A tooth extraction also referred to as exodontia is the removal of a tooth from the mouth. Extractions are performed for a wide variety of reasons, including tooth decay that has destroyed enough tooth structure to render the tooth non-restorable. Extractions of impacted or problematic wisdom teeth are routinely performed, as are extractions of some permanent teeth to make space for orthodontic treatment
Unavoidable Reasons for tooth extraction
The most common reason for extraction is tooth damage due to breakage or decay.
- Despite the reduction in worldwide prevalence of dental caries. Severe tooth decay or caries with infection acute or chronic alveolar abscess) is still the most common reason for extraction.
- Severe gum disease commonly known as Pyorrhea which may affect the supporting tissues and bony structures of teeth.
- Extra teeth, known as Supernumerary teeth which are blocking other erupting teeth.
- In preparation for orthodontic treatment (braces)
- After trauma, teeth in the fracture line.
- Fractured or broken teeth.
- Teeth detrimental to fit or appearance of dentures.
- Insufficient space for wisdom teeth(impacted third molars). When your wisdom teeth are not erupting or partly erupting & giving pain or discomfort in the jaws.
- Cosmetic reason; teeth with poor appearance, structurally week and unsuitable for restoration
- Receiving radiation to the head and neck may require extraction of teeth in the field of radiation.
- Deliberate, medically unnecessary, extraction as a particularly dreadful form of physical torture.
Types of extraction
Simple extractions are performed on teeth that are visible in the mouth, usually under local anesthetic, and require only the use of instruments to elevate and/or grasp the visible portion of the tooth.
Surgical extractions involve the removal of teeth that cannot be easily accessed, either because they have broken under the gum line or because they have not erupted fully. Frequently, the tooth may be split into multiple pieces to facilitate its removal.
Commonly used first is an ultrasonic instrument which uses tickling vibrations to knock larger pieces of tartar loose. It also sprays acooling mist of water while it works to wash away debris and keep the area at a proper temperature. The device typically emits a humming or high pitched whistling sound. This may seem louder than it actually is because the sound may get amplified inside your head, just like when you put an electric toothbrush into your mouth.
The ultrasonic instrument tips are curved and rounded and are always kept in motion around the teeth. They are by no means sharp since their purpose is to knock tartar loose and not to cut into the teeth. It is best to inform the operator if the sensations are too strong or ticklish so that they can adjust the setting appropriately on the device or modify the pressure applied.
With larger deposits that have hardened on, it can take some time to remove these, just like trying to remove baked-on grime on a stove that has been left over a long time. So your cleaning may take longer than future cleanings. Imagine not cleaning a house for six months versus cleaning it every week. The six-month job is going to take longer than doing smaller weekly jobs.
Fine hand tools
Once the larger pieces of tartar are gone, the dental worker will switch to finer hand tools (called scalers and curettes in dental-speak) to remove smaller deposits and smoothen the tooth surfaces. These tools are curved and shaped to match the curves of the teeth. They allow smaller tartar deposits to be removed by carefully scraping them off with a gentle to moderate amount of pressure. Just like taking a scrubbing brush to a soiled pot, the dental worker has to get the areas clean and smooth.
Once all the surfaces are smooth, the dental worker may polish your teeth. Polishing is done using a slow speed handpiece with a soft rubber cupthat spins on the end. Prophylaxis (short for prophy) paste – a special gritty toothpaste-like material – is scooped up like ice cream into the cup and spun around on the teeth to make them shiny smooth.
Tooth whitening can be a very effective way of lightening the natural colour of your teeth without removing any of the tooth surface or damaging it. Usually the original shade of the tooth is whitened to a lighter colour, rather than being turned completely white.
s we get older our teeth get darker. This is partly due to our getting older, but it is also caused by the foods we eat and drink, and by other habits such as smoking. Tea, coffee, blackcurrant juice, red wine and other foods that have strong colours can have an effect on the overall colour of our teeth. Teeth may also darken as a result of some antibiotics Some people naturally have a more grey shade of teeth. Other people have white spots on their teeth. This can be caused by early tooth decay, or illness when the tooth was forming. There are a number of reasons why you might get your teeth whitened. Everyone is different; and just as our hair and skin colour vary, so do our teeth. Very few people have brilliant-white teeth. ‘Calculus' or tartar can also affect the colour of your teeth. Some people may have staining under the enamel surface or tiny cracks can appear in the teeth which take up stains.
Generally root canal treatment is perceived as very painful and dreaded procedure. But at Smiline we hope to change this by offering painless, minimum discomfort if possible, single sitting root canal treatments. We can also claim that our post fillings discomfort is minimum. Success rate of root canal treatment at Smiline are very high due to cutting edge technology used like protaper, lasers and good sterilization protocol followed.
- An opening is made through the crown of the tooth into the chamber where the pulp is found.
- The pulp is removed, and the root canal/s are cleaned and shaped into a form that can be filled easily.
- Medications to prevent infection may be placed in the pulp chamber.
- Your dentist may leave the tooth open in order for it to drain, however often a temporary filling is placed in the crown of the tooth to protect it until your next visit. Antibiotics may be prescribed to help prevent infection.
- The temporary filling will be removed, and after cleaning, the pulp chamber and root canal/s will be filled.
- Finally, your dentist may place a crown (either porcelain or gold) over your tooth.
Crown is a type of Dental restoration which completely Caps or encircles a Tooth. In other words it is a Tooth-shaped "Cap" that is placed over a Tooth -- to cover the Tooth to restore its Shape and Size, Strength, and improve its appearance.
Crowns are used to cover Teeth that are weakened by decay, severely damaged, chipped or discolored.
Crowns are most commonly indicated after the Root Canal Therapy. When the Teeth undergo Endodontic treatment or Root Canal Therapy, they are devitalized. The nerve and blood supply are cut off and the Nerve space is filled with various inert materials to prevent future invasion by bacteria. The living tooth structure is surprisingly resilient and can sustain considerable abuse without fracturing. Consequently, after the Root Canal Therapy is performed, the Tooth becomes extremely brittle and is significantly weaker than its vital neighbors. Hence all the Root Canal Treated Teeth require Crown for support and proper protection against fracture.
The most common method of Crowning a Tooth involves using a Dental impression of a prepared Tooth by a Dentist to fabricate the Crown outside of the mouth. The Crown can then be inserted at a subsequent Dental appointment.
Permanent Crowns can be made from
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Crowding of teeth
- Openbite. Front teeth don't touch
- Deep Overbite. Lower front teeth bite into palate
- Missing lateral incisors
- Undebite. Lower front teeth in front of uppers
- Spacing of teeth
- Overbite. Protruding front teeth
Oral Cancer Screening
The best way to get an early diagnosis for a breast cancer is a mammogram. For oral cancers, dentists include an oral cancer screening in a regular dental examination. It is done in one of two ways: a soft tissue examination, or using Velscope oral cancer screening system. Some dentists do visual inspection of the oral cavity to look for any sores or discolored tissues, and palpation of the head, neck and oral cavity to feel lumps or irregular tissue changes. The use of Velscope oral cancer screening system is a non-invasive procedure where a blue light is used to emphasize any changes in the mouth that visual inspection cannot see.
Causes of Oral Cancer
There is no known single cause of oral cancer but there are some factors that increase the risk of developing it. They include:
- Smoking, chewing tobacco or using snuff
- Heavy alcohol drinking
- Chewing betel nut
- Sun exposure to the lips
- Infection of the oral cavity with the human papillomavirus (HPV) may also be a risk factor for oral cancer.
However, some people develop oral cancer without any of these risk factors.
Symptoms of Oral Cancer
Like other cancers, oral cancer manifests warning signs found in the different areas or sites where oral cancer can start showing, such as:
- Swellings or thickenings, lumps or bumps, rough spots, crusts, or eroded areas on the lips, gums, or other areas inside the mouth
- Velvety white, red or speckled patches in the mouth
- Bleeding in the mouth for unknown reasons
- Numbness, loss of feeling, pain or tenderness in any area of the face, neck or mouth
- Non-healing sores on the mouth, face or neck that bleed easily
- Persistent sore throat
- Chewing , swallowing problem
- Difficulty speaking, or moving the jaw or tongue
- Change in voice (hoarseness), chronic sore throat
- Ear pain
- Dramatic weight loss
These symptoms are difficult to self-diagnose and a dental examination is highly recommended if any of these signs are noticed.
Made from a mixture of glass and an organic acid, glass ionomer cement is a tooth-coloured filling material available in different shades. It requires minimum tooth reduction and bonds chemically to the tooth. It is used for filling and cementing. It is also used as a dental sealant. Due to its fluoride releasing property and requirement of less tooth preparation, it is the material of choice for filling cavities in milk teeth. It generally lasts for less than five years.
Used for filling anterior teeth, teeth abrasions near the gum in posterior (back) teeth and fillings in young children. They are also used to cement inlays and crowns.
- They bond chemically to the teeth.
- Release fluoride which helps to prevent decay.
- Excellent for permanently cementing veneers, crowns, bridges, etc.
- They are not as strong as composites.
- Colour matching of teeth is not as good as composites.
- They are susceptible to wear and are prone to fracture
Protruding jaw (Prognathia) is a situation where the lower jaw is too large and grows too far forward. Jaw surgery can be used to slide the lower jaw back.
Protruding jaw surgery is done to rectify abnormalities of the lower jaw (mandible), which may be too large or too small. The jaw can be advanced or repositioned surgically.
The most common operation to advance or retract the jaw is called a sagittal split osteotomy. This type of surgery allows for the placement of bone screws or plates. Consequently, the jaws do not have to be wired together at the end of the procedure. The operation is performed almost entirely from inside the mouth to minimize visible scars on your face. It is performed under general anaesthesia.
When your oral and maxillofacial surgeons complete the evaluations, they may prepare a treatment plan according to the patient's body language. Once they have discussed your treatment plan with you, take time to weigh the benefits and risks of surgery and then make your decision. Before making your commitment, remember that braces move your teeth for the bite you will have after surgery. Changing your mind in the middle could make your bite worse.
People who can potentially benefit from orthognathic surgery include those with an improper bite or those with jaws that are in disposition. Jaw growth is a slow and gradual process and in some instances the upper and lower jaws may grow at different rates. The result can be a host of problems that may affect chewing function, long-term oral health, speech and appearance. Injury to the jaw and birth defects can also affect jaw alignment.
What are dental implants?
Implant Dentistry in India Regarded as a popular alternative to removable dentures or tooth-supported bridgework, a Dental Implant is an artificial (Prosthetic) tooth root placed inside the Jawbone for holding together Crowns or Bridgework or Dentures. Made of Light but strong Titanium that is bio-compatible and cannot be rejected by the body, Dental Implants is invisible once surgically placed inside the Jawbone. End result is that the Dental Implants look, feel and function like one's own teeth. If maintained in good condition and with care, Dental Implants can last a lifetime.
What Dental Implants Do?
|They replace severely damaged or missing teeth.|
|They hold together a Bridge eliminating the requirement of a Removable Partial Denture|
|They provide solid and firm support to a Denture making them secure.|
|They are strong and secure providing freedom from irritating clicks and loose movements of dentures.|
|They are reliable and an ideal replacement for Tooth|
|They give confidence by allowing the wearers to eat, drink and speak normally.|
Prosthodontics or Prosthetic Dentistry deals with the restoration and maintenance of oral function, comfort, appearance, and health of the patient by the restoration of the missing natural teeth. It also deals with the replacement of missing teeth and contiguous oral and maxillofacial tissues with artificial substitutes. This discipline includes Fixed, Removable, Maxillofacial and Implant Prosthodontics such as Dentures (rigid and flexible).
Dentures are false teeth made to replace teeth you have lost. Dentures can be complete or partial. Complete dentures cover your entire upper or lower jaw. Partials replace one or a few teeth.
A removable partial denture usually consists of replacement teeth attached to a pink or gum-colored plastic base, which is connected by metal framework that holds the denture in place in the mouth. Partial dentures are used when one or more natural teeth remain in the upper or lower jaw. A fixed (permanent) bridge replaces one or more teeth by placing crowns on the teeth on either side of the space and attaching artificial teeth to them. This "bridge" is then cemented into place. Not only does a partial denture fill in the spaces created by missing teeth, it prevents other teeth from changing position. A precision partial denture is removable and has internal attachments rather than clasps that attach to the adjacent crowns.
Pros and Cons of Dentures
Dentures definitely provide a great smile with a very natural appearance. They're made of very durable materials and last very long when properly taken care of. Typically dentures last about five years. They also correct several problems, from speech to chewing, for many patients.
There's no doubt that dentures take a little getting used to. There is maintenance involved, and initial speech issues to overcome (these are temporary and last only a couple of days). Mouth irritation or sores may occur, but are usually caused by poor dental hygiene, and not removing your dentures when needed. It is common that your mouth changes over the life of your dentures, so even though they last long, they may need to be replaced to achieve a better fit before they are worn out. With a denture a person typically chews at only 15-23% efficiency compared to a person chewing with their natural teeth. In the case of a full upper denture, the upper palate is covered which can reduce taste of foods you're chewing.
Full Mouth implants and Dentures
Complete dentures can be either "conventional" or "immediate". A conventional denture is made and placed in the mouth about 8 to 12 weeks after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has healed. Unlike conventional dentures, immediate dentures are made in advance and can be positioned as soon as the teeth are removed. As a result, the patient does not have to be without teeth during the healing period. However, bones and gums shrink over time, especially during the healing period following tooth removal. Therefore a disadvantage of immediate dentures compared with conventional dentures is that they require more adjustments to fit properly during the healing process and generally should only be considered a temporary solution until conventional dentures can be made.
Laser Gum Surgery
Periolase treatment is the removal of infected tissue, debris, and bacteria, as well as stimulation of the bone and surrounding gum tissue for reattachment.
The best news about the new laser technology is that, unlike traditional "flap" surgery, laser gum surgery promotes regeneration of diseased gum and root surfaces.The patient experiences no gum recession and no side effects than from scalpel surgery.
There is also a much lower chance of gum disease returning after laser gum surgery, since there is regrowth of the connective tissue. Other benefits include a nearly pain-free experience, very little recovery time, if any, and no higher cost than traditional scalpel gum surgery.
How Laser Gum Surgery Works
The process for laser gum surgery uses an FDA approved laser and is called LANAP, which stands for "laser-assisted new attachment procedure." The pulsing laser can tell the difference between diseased gum tissue, which is darker in color, and healthy tissue, and thus it only destroys the infected areas.
The new attachment refers to the actions performed by the periodontist after removing the diseased tissue, when the laser is used to agitate the remaining tissue just enough so that it is stimulated to reattach to the bone. The heat of the laser then seals the gums with a "thermal blood clot, creating a physical barrier to any bacteria or tissue that could re-create gum pockets," according to Sam Low, vice-president of the American Academy of Periodontology.
While laser therapy hasn't been demonstrated to be superior to scalpel surgery, according to the Journal of Periodontology, the decreased pain and recovery time, as well as the potential for regeneration, suggest that there are some important advantages of the newer technology over the old.
After an initial exam and x-rays, the periodontist will schedule two appointments within a week of each other, and then proceed to treat one half of the mouth at a time.
Each session takes about two hours and includes the use of Novacaine or a similar local anesthetic. After the area is numb, the periodontist will use the laser to seek out and destroy all the diseased gum tissue. It is then removed through a combination of water, suction and laser. Next, the doctor will use the laser to stimulate the regrowth and reaattachment of the gum tissue to the bone. The patient's bite is also adjusted to prevent unwanted grinding, and patients are usually given a bite guard to wear.
Laser Gum Surgery Post Operative Treatment and Recovery.
There is minimal recovery time after the laser gum surgery. The patient can drive themselves home and even return to work the same day. It is a good idea to take it easy for the first 24 hours, and antibiotic and anti-inflammatory medications are taken to prevent infection and reduce swelling.
Crucial to the healing and regeneration at this point are the instructions to refrain from brushing teeth for about a week after the procedure. Gentle rinsing and rubbing the tooth lightly with a cotton swab is the most agitation allowed inside the mouth. A liquid and soft food diet is also required for a week, to prevent any disturbance of the new blood clots which have formed during the procedure. Soon, these will heal into healthy, sealed gum tissue, preventing further infection and disease.
Non-Surgical Alternative To Flap Surgery
It is extensively used in patients with dental problems and suffering from hypertension, diabetes, cardiac problems, organ transplant and epilepsy where surgery is not feasible.
Laser Assisted Flap Surgery
It’s used in young patients suffering from Pyorrhea where flap surgery is required. Laser’s advantage is that it can be used simultaneously while arresting bleeding and provides a clear sterile path for the surgery to be done at its best.
Gingivectomy & Gingivoplasty
Laser effectively treats Gingival hyperplasia induced by Antihypertensive and Antiepileptic drugs
Root Canal Treatment
Laser helps in efficient removal of tissue from the canals thanks to the Laser Tip which when inserted within the canals, cleans up leftover tissues and ensures effective success of the surgery
High Frenum Attachment often is responsible for prevalence of wide spacing in upper and lower anterior teeth. This can be relieved in a painless manner by Laser
Using Laser, a procedure called Lingual Frenectomy can be used to treat speech difficulties.
Gummy Smile results in an unaesthetic smile which dampens a person’s confidence. Using Laser, a procedure called Aesthetic Recontouring of the Gums can be done thus raising the crown’s length resulting in healthy and natural smile.
Using Laser, a procedure called Sulcular Deepening helps in ensuring easier Denture Fabrication by facilitating greater retentive area. It also helps in faster healing in a painless manner
Laser Ablation helps to treat the most painful of Oral Ulcer faster and very effectively too
Pericoronal Flap Removal
Often Tissue Flap overlying erupting teeth causes pain and recurrent infection especially in third molar area. Laser technique helps to excise the flap and eliminate pain and its effects
Why is it done
Removing a tooth is necessary when decay or an abscessed tooth is so severe that no other treatment will cure the infection.
How well it works
Removing a tooth can help keep infection from spreading to other areas of your mouth and or head and neck.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
Wisdom teeth, also called 'third molars' usually do not push through the gums until people are in their late teens, twenties or even older. They are usually the last teeth to come through the gums.
Most people have four wisdom teeth. Some people may have less, or not at all. Often there is little space at the back of the jaws for the wisdom teeth to come through. If the jaw does not have enough room to accommodate the wisdom tooth, the tooth will become wedged in or 'impacted'. Some impacted wisdom teeth remain buried and cause no trouble. However, other impacted wisdom teeth may cause severe problems.
Often one or more wisdom teeth will cause problems and must be removed. It is a very common procedure and should usually be done as soon as possible before the problems get worse.
Problems caused by impacted wisdom teeth include:
When an impacted wisdom tooth starts to push through the gum, an infection can start around the top of the tooth. Infection and inflammation can cause pain, swelling, and jaw stiffness. Swallowing may be painful and the person may feel generally unwell. The infection can cause bad breath and an unpleasant taste.
Pressure from the wisdom tooth may cause pain in the tooth next to it. Pain can also be caused by the infection around the wisdom tooth.
A wisdom tooth may push nearby teeth out of their correct position and may help cause crowding of front teeth.
If a wisdom tooth is not removed, a sac of fluid, called a cyst can form around the tooth and may displace the tooth. The cyst can destroy bone tissue and damage other teeth and the gums. Cyst formation around unerupted teeth is uncommon.
Damage to nearby molars
An impacted wisdom tooth may keep pushing against the molar next to it. This can cause an 'erosion cavity' where the wisdom tooth hits the other molar. This often leads to serious damage to both teeth. The molars may become infected or abscessed. Removal of both molars is often needed.
An upper wisdom tooth may push sideways out of the gum. It may cause an ulcer where it rubs against the inside of the cheek.
A food trap
Food becomes trapped between the wisdom tooth and the molar next to it. This can cause decay in both teeth.
Create a whole new look for yourself!
If you undergo a smile Designing at Partha Dental you can attain the smile you’ve always wanted.
Our Cosmetic dentists, are skilled in a wide-range of cutting-edge cosmetic dentistry procedures - including porcelain veneers and crowns, Zoom!® and BriteSmile® teeth whitening, dental bonding, and more - allowing them to turn your dream smile into reality.
We invite you to take the first step by contacting our cosmetic dentistry practice to schedule a consultation, viewing our gallery of smile makedesigning, or reading more about a few of our popular procedures:
- Digital Smile Design
- Cosmetic Gum Lift (Smile Lift)
- Teeth Whitening
- Zirconia crowns
- Porcelain Veneers
- Dental Implants
- Restorative and General Dentistry
Digital Smile Design
Computer imaging software allows us to work with you to craft a new smile - given your goals, your facial structure, and other factors. When you can preview your smile, there are no surprises, and you get a smile that suits you perfectly.
Cosmetic Gum Lift (Smile Lift)
If you have a "gummy" smile with teeth that appear too short, you have several great options for your smile makeover. One of our popular procedures is laser gum lift surgery combined with crown lengthening accomplished with porcelain veneers or zirconia Crowns.
During a cosmetic gum lift, one of our dentists uses a laser to gently sculpt and shape your gums so that more of each tooth is visible. Often, we follow up this gum reshaping by placing veneers or crowns, which enhances the shape and length of teeth. However, many patients attain the look they desire with the gum lift alone. Consult with our dentists to learn which strategy can achieve the look you desire
Do you want add an extra sparkle to your smile! Then dental jewellery is a fantastic way to help you make an oral fashion statement and stand out in the crowd. Dental jewel is a special decoration, for example diamond or another stone, which can be attached to your teeth without consequences. Skyce is a range of crystal glass tooth jewellery. The stones are bonded to the labial surfaces of natural upper anterior teeth without invasive preparation.
Main features of Dental Jewellery include:
- No drilling
- No holes
- No teeth preparation
- No loss of teeth structure
- Temporary and can be removed any time
Are you a suitable candidate for application of a dental jewel? If you desire to endow your smile with a jewel and the teeth to which the jewel should be attached are healthy, you can be a suitable candidate for this treatment.
Before the application of dental jewel: During the consultation with your doctor, you will choose the jewel and the tooth, to which the jewel should be attached. The doctor will check the condition of your tooth, if it is too damaged, he can recommend attaching the jewel to another tooth.
No anesthesia required: The application of dental jewel is completely painless and does not require any anesthesia.
The application procedure: After perfect mouth hygiene, the jewel is stuck on the tooth with an adhesive substance, similar to the substance used to fix the retainer. This process does not damage the enamel, which is a big advantage.
After the application: You will probably need few hours to get used to the small jewel in the mouth. The doctor provides you with all instructions concerning the care of dental jewels. Most important is perfect mouth hygiene.
Is it possible to remove the jewel? The dental jewel is attached to the tooth with a substance, which does not damage the enamel, it is therefore possible to remove it or change it without consequences.
How long does the dental jewel last? The dental jewel can last a relatively long time; it is however limited by the stress put on the decorated tooth and dental care. If the jewel gets loose unexpectedly, it is possible to reattach it without consequences.
Future of Dental jewellery
Dental jewellery is the latest trend in cosmetic dentistry and is fast attracting not only the young crowd but also people of all ages. The trend is catching up with males, especially those heading towards foreign destinations for study or leisure. However, not many girls are visiting clinics and enquiring about tooth jewellery. But it is only a matter of time before "Skyce" or "Tooth Jewellery" acquires a universal appeal.
Plastic Cosmetic Surgery for the Lips
Are your lips too thick, or is the red of your lips too small? Lip enhancement or lip reduction . Is your upper lip too big or is your bottom lip too big, does it hang down? A cosmetic procedure or plastic surgery may be able to help make your lips more beautiful and give you more self-confidence.
Possible surgical treatments:
- Lip Plasty: to make the lips narrower or fuller.
- Lifting the upper lip: shortening a drooping upper lip
- Upper lip correction: gum - smile.
Standard result for lip reduction
Lip-Plasty: reducing the size of thick lips
- Are your lips too big? It is possible to reduce their size.
- LIP-PLASTY: Are your lips too thick or is the red of your lips too small? If so you could consider plastic surgery correction to make your lips smaller or fuller.
- LIFTING THE UPPER LIP: with age the upper lip tends to droop and the red of the lips becomes narrower. This symptom of the aging process can be corrected with a simple "butterfly correction".
- GUMMY SMILE CORRECTION: if your gums are exposed because your upper lip is lifted too high when you smile, this procedure can offer a solution.
Are your lips too thick or too full? It is possible to reduce the size of your lips.
Through a small incision the plastic surgeon turns the excess red of the lips inwards. The scar is hidden in the mouth and is therefore invisible.
This procedure is performed under a local anaesthetic and last about an hour. The lips will be swollen and bruised for about 2 weeks. After 6 weeks the definite result is visible.
Are your lips too thin or is the red part of the lips too narrow? It is possible to enhance the lips.
If an injection is not effective because the red of the lips is too inverted then it can be enlarged by turning the red of the lips from the inside of the lips outwards.
This procedure is performed with a local anaesthetic and lasts about an hour. The lips may be swollen and bruised for about two weeks. This procedure can be combined with an injectable filler.
You have to wait a few months before the scars from a Lip-Plasty fully mature. You may experience a little discomfort when moving the lips for a few weeks. A temporary loss of sensation in the lips is possible. Sometimes the scar tissue can remain lumpy and sensitive for a longer period.
Lifting the upper lip:
The plastic surgeon usually makes a small butterfly-shaped incision. The scar is hidden in the nostrils. Lifting the upper lip gives a more youthful appearance. The procedure is performed with a local anaesthetic and takes about half an hour.
Standard result for lifting the upper lip
Lifting the upper lip: for a younger look.
- Lifting the upper lip
- Filling the lips.
With age the upper lip tends to droop so that the red of the lips looks narrower. This problem can easily be solved with a 'butterfly correction". This procedure lifts the upper lip and has a rejuvenating effect on the appearance of your mouth and face.
Lips: Book your consultation
During your no-obligation consultation all aspects of any possible treatment will be discussed: the doctor will make a detailed assessment of your wishes and requirements and will determine whether you are a good candidate for lip correction. The doctor will discuss the expected results with you as well as any possible risks the treatment involves and the necessary aftercare.
How Dimple Creation Surgery done?
Punch biopsy instrument is positioned beside the buccal mucosa (inner cheek) and circular motions are made to cut through the mucosa, submucosal fat, and cheek muscle. A circular center collects of these tissues is removed, leaving the skin intact, which will build a superficial cylindrical-shaped fault under the skin. This ‘defect’ is blocked by insertion an absorbable suture through the cheek muscle on one side of the imperfection, then through the dermis layer of the skin and lastly through the cheek muscle on the other side of the desert. The skin will, however, squash out in a week or two when the suture is wrapped up. The interior scarring which takes place will attach the muscle to the skin, creating a dimple when one smiles.
Dimple creation surgery is performed on any type of cheek, weather it is chubby or not. It is easier if the cheeks are not too chubby. If someone needs dimples that are very prominent, a larger punch biopsy is used to remove a larger core of soft tissue.