Are you considering a smile juvenation–also called a nonsurgical facelift–but aren’t sure how it might help you look younger? Let us help you understand what smile rejuvenation can do to help your face look younger.
Rejuvenating Your Smile
It might go without saying that smile rejuvenation will make your smile look younger, but it’s important, so we’re going to say it anyway. Your smile can make you look older in many ways, and this is something that a surgical facelift won’t address.
Sagging Cheeks and Jowls
There’s no denying that gravity pulls on the fat pads in the cheeks, causing them to sink as support structures lose elasticity. This can contribute to the appearance of jowls. However, it’s also true that for many people, the jawline rushes up to meet them. That’s because the teeth are wearing down, reducing the distance between the upper and lower jaws. Since the upper jaw remains relatively fixed in place, the lower jaw moves upward.
Restoring the teeth to their youthful proportions can restore the jaw to its proper position, which can reduce the appearance of jowls.
Lines and Folds around the Mouth
The skin of your mouth, including your lips, developed around a full set of tall, youthful teeth. When the teeth get worn down and take up less space, the skin doesn’t shrink, it folds. This creates numerous folds around the mouth, often called by names like lipstick lines, marionette lines, and more.
Restoring your teeth to their proper heights can smooth these folds and help you look younger.
It’s not just the skin that folds when your teeth shrink, it can be your lips, too. In extreme cases, the folding of your lips can make it so they don’t seal, creating leaks at the sides of your mouth where salive and even food can seep out, causing problems like irritated skin, a condition known as angular cheilitis. In less extreme cases, it can allow the lips to fold inward so that they look less full and show less of the bright skin called vermillion.
Restoring your teeth can help your lips fold properly, making them look more full and colorful.
Your neck is another place where the loss of tooth support becomes evident. Just like the mouth, the skin of the neck develops in relation to full size teeth. When the teeth shrink and the jawline rises, you can end up with excess skin in your neck, which can hang down and cause what is unflatteringly called a “turkey neck.”
What Can Smile Rejuvenation Do for You?
Are you unhappy with these and other signs of facial aging. Do you wish you could do something about them without getting surgery? That’s what a nonsurgical facelift–also known as smile rejuvenation–can do.
To learn how a smile rejuvenation can help you look younger, please call (314) 375-5353 today for an appointment with a cosmetic dentist at City Smiles, with two locations to serve the St. Louis metro area: downtown and Clayton.