Total Facial Aesthetics
Historically, men and women have often wanted to improve their facial appearance. Pinching cheeks, trying new makeup, changing hair styles and color, glasses/no glasses, all these have been tried to make us look and feel better.
Cosmetic dentistry is more recent. We have tooth-colored bondings, veneers, crowns, and implants. These serve to improve our health as well as our appearance.
Dentistry is no longer limited to cosmetic dentistry. Every state allows the use of Botox® and dermal fillers for therapeutic use and more than 30 states are allowing dentists to use them for aesthetic purposes in the oral and maxillofacial areas. We have a new category in dentistry called Total Facial Aesthetics.
WHY A DENTIST FOR BOTOX AND DERMAL FILLERS?
As dentists, we have at least four years of training in head, neck, and facial anatomy. We work with all muscles and nerves associated with the head, neck, and face, and dentists are thoroughly trained in local anesthesia for this area so that we can treat these areas for you painlessly.
We do this on a daily basis. Most physicians have had very little training in the anatomy of this area and little, if any, training on giving local anesthesia in these areas.
Placing dermal fillers in a pain-free manner involves what we do best. Anesthetizing our patients puts us in an entirely different realm of pain control from what our patients have been enduring with dermatologists and plastic surgeons.
We can now create an experience for our patients and staff who badly want this done but were previously terrified or turned off by a very painful experience with dermal fillers.
Of all the healthcare professionals, dentists are the logical choice to accomplish total facial aesthetics because, along with eliminating wrinkles and folds in the face with Botox and dermal fillers, we can also give them nice, white, straight teeth so they truly have a great-looking smile with beautiful teeth, lips, cheeks, and faces.
Dentists currently have the ability to treat patients from the chin to the top of the forehead with soft-tissue aesthetics to complement their dental aesthetics. Who better to enhance someone’s smile than a dentist, who studies smiles every day?