Aging brings many challenges to older adults. Bodies change, cognitive issues may arise, and a once-youthful appearance may fade, but with the right facial rejuvenation dentist in Wilmington, North Carolina, you can restore your youthful appearance and fight the natural signs of aging.

Some of the most common physical facial changes that come with aging are:

  • Changes to lip shape, such as thin, compressed, and wrinkled lips
  • Development of jowls (this appears as excess fat and sagging skin at your jawline)
  • A noticeable crease between your chin and lower lip
  • A sunken-in look, especially around the mouth
  • Hollow cheeks

Certain dentistry procedures can minimize these inevitable signs of aging and not only make you look better but feel better, too, with increased self-confidence and improved self-esteem.

Non-Surgical Facelift

Facial rejuvenation is often referred to as a non-surgical facelift and may involve a combination of dental procedures performed over time. No two people have the same facial rejuvenation treatment plan because every person has their own unique set of challenges.

You may be missing one or two teeth due to tooth decay or periodontal disease, or you may have lost all of your teeth in an accident. Regardless of what has led you to explore facial rejuvenation options, your Wilmington, North Carolina, facial rejuvenation dentist has the skills, training, education, and dental technology to restore a more youthful appearance.

What Is Involved with Facial Rejuvenation?

Typically, facial rejuvenation procedures replace missing teeth and/or provide a full mouth reconstruction.

  • Fountain of Youth Dentures® are a highly effective, hugely popular tool of the trade to replace missing teeth and restore a more youthful appearance. Unlike traditional dentures that may slip or look obvious, FOY® Dentures are a cosmetic denture designed to restore the shape of your face instead of just replacing missing teeth.
  • Fountain of Youth Dentures® are made of high-quality ceramics and are custom-made to restore your youthful smile. When you get Fountain of Youth Dentures® to rejuvenate your face, you can expect them to look great, function great, and fit perfectly in your mouth. No one will know you have dentures unless you tell them.
  • Full mouth reconstruction is another way that your Wilmington restorative dentist will replace missing teeth and restore a more youthful appearance. A full mouth reconstruction is a series of dental procedures that rejuvenate your youthful appearance and usually consist of dental implants.
  • If you’re missing all your teeth or are a long-time denture wearer who still has adequate jawbone density, a Wilmington, NC, reconstructive dentist will likely recommend the most innovative dental implant available today: All-On-4 Dental Implants®. This revolutionary dental implant only requires four posts while traditional dental implants typically require six to eight surgically implanted titanium posts.
  • The All-On-4® dental implant acts as the tooth root and stimulates your jawbone to prevent further bone loss. A dental crown is placed on top of the dental implant and is the final step of the dental implant process. Unlike dentures, dental implants are never taken out of your mouth. They look and function just like natural teeth and can last a lifetime when well taken care of according to your dentist’s instructions.

Benefits of Facial Rejuvenation Non-Surgical Facelift

In addition to having a beautiful smile that will light up a room and never having to deal with the embarrassing problem of missing teeth, facial rejuvenation provides benefits including:

  • No downtime as you would with invasive surgery
  • Any other dental issues including bite issues (related to TMJ) will also be addressed
  • Your appearance will appear more youthful
  • Your confidence will sky rocket
  • You can enjoy all the foods you love
  • You won’t have to deal with any messy denture adhesives

Nervous About Dental Procedures? Sedation Dentistry Will Help!

If you’ve been putting off having missing teeth replaced due to dental anxiety or dental phobia, sedation dentistry allows you to have these procedures performed while comfortable and relaxed. You will likely have no memory of your dental visits, and your Wilmington facial rejuvenation dentist will discuss sedation dentistry options with you if you are anxious about the procedures.

Learn More Facial Rejuvenation in Wilmington, NC Today

Dr. Michael J. Kuzma and the team at Kuzma Advanced Dentistry stand ready to meet you and perform a thorough evaluation of your dental situation. Should you be a good candidate for facial rejuvenation, a treatment plan will be custom designed to meet your goals. Please call Kuzma Advanced Dentistry at (910) 392-6060, or fill out our online contact form to ask questions or request an appointment.