This example shows the potential of Cosmetic Dentistry.
Cosmetic Dentistry is Restorative & Reconstructive Dental Procedures performed by a Specialty Trained Dentist that can give the result of a plastic surgery procedure.
Cosmetic Dentistry can address problems like:
- inadequate lip volume
- sunken cheeks
- wrinkles around the mouth
- deep wrinkle under the lower lip
- unattractive smile
- sunken mouth often called “grandpa” or “grandma” smile and
- can create a youthful smile and remove many years of aging
Symmetry, harmony and shade contribute to beauty in any object and face is not an exception. Talking about face which consists of the upper, middle and lower thirds, normal facial proportions is typically a Middle 1/3 to Lower 1/3 ratio of 48/52 percent. When the face proportions vary significantly from these numbers some predictable esthetic issues start to arise.
The lower 1/3 of the face is impacted significantly by several factors, some dental, others skeletal can be dramatically influenced by cosmetic dentistry. The lower 1/3rd of the face which involves the lip shape and position, the lower jaw position and the dynamics of your smile play a major role in facial beauty can be effectively controlled and enhanced by selective restorative and reconstructive dental procedures and can give you the result of a plastic surgery and therefore these procedures can be called Cosmetic Procedures.
Common conditions that often perceived as beauty problems are inadequate lip volume, sunken cheeks, wrinkles around the mouth, deep wrinkle under the lower lip, unattractive smile and the sunken mouth often called “grandpa” or “grandma smile”. Without knowing the root cause of the problem, people often seek invasive plastic surgery to solve these beauty issues. Although plastic surgery can improve the texture and tone of your skin, it does not address the underlying problems that prompted patient to get a plastic surgery in the first place. Surgery is invasive and may have post surgical complications. The changes brought by the plastic surgery slowly fade away, most likely due to not addressing the underlying problems with the teeth and mouth.
Problems like inadequate lip volume and sunken mouth can be helped with providing adequate teeth support for the lips. This is applicable both in people with teeth and dentures. Also lower jaw position changes with age secondary to worn teeth and bite collapse. This can also happen in middle age population who suffers from grinding or premature tooth loss. This is also perceived as sunken cheek, exaggerated wrinkles around mouth, reduced lower third facial height and an unattractive smile. When this happens it is hard for normal people to pinpoint the underlying problem and this is often considered as normal part of aging.
The typical “grandpa smile” or “grandma smile” comes from complete tooth loss and badly constructed denture. The economy dentures that patient often get is not customized and also poorly constructed such that the teeth usually wears away faster and can negatively affect the denture smile exaggerate the wrinkles. A well constructed and customized denture (esthetic dentures) done by a Prosthodontist who has extra training in removable prosthetics can take away several years of your age.
Who is Qualified to Perform “Cosmetic Dentistry”
It is very important for patients to seek the service of highly trained and skilled dentist for any major dental treatment that may involve dental implants, crowns, veneers, esthetic dentures or full mouth reconstruction to receive the highest quality of service.
Prosthodontics or prosthetic dentistry, is one of nine dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association. Prosthodontics is the only dental specialty under which the concentration of Cosmetic/Esthetic and Implant dentistry falls. Becoming a prosthodontist requires an additional three years of postgraduate specialty training after obtaining a dental degree. Due to this extensive training, Prosthodontists are required to treat complex cases, full-mouth rehabilitation, TMJ-related disorders, congenital disorders and fabricating various prostheses. There are only 3,200 prosthodontists in comparison to 170,000 general dentists in the United States.
Dr.Devi DDS.MS is a licensed Prosthodontist and she has the skills and education to undertake reconstructive cosmetic dentistry that can dramatically improve the appearance of the face, enhances your smile and restores the lower third of your face. Enhanced chewing ability and improved TMJ health are added benefits to bite reconstruction. Dr.Devi has successfully completed numerous cosmetic and restorative treatments, so you are assured that you are in good hands.
Call us at (480)488-9655 for a consultation to evaluate your facial proportions and learn about solutions to enhance your smile and facial beauty without invasive surgery.
The cost of cosmetic dentistry varies depending on the extent of restorations required to bring the youthful smile back in you. Often times, you may find to your surprise that this procedure is cheaper compared to invasive plastic surgery procedures. It may add to your benefit that the cosmetic dentistry lasts many years whereas the other face lift procedures may have to be repeated often when the effect wears off. The whole treatment can be completed in few visits and few weeks time.
Dr.Devi ensures that you will remain pain free and comfortable during the entire course of treatment. Dr.Devi has a very gentle touch and many patients who were afraid of dentists and dental treatments completed treatment and appreciated her painless dentistry. If you have dental phobia, sedation is available if needed. The whole treatment can be completed in few visits that may span over two to four weeks or less.