HealthWACH: Facelift dentistry

HealthWACH: Facelift dentistry

COLUMBIA (WACH) - In 2011, facelifts were the most popular cosmetic procedures and on average the most expensive. A facelift, or rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure to improve visible signs of aging in the face and neck. Many people who consider this procedure want to correct sagging in the middle of the face, loss of muscle tone in the lower face, deep creases below the lower eyelid, fat that has fallen, deep creases along the nose extending to the mouth, or loose skin under the chin and jaw. A facelift consultation will be conducted before the surgery can take place. Certain things have to be discussed for safety purposes; for instance, why they want the surgery, what medical conditions they have, what previous surgeries they have experienced, and what medications they are on.

There is a strong relationship between your oral health and your overall health. Bacteria from untreated gum disease can actually spread infection to other parts of your body. Pregnant women may be at a particular risk. Some neo-dental conditions have symptoms that appear in the mouth. A dental exam can reveal signs of osteoporosis, vitamin deficiencies, or other serious conditions like oral cancer or diabetes.

Sam Muslin, DDS has created a technique called FaceLift Dentistry to give patients better dental health and a better appearance. Instead of treating individual teeth one at a time with crowns and veneers, Dr. Muslin uses his patented Venlays to fix all of the teeth and the entire bite. He first removes all of the old crowns and fillings, then he asses the patientâ??s face and bite. He then uses the Venlays to treat the whole arc at the same time. The procedure requires no surgery and no fillings. Dr. Muslin creates a unique set of Venlays for each patient, in order to optimize their bite and facial structure. Apart from improved appearance and dental hygiene, Dr. Muslin has seen the FaceLift Dentistry procedure improve migraine symptoms, snoring, and even sleep apnea.