Non-surgical improvements for the face are possible with advanced cosmetic dentistry that can obtain age reversing results. Neuromuscular stress reduction with ideal veridical bite development can prolong life and improve the quality of life.
The reality of natural face and TMJ position technology is available today with Face Lift Dentistry®. Cosmetic dentistry deals with the smile and porcelain veneers while Face Lift Dentistry® prevents premature aging, repositions the chin non-surgically for a better facial profile and achieves stress reeducation in the head and neck regions. Cosmetic dentistry has advanced over the years as many more people are realizing the huge benefits of looking vital and credible with advanced cosmetic dentistry.
Some of these patients suffered with cosmetic dentistry gone wrong, living with mediocre dentistry and failing porcelain veneers, and are now ready to replace them. Patients are more sophisticated in smile design and more experienced after getting a new smile. Years ago that was less than their esthetic expectations.
At the time, the porcelain veneers were better looking than their natural teeth but today; the same results are no longer acceptable. Today’s patients want cosmetic dentistry that will mimic the absolute best looking teeth that Mother Nature can deliver.
The porcelain veneers need to have surface texture and translucency that balance with the complexion and eye color of the patient. He explains, cosmetic dentistry needs to design porcelain veneers and porcelain crowns that compliment the patient from every angle and while speaking and laughing”. However, besides getting better porcelain veneers, advanced cosmetic dentistry can transcend the best cosmetic dentistry perceptions. Advanced cosmetic dentistry offers more than great porcelain veneers and a pretty smile.
Dr. Muslin’s version of advanced cosmetic dentistry is to create to best face for his patient. His treatment is to develop the length of the patient’s face by building a bite that harmonizes with the TMJ. This requires a special technology that makes his treatment highly predictable.
Patients fly into Santa Monica form Singapore, Japan, Brittan, Dubai, South American and from all over the United States. He has developed his neuromuscular skills to not only reverse years of facial aging and wrinkles but also to relieve neuromuscular stress in the head, jaw and neck areas.
His goal is to analyze the facial structure of the patient and design the neuromuscular jaw position to augment the patient in all expressions. It is not only about the smile, but it is about the entire face. The idea that dentistry can determine the structural aspect of the entire high tech ability to transform the face with his Face Lift Dentistry® is not well know because today’s cosmetic dentistry is still all about the smile.
The trouble with “smile dentistry” is that the treatment does nothing to enhance the patient’s face as the only benefit is when the patient is smiling and that is only about 5% of the time. So, how can advanced cosmetic dentistry influence the shape of the patient’s face?
The shape of the patient’s profile is determined by the sizes of the chin and head but most of the time the head and chin sizes are normal. The chin looks smaller because it is in the wrong position and angle.
The recessive chin looks like a small chin but in reality, it is normal in size. The chin looks small because it is in a recessive position that is reversed with Dr. Muslin’s Face Lift Dentistry® treatment. The best part of his unique advanced cosmetic dentistry is the treatment is non-surgical and can be completed without grinding healthy tooth structure.
Reversing the recessive chin position generally involves deep overbite correction that is anti-aging dentistry at it’s best. The results of this dentistry reverse years of premature aging. This patient had every old filling; crown and porcelain veneer removed in only one visit because his office is completely loaded with high tech dentistry equipment and he know how to use these technologies.
Dr. Muslin does not treat children as his entire office is focused on the highest level of advanced high tech adult dental health care. He has over 30 years of experience, was awarded LA’s Best Cosmetic Dentist for 2012 and may have one of the largest, honestly matching faces and expressions, before and after photo galleries of successful treatment in the world.
This patient has porcelain veneers done by a cosmetic dentist that were too thick and the smile was too gummy. Gummy smiles can now be treated with minimal surgical gum contouring that requires no stitches in just one visit.
On her first visit all of the old crowns and porcelain veneers were removed the gums were contoured and temporary veneers and crowns were placed. A couple of weeks later on her second visit, all of the new high tech cosmetic dentistry was completed to give this patient healthy upper teeth and gums for the first time in her life.
When a smile is slanted, the teeth and gums are out of balance. The smile is out of balance with the patient’s lips and face. Slanted smiles also gave they patient a more masculine appearance as her porcelain veneers looked like they belonged on a man.
Square and thick porcelain veneers on a slanted smile are not feminine and too many women have man’s teeth in their mouth because the cosmetic dentist they chose may have been conveniently located near their home or work rather than highly skilled. With something so important as your appearance that will be seen by every single person the patient meets, it is in their interest to find the best advanced cosmetic dentist on the planet even if they have to travel!
After getting bad veneers, she now needed a dentist with artistic skills that could optimize her smile by re-doing all of the work she already had done. But, she was shocked to learn that there is a level of care that goes beyond porcelain veneers. She could get high tech dentistry that reverses years of premature aging.
She had a case of bad veneers that were bulky, square and fake looking. The bottom line is that all cosmetic dentists are not created equal and too often patients pay the price by not choosing their cosmetic dentist wisely. She was looking for a more talented cosmetic dentist and saw someone with an incredible smile and asked for the name of his cosmetic dentist and he told her to go to Dr. Muslin.
She received a full mouth reconstruction but with the ultimate advanced cosmetic dentistry possible, his exclusive Face Lift Dentistry® treatment transformed her entire face. The idea behind this level of treatment is keep looking young by getting the very best bite, jaw position and facial lengthening. Face Lift Dentistry® determines the length of the patient’s face and has a huge impact on the size of the patient’s chin which prevents premature aging.
Premature aging is a result of neuromuscular stress from a bad bite, slanted smiles and infection in the mouth from decay and gum disease. Patients look older because they are making their bodies work very hard to remove the harmful bacteria resulting from bad porcelain veneers, leaking dental crowns, infected gums and deteriorating dental fillings and bad bites.
Harmful bacteria are swallowed and also penetrate into the blood stream through the gums. Bad bites age the patient’s face and increase their neuromuscular stress level. The goal of reversing premature aging is to stop all infection, create the ultimate jaw position, chin position, lip support and facial length while protecting the health of the teeth. Patients that receive this level of care live longer and healthier lives and will actually look younger than other people their same age.
To make matters worse, her gums were uneven and infected and she had extensive decay under the old silver fillings. These old silver fillings had gone bad which made her teeth look dark and dirty. The decay in her teeth was extensive and she was likely going to need several root canals in order to get her health level back up to par. Root canals can generally be completed in just one visit with the new nickel titanium files along with a wireless specialized hand piece.
Now she was facing serious oral health concerns on the top teeth because of already having bad cosmetic dentistry in place. She came to Dr. Muslin as a referral from one of his other patients after she saw the remarkable results her friend experienced. Knowing that Dr. Muslin could make her restorations look totally natural while also saving the infection from progressing in her mouth put her at ease.
Dr. Muslin uses only the latest technology and the finest materials in every procedure he performs. Many patients assume that all treatments from doctor to doctor are created equal but this is not the case. The quality of dental material and medication used in one office is not the same as another office. Likewise the hand skill of one doctor will not be that of another and this is why cosmetic dentistry results vary wildly.
As the fillings age, they begin to corrode. The longer they are left in the tooth, the more damage can occur. Dr. Muslin has found that silver fillings that are large such as these fillings, will crack the teeth because the expand and contract greater than the tooth. So, when we drink hot foods the silver will expand greater than the tooth causing the tooth to crack over time. It stands to reason that silver fillings should be replaced, at a minimum, with composite or porcelain fillings.
Silver fillings or Amalgam fillings are alloys of various metals, but usually 50% of the alloy is mercury. This mercury is bound to the other alloys in the amalgam and because it is bound to other alloys, it does not leak out of the fillings very much. In fact, Dr. Sam Muslin has read that we are exposed to more mercury in a tuna sandwich than we are with the sliver fillings. However, mercury is toxic at small levels and Sam Muslin DDS, Master of the Academy of General Dentistry, has not placed a silver filling in many years. Dr Sam Muslin does not eat a lot of tuna either.
Porcelain Crowns or Gold Crowns are used to add structural strength to your tooth so you can chew and bite hot and cold with power for many more years. Sometimes a half crown or partial crown can be made to save the remaining tooth structure. You and your dentist need to discuss and decide the best care for you.
Do not confuse porcelain fillings with composite fillings. Both are tooth colored but porcelain fillings are more durable, add strength to the tooth, retain their original color, maintain the height of your bite (this is very important) and almost disappear inside your tooth. You can't see them. Porcelain fillings are heat fired porcelain, ground from a block of porcelain such as Cerec or pressed into shape as with Empress or Sculpture Fibercore, and the prefered choice of replacing amalgam or silver fillings.
Composite fillings done in one visit wear down, stain and discolor, are weaker and don't last as long. Composite fillings are made of chips of porcelain mixed in plastic. They are obviously less expensive to receive. Porcelain fillings are the better dental treatment and hold better cosmetic dental appeal as they retain their original color.
Dr. Sam Muslin recommends that composite fillings be utilized in very small cavities in the molars and can be placed in larger cavities in the bicuspids and incisors. If a large composite is placed in multiple molar teeth, your bite can slowly collapse as the molar teeth wear down. I recommend gold or porcelain in the molar teeth for large cavities.
There are a lot of reasons for sensitivity of a cavity under the silver filling. Many of these cavities do not show up clearly on an x-ray and some digital x-rays are not as high a quality as film type x-rays so decay can be missed. If the decay gets too deep, the bacteria which cause decay can get into the nerve of your tooth causing an infection and eventually an abscess.
Her treatment began by removing all of the decay, old fillings, bad veneers, and treating the infected gums. Once her oral health was restored, the new veneers and crowns were tried in place. She had time to consider her new look in both the office and outside in natural daylight.
This is something Dr. Muslin insists upon taking the time to do because it assures him that the patient is happy and comfortable. As soon as she was totally confident in her new look, the restorations were permanently bonded into place. The key to successful cosmetic dentistry is to have the patient see the new porcelain veneers or porcelain crowns in their mouth before they are bonded.
Dr. Muslin’s patients can go outside, see the work in different lighting in the office and become comfortable with their new look before it is bonded. His patients are in control of their cosmetic dentistry.
Notice how much softer and rounder the new restorations look compared to the older square shapes of the past. After careful consideration of her facial features and her aesthetic goals, Dr. Muslin developed this look to give her entire face a more youthful and feminine feel. The sizes of the teeth now make sense and they compliment her facial character as opposed to the bulky look of the past.
The whiter tooth color was picked to match the white color of her eyes, which balances her face. Successful treatment is in the details.
Dr. Sam Muslin is Master of the Academy of General Dentistry, one of the highest awards in dentistry.