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Skip the Scalpel for the Ultimate Face-Lift

June 3, 2022
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Want to look and feel young again, but don’t want to undergo the pain and recovery of a surgical face-lift?

We have an alternative to surgery that can restore a youthful appearance and make you feel younger, too!

We offer a dental face-lift as an alternative to plastic surgery that combines several treatments to improve the appearance of your eyes, lips, cheeks, neck and, of course, your teeth and smile. 

What Happens to Your Face as You Age?

As we age, our skin loses elasticity, and collagen production slows down. This causes wrinkles and sagging. In addition, facial fat pads become less dense and lose their contours. The result is a loss in facial volume and definition. As these changes occur, the jawline becomes more prominent and jowls appear.

The skin on your face becomes thinner and more fragile. It’s harder for it to repair itself after injury or sun damage. As a result, your skin may appear duller than when you were younger.

The skin around your eyes also thins out and becomes wrinkled. Eyebrows sag and eyelids droop. These changes are caused by thinning muscles and connective tissue. Fatty deposits under the chin begin to disappear.

Your jawline begins to recede. Jawbone density decreases. And gum recession occurs. All these factors contribute to making your face appear older than it really is.

What Happens to Your Teeth as You Age?

Your jaw and teeth do more than help you chew. They play a large role in your facial structure. Over time, teeth get worn out and can cause changes in your appearance.

You may notice your face looking compressed in the midface area (around your mouth) or sunken. This can be caused by missing teeth or an uneven bite. 

Can Your Facial Appearance Affect Your Self-Esteem? 

Premature facial aging can definitely impact your self-esteem. Many people say that they feel unattractive because of the appearance of their smiles, and that these feelings cause them to avoid smiling, refuse to take pictures, and even avoid relationships and skip job interviews because of feeling self-conscious over their teeth! 

You don’t have to feel this way. You have options with anti-aging dentistry and our dental face-lift therapy. 

What Is a Dental Face-Lift? 

During your first consultation, we’ll evaluate your teeth, smile, face and overall health. We’ll then create a personalized treatment plan for you as every patient is different and has different needs.

Our approach often combines treatments, including growth appliances to address midface deficiencies, clear aligner therapy to straighten smiles, and cosmetic services such as dental implants to replace missing teeth and restore smiles.

Growth appliances. These appliances can help address facial aging by increasing bone mass and improving facial shape. They’re used to correct mild to moderate cases of maxillary protrusion, which results from having a long upper jaw. Growth appliances can also be used to treat minor skeletal discrepancies, such as a small jaw or an open bite.

Clear aligners. Clear aligners are removable orthodontic devices made of plastic that gradually shift teeth into proper alignment. Clear aligners are great for correcting crooked teeth and gaps between teeth. They can also be used to improve the appearance of a smile.

Dental implants. Implants provide support for the replacement of missing teeth. They consist of titanium posts that are placed into the jawbone where the tooth was lost. A crown is attached to each implant post to create a natural-looking tooth that looks, feels and functions like natural teeth. 

Cosmetic Enhancements for Your Smile

Our ultimate goal is to provide you with a beautiful, natural-looking smile. To achieve this, we use minimally invasive procedures that require no cutting or stitches. Instead, we rely on advanced cosmetic procedures like laser dentistry, tooth whitening and veneers to enhance your teeth and smile after we help restore your jaw structure and oral health. 

Laser dentistry. Lasers are powerful tools that allow us to perform many aesthetic procedures safely and effectively. Laser dentistry uses light energy to remove surface stains, smooth rough surfaces and reduce gummy smiles. 

Tooth whitening. Tooth whitening helps brighten discolored teeth and make them look whiter. It’s safe, effective, noninvasive, and requires no anesthesia. 

Veneers. Veneers are thin shells of porcelain that cover the front of the teeth to change the color, shape, size and position of your teeth. Veneers can be applied in one appointment and last up to 10 years. 

Why Skip the Surgical Face-Lift? 

Face-lift surgery is a major operation that involves incisions around the eyes, mouth, neck and other areas. The procedure takes several hours and may leave scars. In addition, it’s not always possible to completely eliminate wrinkles and sagging skin. And there’s a risk of complications, including bleeding, infection and scarring.

We Can Help You Achieve a Beautiful Smile That Makes You Feel Great About Yourself!

Do you want a beautiful smile and a more youthful appearance without the pain of invasive procedures and surgery? We can help. Call us now to schedule your dental face-lift consultation.