Written by Dr. Sam Muslin | Last Updated on 08/22/2019
What is a smile rejuvenation? It is a generic term, used by cosmetic dentists, to describe one or more procedures to improve the appearance of your smile. Standard methods include dental veneers and crowns to fix uneven and dull-looking teeth, gum lifts and contouring to change the shape of your gums, and clear aligners or braces to straighten the teeth.
Getting your smile rejuvenated is just a one-dimensional cosmetic dentistry fix that does not relieve headaches, neck tension, stress or clenching and grinding. TMJ symptoms require a three-dimensional approach with JawTrac® in order to improve the chin size, the shape of the face, facial profile, reverse facial collapse and relieve stress throughout the head an neck regions.
When you see this patient talking, most people and most dentists would never realize that she is experiencing facial collapse due to her overbite causing a "pushed back" chin position. Young patients experience facial collapse because they look like they have a small chin when in reality it is much larger than it appears. Additionally, the shape of her face is short and round much like an older person that has worn down their teeth.
She gives a very good explanation of her TMJ problems, fluorosis and cosmetic issues. She also explains how she feels after the facial rejuvenation by JawTrac® Technology, VENLAY® Bite Restorations with the Face Lift Dentistry® Method.
Dentistry desperately needed a treatment that could fix an overbite, improve the chin size, and at the same time give a smile rejuvenation beyond porcelain veneers. Most of the time these patients are being told they need jaw surgery, braces or porcelain veneers or crowns when all of these treatments are a "patchwork" approach. Dentistry needs treatment that does not hurt or harm the patient.
Patients need treatment that can lengthen their top teeth in order to support their faces and their choices of dental care were limited. Today, the greatest advancement in getting top teeth to show when you talk or smile are VENLAY® Bite Restorations. Patients do not get their teeth drilled down to little stumps. Instead, they can get cosmetic benefits beyond veneers that can transform their faces without the pain and damage to their teeth.
The total comprehensive approach needs to address everything at one time. We need to have the right jaw position and it needs to be "optimized" in order to function properly and give TMJ relief. We need to have beautiful white teeth that are shaped and designed to rejuvenate smiles and improve the neckline at the same time. Most importantly, we don't want to need jaw surgery, more years of braces and we don't want it to be painful by the dentist drilling down all of the healthy teeth.
Some patients live in areas where there are excessive amounts of fluoride in the water. This occurs naturally and the teeth are highly resistant to decay. However, fluorosis stains the teeth a dark brown color which makes the teeth look bad when they are in fairly good health. This patient received the Face Lift Dentistry® Method, with JawTrac® Technology and VENLAY® Bite Restorations. Her smile was rejuvenated, the facial collapse was reversed, the upper teeth show more and support her face. The shape of her face was improved, her facial profile was improved, her TMJ related health problems were reduced and her neckline was also improved. All of was done without drilling down any of her healthy teeth which makes this method nothing short of Revolutionary.
Everyone can benefit from this method and the only way to know how much is to come in for a consultation. Call the office and schedule your future. It is only available in Santa Monica California by the most experienced dentist in the world with this method. Tell us a little about yourself and we can give you some idea of the cost.
"When I first came here my face was collapsed. I work for a chain of 7 dental offices and not one of the dentists could help me. I'm very happy that I came here. I couldn't be more happy."
Patient from Texas
"For the first time in years I do not have headaches or TMJ pain. I feel younger and happier and get a great response with my smile wherever I go."
Patient from Idaho
"I did not like my smile. Veneers could not do this as my jaw needed to change, not just my teeth. My niece is a patient of Dr. Muslin and the work she had done just blew me away. Face Lift Dentistry® gave me exactly what I need."
Patient from Ohio