What is Dento-Facial Aesthetics

We understand that a smile is about your whole face – every facial expression and movement involves more than just teeth. Traditionally a smile make-over, using modern cosmetic dental techniques, can achieve amazing results- stronger, healthier, straighter, whiter teeth, but it is really just a tooth makeover.

As we age, there is a decrease in the production of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid that are vital to give support to our skin. Add to this the damaging effects of the sun, and the results are wrinkles, lines, grooves and a generally sunken appearance.

These days we can use simple, fast, minimally invasive techniques to improve the soft tissues around the mouth and face, smoothing out the wrinkles and filling in the folds. Your beautiful, improved smile will be framed by a more youthful looking, yet still age appropriate, you. This is a true smile makeover. In addition to this, we can offer less expensive and more minimally invasive treatment options for TMJ dysfunction, bruxism/grinding, gummy smiles and dark interproximal triangles.

Muscle -Relaxing Treatments

Botulinum Toxin Type A (BTx-A), such as Botox & Dysport, is a purified natural protein that is administered through the skin and works on the underlying muscles of the face. Over years of repeated muscle contractions, the facial muscles cause wrinkles in the overlying skin. BTx-A relaxes these muscle contractions and allows the skin to become smooth again, giving a more youthful and fresher appearance. These treatments are beneficial for “crow’s feet” around the eyes, horizontal forehead lines, and frown lines between the eyes. Results are temporary, lasting for 3 – 6 months. Hyperactive lip muscles can be relaxed, reducing excessive lip elevation during smiling and eliminating a gummy smile. BTx-A can also be used to alleviate the symptoms and pain associated with bruxism/grinding and TMJ dysfunction.

Dermal Fillers

Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is a naturally occurring substance found in the body which helps to hydrate and provide volume to our skin, keeping it looking young. With age, our bodies produce less collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid and so the skin begins to sag creating unsightly facial lines and grooves, resulting in an overall dull and sunken appearance. Using an HA-based gel, which is administered into the dermis of the skin, we can “fill” these lines, grooves and sunken areas, restoring youthful volume to the face and brightening your overall appearance. HA Dermal Fillers are temporary by nature, lasting anywhere from 6 – 12 months before being completely absorbed by the body.

Your teeth are just one part of what makes your smile.

We can Renew more than just your teeth – Book an Appointment to discuss how we can

Renew Your whole Smile!

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