Dr. Afsoon Gerayli DDS.

Anti-Aging Dentistry

Smile Transformation Specialist

Recipient of the 2014 Los Angeles Top Rated Doctors Award

UCLA graduate and Award-winning general & Cosmetic Dentist in Los Angeles, CA.

Anti-Aging Treatment Dentistry

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Anti-aging dental treatment can deliver a greater cosmetic impact on a patient's life more than they may have ever imagined before. This field of dentistry involves more than just teeth whitening and porcelain veneers. It's a patented method used to optimize the jaw joint to improve the patient's overall facial shape.

Oral Health and Aging

Oral health becomes even more challenging as a patient ages. Your teeth get shorter and your bite position loses height which directly affects your jaw's position. This change in the jaw's position is considered normal as you age but causes more effort and discomfort with your ability to chew.

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Traditional Dentistry as well as Cosmetic Dentistry both have the tendency to focus on superficial aging issues related to your teeth. For example, removal of tooth decay, fillings, extractions, crown applications, and dental implants are the main procedures done in Traditional Dentistry. The placement of crowns and veneers in Cosmetic Dentistry require that your natural teeth be ground down before their application. What both fields fail to address is the underlying cause of aging occurring in the bottom very part of the face.

Facial Fillers and Surgical Face Lifts

Common cosmetic responses to aging involve spending a lot of money on facial fillers such as Juvaderm® or Restyline® plus extra cash on Botox® for wrinkle reduction. Although the signs of aging skin can be greatly reduced undergoing facelifts and other surgical procedures, it can't improve the overall shape of your face. Facial shape is one of the most obvious indicators of your age. A younger face has a more oval shape whereas an older face has a rounder shape with a chin that appears smaller. Also, an elderly person will mostly show lower teeth when they speak and their lips may appear to be receding as their chin protrudes more each day.

Try hard as you may, your true age will always announce itself with a poor bite and jaw position, regardless of how many cosmetic procedures you've undergone in the past. Your veneers nor your face-lift can restore your bite and jaw position back to the way it was when you were younger. Your face will continue to get shorter every year your bite and jaw position are left untreated. Fortunately, various changes in facial can all be fixed using the same method.

Why Anti-Aging Treatment is Vital

People today are living past 60 on average. As a result, the jaw must continue to function as it would normally for a much longer time. Unfortunately, many people are unaware of the connection between bite and jaw position optimization and age reversal.

Bite Equilibration

Dr. Afsoon Gerayli may attempt to correct a patient's bite through a process known as bite equilibration. This involves grinding down parts of a patient's taller teeth. In reality, this method actually works to shorten the patient's face further and is invasive. A non-invasive approach can be used to uniform your bite that eliminates the use of drills or shots to achieve a younger face and jaw.

Dr. Gerayli can usually visualize the jaw's position using tomography (ultra-low complex motion radiation) and then have it tested prior to the actual procedure. The patient likewise can preview the benefits of bite and jaw optimization before he or she undergoes this type of face lift.

One of the goals of Anti Aging Dental work is to develop the best bite and smile. It focuses on the patient's long term health rather than quick aesthetic fixes such is the case with cosmetic dentistry. The belief is that healthy teeth should not have to be ground down for porcelain veneers. Moreover, patients can't expect to live the highest quality of life until they undergo jaw and bite optimization which provides them with a strong, long-lasting facial foundation.

In Conclusion

The general population has less than the ideal facial shape because they don't have the best bite positions for their facial structure. This can cause someone to have an unusually small chin, or a face that is too round and too short, or head and neck stress all due to the wrong bite position.

However, these facial structural issues can be readily improved. Years of anti-aging research and high-tech dentistry have been integrated to deliver effective three-dimensional bite and jaw position treatment in a non-invasive manner. Anti-aging dental treatment goes beyond what you, the patient, sees in the mirror. Aside from gaining a more youthful appearance and improved facial support, persons who have undergone jaw and bite optimization also experience better sleep, less stress, less jaw tension and TMJ pain, more comfortable, efficient chewing capacity, and easier digestion.