Fountain of Youth™
First of all, isn’t that a great name? Because of the name, you know exactly what those dentures will do. It’s bad enough to have to wear dentures, but it’s AWFUL when everyone who looks at you knows you have dentures. You’ve seen them and may even be living with them right now…dentures that don’t look natural or feel comfortable.
Disclaimer: Fountain of Youth™ services are in no way related to Dr. Sam Muslin’s exclusive Face Lift Dentistry® treatment.
Do your dentures cause you embarrassment and pain?
They may be loose and even hurt badly enough that you don’t even wear them. Some dentures float and lift, causing sore gums because they rock and food traps underneath them. Other dentures cause a lisp or a click during speaking or eating. Worn-out or “economy dentures” may cause you embarrassment and discomfort. These are the kind of dentures that can give dentures a bad name.
What do you mean by “Fountain of Youth™?”
When Port Warwick Dental Arts creates Fountain of Youth™ for you, you will look years younger – like you’ve had a facelift! And best of all, no facial surgery is needed. Sound pretty amazing? It is – and artist/dentist Dr. Lisa Marie Samaha and her Lab Assistant recently returned from Savannah, Georgia where they completed their advanced training for the highly successful, state-of-the-art Strickland Facelift Denture™ technique. In fact, Port Warwick Dental Arts became the first practice in Virginia (and one of the first in the world) to be trained in this technique. At Port Warwick Dental Arts, Dr. Samaha has been creating beautiful smiles since 1982, to include custom-designed dentures. Often many hours of appointment time and try-ins were needed in order to accomplish what we can now do in a fraction of the time with the Strickland Facelift Denture™ technique. Now, these custom-fashioned dentures can be yours, often from start-to-finish, in a matter of a few hours of relaxing appointment time. With this technique, we are able to quickly determine where your teeth would have ideally been located when you were in your twenties or thirties. We will listen to your desires and create a new, refreshed smile that looks natural and feels comfortable.
Before and After Fountain of Youth™
One of Dr. Samaha’s wonderful patients, Carol Yokely from Newport News, VA, is a proud recipient of Fountain of Youth™. The photos of Carol below and those also included above show the dramatic difference that Fountain of Youth™ can make in the appearance compared to traditional dentures.
Fountain of Youth™ 3 weeks later
Why do people who lose teeth often look so old, so fast?
When a person loses all of their teeth and gets a set of dentures, jaw bone has already been destroyed. Many times the cause for the bone loss is periodontal disease. Periodontal (gum) disease is an infection of the gums and the jawbone. This common and aggressive disease can cause drastic bone loss. Uncontrollable infection can set in, and teeth become loose and must be removed. When the jaw bone is eaten away as a result of the gum infection, the roots of the teeth no longer have any “soil” to dig into. Gum disease is the number one reason people loose teeth. Even if you don’t have bone loss before you get dentures, bone loss is natural after you get dentures. This is because after teeth are lost, the jaw bone is programmed to disappear. Eventually, you will get a “sunken-in” face. Your chin and your nose will get closer together as your face begins to collapse, aging you rapidly. Fountain of Youth™ help to restore the soft facial tissue and recreate the lost jaw bone. Fountain of Youth™ support the face the same way your natural teeth and bone supported your face many years ago.
What if my bone loss is so severe I no longer have a ridge on which to place the dentures?
Great news! The Strickland Facelift Denture™ technique will still be successful for you. In fact, the loss of the jawbone will be minimized by the Fountain of Youth™ technique, which includes a specific plan to help preserve your bone. Other options might include nutritional support, grafting and/or implant placement for those who have or are in danger of severe bone deterioration. If your bone loss is extremely severe and your ridge is not stable enough to hold any denture in place, Dr. Samaha is also experienced in the placement and restoration of dental implants; small titanium posts which are gently placed in your jaw bone and snap onto a tiny attachment inside your denture. The denture will fit securely, no longer rocking or slipping while eating or speaking. Voila’! You not only have a beautiful smile, but you can eat nearly anything you want!!
The smile of my dreams?
One thing is for certain, Fountain of Youth™ are not a passing craze. Dr. Samaha will lead you in your choice of shade, shape, color, texture and position of the teeth, assuring you that your smile will be as natural, comfortable and spectacular as possible. Your Fountain of Youth™ will be as close to the “real deal” as anything you can imagine. Just call us today at the number above or fill in the simple form on this page, and we will contact you.