Plastic Surgery and Dentistry
If you were to pose the question to a cosmetic dentist that plastic surgery is like cosmetic dentistry or vice versa, most likely both sides will agree that one procedure may compliment the other. Often, men and women will go to a plastic surgeon’s office after one procedure or the other. Today, it has become more popular for women and men to solicit the advice of both a plastic surgeon and dentist when considering creating youthfulness out of aging. In fact, procedures in cosmetic dentistry may compliment the results of plastic surgery.
First let’s glance at some of the common procedures that people interested in plastic surgery typically undergo, including:
Tooth Whitening: Tooth whitening enhances the aesthetic beauty of the smile through white teeth.
Bonding: Bonding is popular procedure to improve small cracks and chips.
Dental Veneers: Dental veneers may be used to cover misshapen, crooked teeth with sheets of translucent porcelain to create a refined appearance. Dental veneers can enhance the appearance of the upper and lower lips as well as the jaw.
Oral Maxillofacial Surgery: Oral maxillofacial surgery may shift the appearance of the chin and jaw which can improve the appearance of thinned lips, an over extended chin or enlarged jaw. Of course, oral maxillofacial surgery is not for everyone.
The benefit of enhancement through cosmetic dentistry is that veneers and oral maxillofacial results last for many years to come. Adding injectables, facial fillers, laser therapy, and micro-dermabrasion to this equation can create more complimentary results.Plastic surgery for the forehead (brow area), mid face, or for neck ( neck liposuction or necklift surgery )can also increase the enhancement benefits of cosmetic dentistry. People can receive consultations from plastic surgeons that are very inclusive to receive a better understanding of the anatomy of the face and options for enhancement. Some plastic surgeons work hand and hand with cosmetic dentists on enhancement goals.
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