Orofacial Rejuvenation is a comprehensive treatment plan designed to enhance the appearance, addressing a range of oral and facial issues for overall rejuvenation. In patients with failing teeth or tooth loss, or who have long been fitted with dentures or traditional fixed bridges, dental implants can play a very important role in the Orofacial Rejuvenation process. After all, nothing projects youth and vitality more strongly than a bright, healthy, beautiful and natural-looking smile – an asset that is best achieved for Singapore patients via implant-based dental restoration.
A treatment process that uses a combination of oral surgery and cosmetic procedures to brighten and enhance facial appearance, Orofacial Rejuvenation provides care to improve both dental and aesthetic issues in a single, comprehensive treatment plan. Dental implants are often an integral part of that process, since they are able to provide what no other method of dental restoration can, a smile that looks, feels and functions like healthy natural teeth. For Singapore patients interested in facial rejuvenation, dental implants offer another key advantage over all other teeth replacement options – protection against bone loss in the jaw – a problem that leads to progressive and premature facial aging.
That bone loss is a natural consequence of tooth loss – or more accurately, the loss of tooth roots, which stimulate the jawbone as a person bites and chews, prompting production of new bone cells to maintain jawbone strength and density. Without that stimulation, the jawbone gradually shrinks away, becoming progressively smaller and thinner over time. As that happens, the face shortens and support for facial features is lost, leading to hollows, wrinkles and loose skin in the cheeks and giving the lips a sunken, thinned appearance. Dental implant restoration, unlike any other restorative option available today, replaces lost tooth roots with implants, better maintaining the jawbone and the appearance.
For patients who have some changes in the face due to missing teeth or use of traditional dentures or bridges, Orofacial Rejuvenation may include placement of dental implants in Singapore – with bone augmentation if necessary – to firmly anchor natural-looking single crowns, implant-supported bridges or permanent, implant-supported dentures. This will not only provide a terrific, natural-looking smile, but will help stop further deterioration in the jawbone and appearance. Botox, dermal fillers and other cosmetic treatments can then be used to repair the damage already done to the appearance, smoothing away any hollows lines and wrinkles and restoring definition and volume to the lips and cheeks. The result is a younger, smoother, plumper and more vibrant facial appearance to compliment that brilliant new smile – an entirely new, fresh look provided via carefully coordinated oral and cosmetic procedures.
Of course, that is just a very generalized example of how Orofacial Rejuvenation may be done. Every patient is different, with unique issues, desires and treatment goals, so Orofacial Rejuvenation is, by necessity, a very individualized process. Finding out what combination of procedures and treatments would best meet your specific rejuvenation needs will require a consultation with Dr. Chan, giving him the opportunity to do the thorough examination that will form the basis of your Orofacial Rejuvenation treatment plan.