Dermal filler injections have long been a standard practice for cosmetic treatments. They’re a great option for quickly and simply smoothening age lines on the skin of the face. But, due to advancements in cosmetic dentistry, dermal fillers are now an additional tool for adjusting and upgrading smiles as well as practical applications for dental treatments. So, what can patients expect from dermal filler injections from their dental practice?
What Are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are injectables that contain a gel-like substance that replaces lost collagen in the skin. Injections are made with tiny needles just under the first few layers of the skin to promote a smoothing effect to wrinkles, lip lines, and crow’s feet. Dermal injections can also be used to amplify lips, making them fuller. And, can also be used in the cheekbones in order to add volume and raise the appearance of this feature.
Dermal fillers have little to no side effects and are easily applied in just a few minutes. The effects of dermal fillers last up to half a year, so they need to be reapplied after this time frame if a patient wants to keep experiencing the effects of this treatment. After six months, the ingredients in the dermal fillers are absorbed and discarded by the body – just like old skin cells.
Along with the traditional applications, dentists are now using dermal fillers in their dental practices for other purposes. Some of the issues and cosmetic applications dental dermal fillers can be used for include:
Closing Dark Gaps Between Teeth
Some teeth gaps create a dark space in between the teeth, which can be fixed using dermal fillers. Essentially, dental fillers can be injected into the gums in order to expand gum tissue between the teeth which can help to close the gap and make the appearance of the gap much less noticeable.
Enhancing the Chin and Jaw Line
Another thing that dental patients can benefit from when it comes to dermal fillers is a more defined chin and jaw line. Dermal fillers can define specific areas of the chin and jaw, making them to appear stronger and distinct.
Reducing the Appearance of Smile Lines
Years of smiling can lead to a reduction of collagen in the face, which is a protein found in the cells that promote elasticity. Thus, leading to the appearance of fine lines where our facial muscles expand while smiling. These lines typically appear around the nose, mouth, and around the eyes. Dermal fillers can help to improve the appearance, and in some cases completely remove, the appearance of smile lines.
Dermal Filler Injectables Available at Riverbend Family Dentistry
Riverbend Family Dentistry, a dental practice located in Jupiter, Florida, offers a number of enhancing cosmetic treatments for our dental patients, including dermal fillers and Botox. Find out more about our cosmetic dentistry services from our website and book your first appointment today.