Q. Does wearing dentures both top and bottom affect outcomes of Facelifts? I am a 54 year old female. I wear both top and bottom dentures. I also have bone loss in bottom. Are Facelifts an option for me?
A. Thanks for your question. It is common to many patients. Loss of teeth for any reason correlates to loss of tooth volume in the face. The volume of 32 teeth is significant creating more laxity of the skin and soft-tissues.
Another concerns occur with loss of teeth as well. These include:
- loss of bone of the maxilla (upper) and mandible (lower) thus reducing volume, projection, width and length of the lower face.
- diminished nutrition of total calories and nutrients
Use of dentures and implants will restore the above concerns and provide a better foundation for facelifting surgery.
In general, the dentures are maintained during the facelift procedure.
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