Aesthetic medicine is a rapidly growing field, and among the professions dedicated to it, dentistry certainly stands out.
As in the whole of Europe, aesthetic medicine has rightfully become part of the services of dentistry, since the dentist is a physician who can therefore legitimately provide medical services in the anatomical regions of the teeth, mouth, jaw, and related tissues.
Medical services also include those with an aesthetic purpose in the anatomical regions of competence since aesthetic pleasure is closely related to the well-being of the person.
Some recent legislative changes at the national level in Italy, in particular with the conversion into law of the so-called “Decreto Bollette” (Energy Decree) that took place in May 2023, have in fact extended the right to perform aesthetic medicine treatments in the upper, middle and lower third of the face to dental graduates.
What are the aesthetic medicine treatments allowed to dentistry?
Aesthetic medicine procedures allowed to dentists are all those non-surgical procedures that can harmonize a person’s face and smile.
Most of them are based on the use of fillers, which are highly biocompatible and resorbable injectable substances that can correct skin imperfections such as wrinkles or scars and restore facial volume.
Among the most popular cosmetic procedures are lip shape and volume corrections, as well as all procedures aimed at combating the signs of aging on the face (frontal, glabellar and eye contour lines, naso-genial furrows, lip wrinkles – the so-called barcode-, etc.).
However, the dentist can also treat other problems such as “gummy smile” and receding chin.
A “gummy smile” refers to a condition where an excessive amount of gum is shown when smiling, which is why it is sometimes called also “gingival smile”.
This situation can be easily resolved by the dentist, without having to resort to surgery, but simply through treatments with botulinum toxin, which, by acting as an inhibitor of the mobility of the muscles in which it is injected, causes the upper lip to show less gum when smiling.
In short, the dentist is the doctor of choice to improve the smile and the harmony of the face, starting with the teeth.
Aesthetics are undoubtedly crucial to the overall well-being of any individual, and a harmonious smile is also, and above all, related to the shape of the face. Therefore, the possibility of broadening the scope of the dentist to include aesthetics, in order to improve aspects such as facial asymmetries, a prominent chin or a short jaw, will allow patients to rely on a professional who can offer a complete service, both from a dental and aesthetic point of view.
Smile rejuvenation: the most requested treatment
Smile rejuvenation is one of the most requested treatments at the dentist’s office.
In fact, smiles age with us: lips begin to change shape and lose volume, and teeth wear down and are not as bright as they were in our youth.
For this reason, many patients turn to the dentist for treatments that can rejuvenate their smile.
In these cases, a synergy of filler-based treatments is used to restore tone to the perilabial area and targeted procedures to restore the natural brightness and regularity of the smile, making it more attractive.
Tooth whitening and veneers, for example, can dramatically improve the overall appearance.
With veneers, thin ceramic films are applied to change the surface of the teeth for a natural rejuvenating effect.
This provides immediate results and a new, harmonious smile.
The importance of suitable outpatient equipment for aesthetic procedures
These new frontiers in dentistry make it necessary for practitioners who wish to expand their scope to include aesthetic medicine to equip themselves with ad hoc outpatient equipment in which to perform treatments.
The choice of versatile, high-quality chairs is an important step in today’s highly competitive market, ensuring comfort and ergonomics for patients and operators.
Tecnodent’s dental and medical expertise, and in particular the chairs designed according to the “stand- alone” concept, in set-ups specifically designed for aesthetic medicine (LINDA NEXT and LINDA EVO “AES”), can meet the inherent needs of the best practitioners in the field to create a valuable environment, an ergonomic and uncluttered workflow within the practice and, last but not least, a memorable patient experience.
Whether for dentists who want to expand their field of activity or for professionals who decide to create multifunctional practices, thanks to the combination of complementary skills, Tecnodent’s high quality products with distinctive features, also for use in aesthetic medicine, become a valuable ally in the creation of a valuable clinic, where operators can excel in performing their work in perfect ergonomics, while guaranteeing the best possible service and treatment experience for the patient.
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