With the new year, many people feel especially aware of the passage of time. This might make you look critically at yourself in the mirror, wishing you could turn back the clock and look more youthful.
In the past, you might have been looking at a facelift procedure to look younger. However, now it’s possible to get rejuvenating effects without surgery–there are several different ways to do it, in fact.
Two of these are injectables like facial fillers and botulinum toxin and dentistry procedures like veneers and crowns. Although injectables are popular, there are many reasons why dentistry might give you better results. St. Louis cosmetic dentist Dr. Chris Hill can evaluate your appearance to determine whether a non-surgical facelift will give you the results you’re looking for.
How a Non-Surgical Facelift Works
Many people don’t understand how a non-surgical facelift with dentistry works. To understand it, you have to know that your teeth, bones, muscles, and other tissues develop together. When all these features are in balance, it creates a youthful appearance. Your skin is tight, and you won’t have excess fat deposits or too much hanging skin.
However, as we get older, one of the changes is that our teeth can wear down, get damaged, or potentially even get lost. When this happens, your teeth can’t maintain their part of this balance. They no longer support the same volume of tissues, which can lead to hanging skin and jowls, deeper wrinkle folds, sunken lips and cheeks, and more symptoms of facial aging.
A non-surgical facelift rebuilds your teeth, restoring your youthful proportions. This can reduce or eliminate many signs of facial aging in the neck and the lower third of your face.
You Are Unhappy with Your Smile
Perhaps the best reason to choose a non-surgical facelift with dentistry is that you’re currently unhappy with your smile. Discolored teeth, small teeth, unattractive teeth, and more can all make you self-conscious about your smile. Plus, discolored and worn teeth can also make you look older.
With a non-surgical facelift, St. Louis cosmetic dentist Dr. Hill will give you a beautiful smile. As he is rebuilding the structure of your teeth, he can brighten them, repair teeth, and even replace teeth so you’ll have a smile that is youthful and beautiful – one you’re happy to share with the world. You’ll get this while rejuvenating your facial appearance, too.
You Have Damaged Teeth
Even if they’re not a cosmetic problem, you should prioritize fixing worn, chipped, or cracked teeth. They may not be causing you difficulty now but left untreated, these teeth can cause toothaches, may get infected and require root canal therapy, or may even need to be replaced. When considering non-surgical facelift options, choose the one that can head off these potential problems.
You Have TMJ or TMJ Symptoms
Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ or TMD) can also crop up as a result of worn, damaged, or lost teeth. If you’re experiencing jaw pain, jaw sounds, headaches, or other TMJ-related symptoms, St. Louis cosmetic dentist Dr. Hill might combine your non-surgical facelift with full mouth rehabilitation to combat these symptoms.
You Want Long-Lasting Results
The main drawback of injectables is that their results are very short-lived. Depending on the injectable and the application, results might last months–or just weeks. However, other than teeth whitening, the treatments in a non-surgical facelift last years or decades.
Teeth whitening is not always a part of a non-surgical facelift. We use it to improve the appearance of any natural teeth that you’re not covering with a restoration. The results of teeth whitening can last for months, and if you want, you can reapply the treatment to maintain your bright teeth.
You Want to Restore Your Youthful Appearance
One thing that sets a non-surgical facelift with dentistry apart is that it strives to rebuild your facial structure from the inside out. This helps you get back your youthful appearance.
Injectables, on the other hand, apply at the superficial level. This might be good for achieving some specific effects, but it is less effective at rebuilding your youthful appearance. Instead, you are more likely to end up looking different, even unrecognizable.
If your goal is to look like younger, choose a non-surgical facelift.
You Want to Avoid Injectable Problems
Overall, injectables are safe. Serious complications are rare. However, minor problems are common and include redness at the injection site, overtreatment or undertreatment, and swelling. Your likelihood of experiencing these also increases because you have to get treatment repeated regularly.
Dental procedures are also safe, and they don’t come with these types of complications. Plus, with the long life of these procedures, you don’t put yourself at increased risk by having treatment repeated every few months or so.
Learn about Non-Surgical Facelifts in St. Louis
If you are looking for a way to rejuvenate your appearance without surgery, dentistry might be your best choice. If you are unhappy with your smile, have damaged teeth, and are looking for long-lasting results, dentistry is a great choice. Plus, it will help restore your youthful appearance and let you avoid injectable complications.
To learn more about non-surgical facelifts in St. Louis, talk to cosmetic dentist Dr. Chris Hill at Smile On Dental Studio. Please call (314) 678-7876 or use our online form to request an appointment in St. Louis at our Richmond Heights, MO location.