Cosmetic dentistry can encompass multiple treatments to improve the look of your teeth, and surrounding tissue. This includes the visible skin of the facial region. Dermal fillers can be used to improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and add fullness helping patients have a more youthful appearance. At Mor Smiles we can review possible troublespots with you and discuss the benefits of dermal fillers and what they provide in improving your facial esthetics. You can have a younger look. Facial rejuvenation often accompanies cosmetic dental procedures and significant dental treatment.
Our skin requires a few different components to stay firm and wrinkle free, including collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid. We typically refer to collagen as being a major contributor to healthy looking skin. Elastin then works with collagen to provide skin that snaps, or firmness helping it retain its shape. Hyaluronic acid is what traps water in the skin keeping it hydrated and fresh looking. Hydration also adds fullness or volume to the skin. Unfortunately, as we age, the body slows in the production of these substances. The results are increasingly drier looking skin and the development of sagging and wrinkles.
What are dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers provide the decreased substances that our skin is lacking, namely collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid. Treatment includes the directed placement of these substances to specific areas of the face to improve hydration and eliminate the appearance of lines while tightening areas of sagging.
Benefits from dermal fillers include:
Placing Dermal Fillers
Dermal fillers are placed through injection. We discuss the specific areas that we are targeting and then sterilize the injection sites to reduce infection and inflammation. Results are seen quickly, generally within two weeks.
If you are looking for small steps that can make a big impact on your look, learn more about dermal fillers and other dental cosmetic enhancements. Treatments such as teeth whitening, dental bonding, and the injection of dermal fillers to remove fine lines around the mouth are all small steps that can make a huge difference.
For more information, contact our Lititz office at 223-258-5088.