Volume 6 Issue 5 (September -October), 2020

Review Articles

Age Changes in the Facial Bones- A Review Article
Renu Gupta, Urmi Aggarwal, Bhavya Aggarwal, Divy Vashisht

Facial aging is a dynamic process involving the aging of soft tissues and bony structures. It has been reviewed that how the facial skeleton changes with age in both male and female subjects and what impact these structural changes may have on overall esthetics. Areas with a strong predisposition to resorption include midface skeleton particularly maxilla and its parts and mandible. The facial skeleton experiences morphological changes and an overall decrease in volume with increase in age. This in addition to decrease in facial fat leads to appearance of aged face which can be managed prosthodontically. Key words: Nutrition, geriatric patients.

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