March 14, 2013

Tooth Position and Lip Support

Bone Support versus Tissue Support

When this patient was wearing removable dentures, her upper lip was flat and the corners of her mouth were wrinkled.
With All-on-4 implant bridges her teeth are now bone supported instead of tissue supported.  As a result, the teeth can be positioned to give her the same lip support she enjoyed with her natural teeth--fully contoured lips with sharply defined edges.  The sunken in "denture look" no longer exists.

Robert G. Tupac, DDS, FACP, Inc., Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics (661) 325-1275 | 5060 California Ave., #170, Bakersfield, CA 93309

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