If you notice a sunken look in the lower third of your face, you might be a good candidate for a non-surgical facelift.

To custom design the best non-surgical facelift for your personal needs, Dr. Chris Hill works with you to identify the areas where you would most like to see improvement. Then, he uses proven dental care techniques to refine your facial appearance without surgery.

Since Dr. Hill uses dental techniques to lift your face and enhance your natural attributes, you also get the benefit of a more beautiful smile. That’s one great bonus!

Non-surgical facelift clients always meet one-on-one with Dr. Chris Hill at City Smiles Clayton or City Smiles St. Louis, before we start any work. During your consultation, Dr. Hill uses digital imaging technology so you can see what your results will look like before you commit to care.

Would you like to learn how a non-surgical facelift might help you look younger and give you a beautiful smile, please call (314) 678-7876 (Downtown St. Louis) or (314) 678-7876 (Clayton) or email us today for an appointment with St. Louis cosmetic dentist Dr. Hill at City Smiles.

How Do Teeth Affect Your Facial Appearance?

Your teeth and jaw do more than help you chew; they create the foundational structure for your face.

It is normal to experience wear on your teeth as you age.  For many of us wear begins in our 30’s and 40’s. Tooth enamel does not regenerate like other body tissues. As a result, wear on your teeth can become excessive and uneven over time threatening your good health and detracting from your vibrant appearance.

If you have lost one or more teeth, or have worn teeth, you might notice a compressed facial appearance.

Many City Smiles non-surgical facelift clients mention that their nose and chin are closer together, cheeks are hollow, and more wrinkles are appearing around their lips. These can all be physical symptoms of tooth wear and an unbalanced bite.

As teeth wear they shift causing the loss of muscle elasticity. The creates an unbalanced demand on your facial muscles.  Over time the muscles misalign, causing strain on the skin around your eyes, lips and neck. This can induce sagging, wrinkles and cause once favorable facial features to appear distorted.

It can also create difficulty chewing, speaking, and communicating emotion through facial expression.

With our digital imaging suite, Dr. Hill can show you what you what your results will look like before you commit to treatment.



Why Do Teeth Wear Down?

Over time, teeth have a tendency to wear down. Due to environmental habits and modern diets, it seems that teeth are wearing at a faster rate than would be ideal.

Some of those reasons include:

  • Erosion of teeth due to acid reflux
  • Erosion of teeth due to acidic foods and drink
  • Grinding or clenching of teeth due to stress
  • Grinding of teeth due to sleep breathing disorder
  • Broken teeth due to trauma
  • Cavities
Many of these causes are affected by your lifestyle and can be changed. People who are concerned about this effect can learn how to reduce the wear on their teeth.

What Role Does Stress Play in Teeth Wear?

Stress can induce clenching and grinding of teeth, either when you’re awake or during sleep. When this occurs teeth are not the only things that are affected.

Stress can also affect:

  • Muscles: This can cause spasm or pain. It can also cause the muscle to grow larger than they are supposed. This effect is most common in the masseter, or cheek muscle, which many people refer to as jowls.
  • Jaw joints: As teeth begin to deteriorate the muscles that hold the position of the jaw begin to change. This change can cause TMD and also facial change.
  • Periodontal ligament: this helps hold the teeth in the bone. As the ligament weakens it may cause teeth to loosen.
  • Facial appearance: As the teeth begin to wear, the lower third of the face begins to shrink which can cause wrinkles around the mouth and chin, sagging or straining around the eyes and even flabby necks.

A Non-surgical Facelift is a Smart Choice

Surgery always carries risk.  If you are someone whose smile could also be enhanced, a non-surgical facelift carries very little risk, produces a brilliant aesthetic result in the lower-third of your face, supports a refined appearance of your neck, and gives you a more beautiful smile.  The overall result of a non-surgical facelift is a more comprehensive approach and less risky option for many women and men who want to look as good as they feel.

There’s also no danger that you’ll end up with a pinched, windswept appearance. We’re rebuilding your face’s support, not cutting and stretching your skin. The effect will be a natural rejuvenation.

To learn more about how a non-surgical facelift can help you look dramatically younger, please call (314) 678-7876 (Downtown St. Louis) or (314) 678-7876 (Clayton) today for an appointment with St. Louis cosmetic dentist Dr. Chris Hill at City Smiles in downtown or Clayton.