Total Facial Esthetics
Historically, men and women have always wanted to improve their facial appearance. Pinching cheeks, trying new makeup, changing hair styles and color, glasses/no glasses, all these have been tried to make us look and feel better.
Cosmetic dentistry is more recent. We have tooth colored bondings, veneers, crowns and implants. These serve to improve our health as well as our appearance.
Dentistry is no longer limited only to cosmetic dentistry. Every state allows the use of Botox and dermal fillers for therapeutic use and more than 30 states are allowing dentists to use them for esthetic purposes in the oral and maxillofacial areas. We have a new category in dentistry called Total Facial Esthetics.
WHY A DENTIST FOR BOTOX AND DERMAL FILLERS?
We, as dentists, have 4 years of training in head, neck and facial anatomy. We work with all muscles and nerves associated with the head, neck and face and dentists are thoroughly trained in local anesthesia for this area so that we can treat these areas for you painlessly. We do this on a daily basis. Most physicians have had very little training in the anatomy of this area and little, if any, training on giving local anesthesia in these areas.
So for a dentist to offer treatment involving Botox and dermal fillers, all they need is additional training in procedures specific to that and Dr. Burns has had extensive training in Botox and dermal fillers.
Placing dermal fillers in a pain-free manner involves what we do best.
Anesthetizing our patients puts us in an entirely different realm of pain control for what our patients have been enduring with dermatologists and plastic surgeons. We can now create an experience for my patients and staff who badly want this done but were previously terrified or turned off by a very painful experience with dermal fillers.
Of all the healthcare professionals, dentists are the logical choice to accomplish total facial esthetics because, along with eliminating wrinkles and folds in the face with Botox and dermal fillers, we can also give them nice white, straight teeth so they now truly have a great looking smile with beautiful teeth, lips, cheeks and faces.
Dentists now have the ability to treat patients from the chin to the top of the forehead with soft-tissue esthetics to compliment their dental esthetics. Who better to enhance someone’s smile than a dentist, who studies smiles daily?