Face Lift Dentistry ®
Bob had dental problems his entire life. Despite his best efforts to improve his dental health, the work he had done would deteriorate shortly after it was completed.
Bob suffered from gum disease, missing teeth, cavities, poor dental restorations, a bad bite, abscessed teeth, and infection.
This resulted in tremendous discomfort including jaw popping, headaches, aching teeth, an unflattering appearance, and general poor health.
Dr. Muslin’s Face Lift Treatment
Bob went to Dr. Sam Muslin, DDS, MAGD, a prominent cosmetic dentist in Santa Monica, CA. Dr. Muslin has been practicing and perfecting his art for more than 30 years. He is especially proficient in the area of complex dentistry. This is where many types of dental work have to be completed in one coordinated treatment plan. This is called Face Lift Dentistry®. It is Dr. Muslin’s specialty.
Often, as in this case, the infection has to be eradicated and any bad restorations removed as part of the procedure. Typically, this will be done on the first visit.
In Bob’s case the treatment consisted of the following:
- His gum infection was treated using lasers and other non-surgical methods.
- Some of his upper teeth had to be extracted.
- Grafts had to be applied to his jawbone.
- Using his natural teeth as an anchor, dentures were placed in his mouth.
- The jaw was aligned.
- The bite was aligned.
- Crowns were placed in strategic places.
One of the truths Dr. Muslin has discovered is that patients need to see the teeth in their mouth before they can get comfortable with them. To assist them, Dr. Muslin shows how they will look with a special 3D simulator. In addition, the patients receive temporary teeth while they are healing. Then when everything is perfect, the permanent restorations are applied.
The Results of Face Lift Dentistry
You can see the remarkable difference in Bob’s face in the picture. He has a full, authentic smile and his face appears more symmetrical. In addition to the cosmetic benefits, the treatment also gave Bob two important things:
- His health has greatly improved. When dental health gets better, it enhances the total health of the individual.
- He has more self-confidence. Now, when he smiles, he does so with verve and satisfaction.
Bob received the full benefits of Face Lift Dentistry®. If you feel this could help you, contact Dr. Sam Muslin.
Non-Surgical Mouth Reconstruction and Facelift Dentistry, Santa Monica, CA