When we talk about enhancing the appearance of our smiles, we often think of teeth whitening and veneers. But what if your smile needs more than just whitening?
Each day, your teeth and gums are exposed to factors that can potentially harm them. This damage can result in noticeable changes in your face. Wrinkles, lines, and other depressions can slowly show up, causing you to look older than your real age.
At A Plus Dental, we can help your deal with these unwanted changes in your facial structure using Dento-facial Aesthetics.
What is Dento-facial Aesthetics?
Dento-facial aesthetics is more than just cosmetic dentistry and smile makeover. It is a ground-breaking field of dentistry that combines facial rejuvenation with cosmetic dentistry.
Dento-facial aesthetics uses safe and minimally invasive techniques and methodologies to restore the appearance of your teeth, as well as the texture and quality of your facial skin, as quickly and painlessly as possible.
The goal of dento-facial aesthetics is to give you a more pleasant, refreshed, and youthful appearance. The specialised set of treatments provides you with a total smile-makeover that doesn’t only enhance the beauty of your teeth but also of your face.
Different Methods of Dento-facial Aesthetics
Cosmetic dentistry – involves treatments that improve the overall appearance of your teeth such as teeth whitening (in-office and home kit), veneers, bonding, and orthodontics.
Facial injectables – also referred to as muscle relaxants, facial injectables aim to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and eliminate “gummy smile”. Muscle relaxant injections are also used to alleviate facial and jaw pain. Areas treated with facial injectable procedures include lines around your:
- Eyes (laughter lines or crows feet)
- Mouth (smoker’s lines)
- Between the eyebrows (frown lines)
- Bridge of the nose (bunny lines)
- Across the neck
Dermal Fillers – this is used to replace lost volume or improve certain areas in the face that may be deficient. Dermal fillers can improve the appearance of your lips, cheeks or chin, dark eyes, naso-labial folds (deep facial folds), and marionette lines.
Skincare – having healthy, youthful skin is one of the main goals of dento-facial aesthetics. Your dentist at A Plus Dental will provide you with useful tips on how to keep your skin healthy-looking, such as:
- Quitting smoking
- Using sunscreen that doesn’t contain nano-particles, to block UVA and UVB
- Moisturising your face daily
Aside from these simple rules, consider using anti-ageing skincare products and cosmeceuticals (skincare product that contain biologically active compounds that are thought to have pharmaceutical effects on the skin). Your A Plus Dental dentist recommends using high-quality, prescribed products.
The Wonders of Wrinkle Relaxants and Dermal Fillers and For Your Skin
Wrinkle Relaxers (Botox)
Smiling and frowning are our natural facial expressions, caused by facial muscles that contract in certain ways. While they occur naturally, they can give rise to lines that appear around the eyes or forehead. Over time, these lines can become persistent and eventually become imprinted into the skin.
Wrinkle relaxants contain a purified protein formulated to relax the wrinkle-causing facial muscles. They reduce the appearance and formation of dynamic lines in certain areas including around the eyes, brows and forehead.
Wrinkle relaxers are a safe, non-surgical, and non-invasive cosmetic procedure. When performed by an experienced and skilled dentists or clinicians, the treatment offers very predictable, wonderful results. Wrinkle relaxers provide natural-looking results to help you achieve a refreshed and radiant skin.
Collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid support a youthful, healthy skin. However, as you age, your skin can lose some of this support and even its hydration. This can result in an insufficient volume and definition to some areas of your face.
To address this problem, your dento-facial aesthetic dentist may recommend dermal fillers. Dermal fillers are a very common cosmetic procedure that is used to replace lost support and to restore volume and the definition that has vanished with age. After the treatment, you can see amazing results immediately.
At A Plus Dental, we use the most advanced formulations available, non-animal sourced Hyaluronic acid based dermal fillers, to provide a completely natural look and feel.
Advanced Dento-facial Aesthetics at A Plus Dental
At A Plus Dental, we are comprised of dentists who are uniquely trained and equipped to perform dento-facial aesthetic methods for patients in Campbelltown and surrounding areas. We thoroughly evaluate your smile and face to ensure the treatment harmonises your smile, restores youthful skin and maintains natural beauty.
We use complete facial profile analysis based on mathematical proportions and science to determine the exact areas on your face that need to target, how much and when to stop. Our dentists are uniquely trained to evaluate and treat your smile.