Complication of Edentulous on the Face part 3
Complication of Edentulous on the Face
As mentioned in the previous two sections, facial changes are accelerated by bone resorption. These changes are associated with an increase in the angle of the Colomella-Filtrum. This way the nose looks bigger than when the lips have enough support, in fact, the lips appear to be backward. This is uncomfortable for men, and men wear mustaches to hide it.
Another problem that occurs with age is that the upper lip is elongated, due to the force of gravity and the loss of muscle strength, in which case the anterior teeth are less visible when the lip is at rest. This is called a "smile aging" because the younger the patient is, the higher the rest of the upper lip with the smile on the teeth.
Another problem that arises is that the connecting muscles of the menthol and the buccinator are affected by the mandibular body (the mandible) and the muscles become loose and dangling, which creates this (choking) or (chinchilla) condition. This can be exacerbated by the loss of teeth as chewing and bone loss occur together. However, patients do not know that these soft and hard tissue changes are due to loss of teeth. For this reason, a periodic (once every six months) visit to the dentist is emphasized.