuvenated youthful appearance.
If you’re interested in new dentures, talk with your dentist, provide them with photos of how your natural smile used to look and maybe even take a friend with you for an honest opinion.
Before your dentures are complete, your dentist will typically have you try them on to make sure they fit comfortably and ensure you’re satisfied. This is when you can have them make changes in their look and feel.Back to Will Dentures Make Me Look Different?