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A radiant smile is often considered one of the most powerful tools for making a lasting impression. It conveys warmth, joy, and approachability, positively impacting those around you. But while diligent oral care is a fundamental aspect of a beautiful and functional smile, there are other facets beyond oral care that can help enhance your smile. These facets extend beyond basic oral care, working in harmony with your facial features to create a seamless blend of oral health and aesthetics. 

In this blog, we will explore how facial aesthetic treatments work with cosmetic dentistry to elevate your look and overall well-being. These treatments work in conjunction with your teeth, gums, and lips, balancing your facial appearance to help you achieve the smile you desire. Continue reading to discover more about facial aesthetic treatments, their role in dentistry, the cosmetic improvements they offer, and the procedures involved.

What is Facial Aesthetics?

Traditional smile enhancement is usually focused on dental health and appearance. However, facial aesthetic treatments offer a broader perspective for transforming your smile.

Facial aesthetics combines art and science to enhance your facial appearance through a range of treatments, encompassing both dental and non-dental approaches. This approach expands beyond conventional oral health considerations, acknowledging that a captivating smile is intimately connected with the overall balance and aesthetics of your face.

Modern dentistry now takes into account the balance and symmetry of your entire face, including key elements such as the lips, cheeks, and jawline. These components play a pivotal role in achieving a captivating smile. By integrating techniques from cosmetic dentistry, such as teeth whitening, veneers, and orthodontics, with non-surgical treatments like dermal fillers and injectables, facial aesthetics not only addresses dental imperfections but also enhances the aesthetics of your teeth, facial contours, and overall facial harmony.

This unique blend of dental expertise and facial aesthetics empowers you to attain radiant smiles that leave a lasting positive impression.

Facial Aesthetics Treatments

Facial aesthetic treatments encompass a range of techniques, often involving both the teeth and the surrounding facial features to rejuvenate your smile and face.

Some of the facial aesthetic procedures include:


Injectables are non-surgical treatments that use substances like botulinum toxin (Botox®) to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, as well as enhance facial features. They can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and smooth out lines between the eyebrows and on the forehead to give your skin an instant lift.  They can soften wrinkles on the nose and around the mouth for a more youthful look.

Injectables also offer certain health benefits along with cosmetic improvements. They can help alleviate jaw joint pain and headaches by relaxing the jaw muscles, providing relief from jaw tension and reducing frequent headaches. This not only refreshes your outward appearance but also boosts your overall well-being by alleviating pain and the associated discomfort.

Treatment for Gummy Smiles

Injectables offer a minimally invasive and quick treatment to reduce the appearance of gummy smiles. It involves administering the injection into specific muscles responsible for elevating the upper lip, relaxing them to reduce gum exposure when smiling, achieving a more balanced and aesthetically pleasing smile. The procedure is quick, virtually painless, and requires no downtime, making it a convenient option for those seeking to address their gummy smile concerns. The results are instantly visible and can last several months before you need another session. 

At Dana Street Dental, we’ve undergone meticulous training for both the medical and aesthetic aspects of facial aesthetic injectables to ensure the correct dosage administration to get the desired result safely. Our dentists, Dr Wendy and Dr Claire have worked extensively in the field of Cosmetic Dentistry and Facial Aesthetics. They will conduct a thorough facial assessment using the latest technology to identify areas of concern, providing targeted treatments that rejuvenate and elevate your face and smile. 

Lip Fillers

Lip fillers, a popular facial aesthetic treatment to improve your lip volume and shape. Typically containing hyaluronic acid, these fillers are injected into the lips under local anaesthesia to provide a fuller, more defined appearance. Lip fillers can address concerns such as thin lips, asymmetry, or fine lines around the mouth, offering immediate and noticeable results. The procedure is quick, comfortable, and involves little to no downtime, making it a convenient choice for those seeking a subtle enhancement or a more dramatic lip transformation.

At our Ballarat Clinic, we offer both dental and aesthetic knowledge, working closely with you to help deliver results that align with your aesthetic goals. We assess the shape of your teeth and lips, focusing on natural looking results that compliment your face and teeth for subtle, yet noticeable results with lip filler procedures tailored to your requirements. 

Elevate Your Smile with Facial Aesthetic Treatments

At Dana Street Dental, we believe a healthy and beautiful smile goes hand in hand. This is why we offer bespoke care that goes beyond your oral health, focusing on overall wellness to help you improve your life quality and internal happiness. As proud finalists of 2023 Federation University Commerce Ballarat Business Excellence Awards for the Health and Wellbeing category, we continuously strive to give back to our local community by always putting your health and well being first. 

With the unwavering mission to spread joy, educate our patients and help them achieve both their oral health and aesthetic goals, we understand that each smile is unique and requires a personalised approach that delves beneath the surface to deliver lasting and exceptional results. From a range of dental treatments which cover every aspect of your oral health to gentle support and guidance that informs and educates, we’re here to help you on your wellness journey for life. Book a consultation today.

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