As we see it, a smile is not just about the teeth.
Our whole face consists of skin, muscles and soft tissues that move constantly. Everyday exposure to different elements and pollution add to the wear and tear of facial skin. Unfortunately, this wear and tear can result to unpleasant features etched in our skin. Wrinkles, lines, grooves and depressions are the battle scars of life. They are the result of decreased production of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid that help support and provide volume to our skin.
The interplay between the mouth and surrounding structure of the face is responsible for the harmonious appearance of your face as a whole.
A dento-facial aesthetic makeover is about enhancing your smile by restoring the natural beauty of your facial structure using safe, minimally invasive techniques and materials. This is done through facial injectables such as Botulinum Toxin Type A (BTx-A) a purified natural protein that is injected into the skin to work on the underlying muscles of the face (ie. anti-wrinkle injections that relax the muscles and allow the skin to become smooth and more youthful-looking, such as areas of the forehead, frown lines, crows feet, smoker's lines, bunny nose and minimising a gummy smile). Another way to enhance your look is through dermal fillers in the form of Hyaluronic Acid (HA), which help hydrate and provide volume to our skin to keep it looking young (ie. lip fillers, filling lines and grooves and sunken areas of the face).
Why choose a dentist for your facial enhancements?
This is simply because a dentist’s training and expertise is all about the understanding of facial structures and anatomy. Knowing where all the nerves, blood vessels and muscles in the face are crucial to not only achieving the desired results, but also avoiding potential complications.
If you have further queries regarding dento-facial makeovers and how it can improve your smile and overall appearance, I highly recommend you to talk to a certified dento-facial aesthetic provider, such as Dr. Rouel Vergara and Dr. Benjamin Barrera here at New Leaf Dentists.