Benefits of Fountain of Youth® Dentures
Have you ever noticed that individuals who wear traditional dentures sometimes appear gaunt or have hollowed cheeks? This is because bone atrophy occurs after prolonged periods of tooth loss. Unfortunately, these “sunken in” areas of the face can make patients appear older than they actually are.
Now, an innovative new method called Fountain of Youth® Dentures is helping patients achieve a more youthful look by strategically plumping out the facial features. Dr. Joseph Perry offers this revolutionary treatment at our San Antonio, TX practice.
Here, we explore the benefits of Fountain of Youth Dentures and discuss how they can improve your appearance and your quality of life.
How Do Fountain of Youth® Dentures Work?
Before exploring some of the benefits, we briefly review how Fountain of Youth Dentures work. Conventional dentures fit well in a mouth that does not move. Unfortunately, we know your mouth must move freely in order to properly function.
The Fountain of Youth (FOY) treatment method uses cutting-edge neuromuscular dentistry to build prostheses that appropriately accommodate the soft tissues, nerves, and orofacial muscles. Therefore, you will be able to chew, eat, and speak comfortably and achieve aesthetically pleasing results in the meantime.
Read on to learn more about the advantages of this treatment.
When traditional dentures are fabricated, they are cast from a single dental impression. Once created, your dentist will adjust and re-adjust the prosthesis to fit better based on the movements of your soft tissues and facial muscles.
With FOY, there is no guesswork. The digital diagnostic imaging used to capture your dental arches can demonstrate how your mouth moves when you are chewing, smiling, or talking. Therefore, your fully personalized denture can be made to accommodate these movements for an optimal fit.
When teeth roots are no longer present in the jaw, bone atrophy occurs over time. This is why traditional dentures must be readjusted every so often - to keep up with the naturally occurring changes in the underlying bone.
Because the fabrication of conventional dentures is not exact, they often exert uneven pressure on the gums and jawbone. With Fountain of Youth Dentures, the bite force is more evenly distributed, which may help stall bone degeneration. Additionally, Fountain of Youth Dentures are much more comfortable because of a superior fit.
Facial Rejuvenation and Aesthetic Advantages
Many patients undergo plastic surgery or dermal filler injections to minimize the signs of aging. Before you dish out money on cosmetic facial treatments, consider what Fountain of Youth Dentures can do for your appearance.
Because these innovative restorations are designed to fit your mouth exactly, the sunken in or hollowed areas of the face are filled in once more, resulting in a smoother, more youthful look.
This treatment can create a stronger, redefined jaw line, fuller lips, and smoother cheeks. Fountain of Youth Dentures can even diminish the appearance of wrinkles, folds, jowls, and turkey neck.
Contact Us to Learn More about Fountain of Youth Dentures
If you have been wearing traditional dentures for years and are ready for an aesthetic change, Fountain of Youth Dentures could be the solution for you. To determine your eligibility or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Perry, you can call us at (210) 349-3745 or contact us online anytime.