Cracked Smile? Dermal Fillers Might Be The Solution


A cracked smile is a condition where the corners of the mouth are turned downwards. The condition is caused by dental, orthodontic, or genetic factors and can make people appear older than their age.
Fortunately, dermal fillers can be used to treat a cracked smile. Keep reading to learn more.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are injectables that can be used to restore lost volume and fullness, while also helping to lessen the appearance of fine lines, folds, and wrinkles. The most widely used and FDA approved fillers are typically composed of hyaluronic acid (HA), a naturally-occurring substance, thus minimizing the risks of rejection or allergic reactions.

Dermal fillers are typically injected into the following areas:

  • cheeks
  • chest
  • hands
  • forehead
  • knees
  • lips
  • neck
  • nose
  • under-eyes

Some of the most popular injectable fillers include Belotero, Juvederm, Restylane, and the RHA Collection.

As with any injectable, it’s best to consult with a qualified injector to determine the right type of filler for your unique concerns and goals.

Dermal Fillers For a Better Smile

Dermal fillers can make a significant difference to improving the appearance of a cracked smile. Here are some of the advantages of dermal fillers:

  • Relatively Fast Treatment Time. In the hands of a skilled and experienced injector, getting fillers can be a quick and easy procedure once you’ve had a proper consultation prior.

  • No Downtime. Dermal fillers are a minimally invasive treatment for improving the appearance of your smile. Unlike more invasive procedures, dermal fillers allow you to go back to your normal activities right after the treatment.

  • Instant, Lasting Results. You will notice an immediate effect or improvement, but the full results will take a few weeks to emerge, depending on the filler injected by your provider.
    While dermal fillers aren’t permanent, you can maintain your desired look and results with proper aftercare and follow-up treatments.

  • Minimal Side Effects. Swelling at the injection site is the most prevalent side effect of dermal fillers. You may also observe little redness and perhaps some bruising, but these typically subside within a few days.

Who is an Ideal Candidate?

Dermal fillers are especially suitable for people who want to add or restore volume to the face, particularly for areas like gaunt, sagging cheeks and thinning lips.

They are also ideal if you want to plump and smooth static lines and wrinkles like marionette lines and nasolabial folds, as well as for patients who would like to enhance the natural contours on their face. Anyone who is in relatively good health and at least 18 years of age is a good candidate for dermal fillers.

Dermal fillers are a safe and effective treatment that can help improve the appearance of a cracked smile for a more youthful look. Achieving your best smile can go beyond dental care, and Dogwood Dental Spa has various dermal fillers to choose from. Our highly-experienced injectors are also here to complement dental services with fillers to help you achieve the best results.

Call now and schedule your appointment with us!