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The implants for the 4 bicuspid extraction has healed over nicely and now they are ready for crowns.
I got the 4 crowns made, but upon getting them actually integrated with the implants, we realized that on the upper right, there was a lot of gum tissue which made the crown in that particular area look unnatural.
The extra gum tissue caused the crown to be shorter than the teeth nearby.
It was because I spoke out about this concern that the dentist decided to redo the crowns.
I went to a periodontist to get the gums re-scuplted, which they did last week. They just took just a little bit off the gum near the implant, and I go in for the check up later this week to see if we are ready for the crowns.
If it wasn’t for the issue of too much excess gum in this particular area, I would of had 4 crowns in and full smile by now, but this is delaying the final result just several more weeks.
again the lesson is, don’t always rely on the doctors, if you have a concern about the looks or whatever it is. Bring it up and let it be known.
Upon review, the periodontist did agree that the excess gum in that area would cause the crown to not look as aesthetic as it should because instead of the nice U arch where the teeth comes out of the gums, it was more or less flat.
Neck Posture Exercise
Mike Mew approves the above video, it’s basically the same chin tuck exercise he teaches but taught by different teacher. I have already been doing this and I made some big improvements in head posture and relief of chronic neck pain, one thing I didn’t realize until this video was that I was beginning to engage and strengthen the neck muscles to support the correct head posture.
When I stand and look at my self in the mirror from the side, I do notice that the neck is not slanting forward like it used to, the shoulders are not as rounded and the neck is much straighter relative to the back.
There’s definite changes taking place in posture which is more than half the battle.
I do believe I continue to see my maxilla move forwards as time goes on.
I believe the most significant importance for this is to remember to keep the mouth shut, and our jaw muscles getting more and more used to keeping closed & tighter.
I have heard Dr. John Mew say numerous times that the top importance is to making sure the child remembers to keep their mouth closed.
above picture illustrates what can happen to the jaw when it is kept close.
Keeping the jaw closed most of the times, means you need good muscle tone.
Addressing the muscle tone is addressing the underlying cause of malocclusion and facial dystrophy
It is not yet quite understood how much can be affected in adults.
Hopefully soon I will go back to my orthodontist, and show you closer picture of how much my palate has expanded in the last 3 years since I begun this journey.
There is a significant different in size and shape.
If that much can change in the palate, just by light constant pressure, then why not other parts of the face by going from weak jaw muscle to much stronger ones?