Dr. Bahi

Cheek Implants: The Permanent Solution for Instant Cheekbones

Many people desire to have high, prominent cheekbones, as they are considered by society to be a very aesthetically appealing feature. Some people naturally have higher cheekbones than others. Also, as people age, volume in that area often decreases. One way of adding volume back into the cheek area is through temporary facial fillers such as Juvederm. The permanent option would be with cheek augmentation.

If you are feeling somewhat hesitant or nervous about going ahead with this type of procedure, it would be a great idea to first start with Juvederm as a temporary option. This can give you the reassurance that you are making the right decision, that you like the look, and also a better idea as to the look you want. This can also make it easier for you to communicate your desired effects with your doctor, as well as also make the end result easier to adapt to because you would already be used to seeing yourself with cheek fillers.

Cheek augmentation consists of cheek implants being inserted into the face. There are many different sizes and shapes of cheek implants, as everyone has a different face and desired look. Some people want a very dramatic look, and some people may want a more subtle look. The end result also varies from person to person, depending on their current cheek volume and face shape prior to surgery.

You should consider cheek enhancement surgery if you:

  • Want a permanent solution for higher, fuller, more prominent cheeks
  • Want to improve your facial contour
  • Want to have a more balanced face with better proportion
  • Are interested in correcting face asymmetry or facial trauma
  • Wish to look more youthful and fresh
  • Feel that it would increase your confidence and self-esteem
  • Want a procedure with very low post-surgical risks

Call us to book a consultation for cheek implants today! At your consultation, Dr. K. Bahi will discuss your goals with you and explain what you can expect from this procedure. You may also want to bring images with you, which are reflective of the look you want to make it easier to communicate your desired result.

 

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Bone Grafting for Dental Implants

Not Enough Jawbone Volume to Get Dental Implants? Bone Grafting is the Answer!

Dental implants are the perfect solution for missing teeth. They replace missing roots and support the artificial replacement teeth, resulting in the ideal functional and cosmetic solution.

That said, in order to get dental implants, you must have adequate bone in the right location, of proper width, and height.  Some people do not have the necessary bone to support the implants.

Some factors that affect jawbone volume include:

  • Tooth Extraction – patients who have had teeth extracted may lose bone surrounding the extraction area during the next few years after. This loss of bone is what is known as a “bone defect”.
  • Periodontal Disease – also known as gum disease, a bad case of periodontal disease can affect and permanently damage the jawbone that supports the teeth. This can lead to instability of the teeth.
  • Dental and/or Physical Injury – Infections and blows to the jaw can cause the bone to recede.

However, if you have any of these problems, there is still hope! You can get a procedure called “bone grafting” to restore the receded or damaged jawbone. Bone grafting can increase the height or width of the jawbone and fill in voids and defects in the bone.

Bone grafting:

  • Stabilizes and helps restore the foundation of the jaw
  • Corrects deformities
  • Restructures the bone to provide added support
  • Can limit or prevent bone recession

Your dreams of natural looking teeth through dental implants can still be a reality!  Call us to book a consultation to discuss dental implants and bone grafting today and be one step closer to smiling with confidence.

 

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