Facial Aesthetics

After receiving the best dental care and a complete smile makeover, if you’re still not satisfied with your facial appearance, you don’t have to look any further than your cosmetic family dentist for service. When you can get facial aesthetics at your dentist, you save time and money. Your dentist knows you well enough to provide you with knowledgeable advice aimed at your unique goals and preferences. Get everything from Botox injections to facial fillers to complete your smile makeover. Gain the confidence and youthful appearance you desire at a dental practice that also claims one of the best facial aesthetic centers in New York State.


When you visit your cosmetic dentist for a complete smile makeover, you may think about addressing facial imperfections at the same time. Well, now you can! At the facial aesthetic center housed at Albany County Dental Associates, you leave with a complete plan for renewing your facial vigor and youthfulness.

Facial aesthetics refers to high-tech care that combines beauty services and healthcare. Along with your oral health and appearance, facial aesthetics can give you a total smile makeover. At Albany County Dental Associates, advanced aesthetic techniques provide medically based procedures with family dentistry, cosmetic dentistry and best practices for your dental health.

Booming Popularity

The demand for facial aesthetics continues to grow. And with it, the number of spas and facial aesthetic centers. The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry credits reconstructive and cosmetic dental surgeon Dr. Bob Khanna with the rising influence of facial aesthetics in dental practices. He considers facial aesthetics to be a natural extension of cosmetic dentistry.

“It’s not just about the teeth,” Dr. Khanna said in an interview. “It’s also about the smile and the framework, the lips, and then the face. It’s about a harmonious approach.” He says that since dentists such as those at Albany Dental are so keenly aware of and experienced in the finer details of dentistry, they are ideally suited to complete a makeover with the added services.

Basic Services You Can Expect

First, your dental team ensures that your teeth and gums are as healthy as possible. After a thorough checkup and cleaning,  issues that may need addressing before any cosmetic procedures are performed include:

Cosmetic dental procedures to consider with the recommendation of your Albany-area dentist may include:

  1. Bridgework
  2. Orthodontic treatment like clear braces or Invisalign
  3. Teeth whitening
  4. Dental veneers
  5. Porcelain or zirconia crowns
  6. Dental implants

Next Comes the Finishing Touches

Once your dental needs have been fully met, you can choose from services that provide you with facial aesthetics to complete your new look. The facial aesthetics center at Albany County Dental Associates offers a range of facial rejuvenation services that include:

  • Botox. This is one of the most common medical cosmetic procedures, according to the American Academy of Facial Esthetics. You won’t lose any sense of feeling from the injections that cause fine lines and wrinkles to disappear.
  • Juvederm®. This filler is ideal to correct an age-related loss of cheek definition and to remove deeper wrinkles. It’s also an effective treatment for thin lips that don’t define your new smile as well as you’d like.
  • Facial fillers. These products are made with a variety of safe ingredients, such as:
    • Hyaluronic acid
    • Autologous fat
    • Calcium hydroxylapatite
    • Polymethylmethacrylate

Your dental team understands your medical history as well as your appearance goals. They can make the best recommendations as to which combination of treatments best suit your needs. And as always, your Albany County dentist and aestheticians work within your time constraints and resources to provide you with a plan that fits your budget.

Risks and Side Effects

Just as you want to choose a dentist with a high success rate and few complications to provide your oral services, so too should you expect your facial aesthetic center to be clean, certified and experienced. You can reduce your risks even more when your family dentist knows your medical history and can tailor your treatments according to your unique requirements.

Still, the risk of side effects is always present when you receive facial aesthetics treatments. These include:

  1. Allergic reaction to the materials used when allergies aren’t expected
  2. Neck, back or jaw pain
  3. Headaches or nausea, which are most often temporary
  4. Rash and itching
  5. Muscle weakness at the site of an injection
  6. Tenderness, redness or swelling
  7. Infection

Call your dentist if you experience any unusual side effects. Your health and safety matter most of all. For more information about the facial aesthetics center at Albany County Dental Associates, contact us for an initial interview and appointment.