Enhance Your Smile with Botox
Botox is typically thought of only as a cosmetic treatment that minimizes fine lines and wrinkles, plumps up skin, and makes you look younger. This kind of miracle work has made Botox one of the most popular beauty treatments available. Where and how does dentistry enter the equation?
Using Botox in Conjunction with Dental Procedures
When you visit a dentist to improve the appearance of your smile, you may be thinking about teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, or other impactful cosmetic dentistry procedures. If Botox has never crossed your mind, this treatment could be the difference between a great smile makeover and a stunning smile makeover.
Certain cosmetic and restorative dentistry solutions can affect the shape of the mouth and face. For example, a restoration like a dental implant is intended to stimulate and support the jawbone. Veneers can slightly plump out the lips because of how the micro-thin pieces of porcelain lie on the teeth. When Botox or dermal fillers are added to smile makeovers that include these treatments, the overall result of your cosmetic dentistry can be enhanced tenfold.
There are also medical dental uses for Botox. It can be used to help treat, control, and minimize the discomfort caused by problems such as TMJ disorders, teeth grinding and clenching, and orofacial pain. Botox can also be used as a complementary and minimally invasive treatment for patients who are having difficulty adjusting to new dentures.
What Qualifies a Dentist to Deliver Botox Injections?
Botox is not just a matter of learning how to properly inject the substance. Delivering this treatment requires a thorough knowledge of the musculature and anatomy of the head, neck, and face. It is hard to deny that dentists have advanced training and extensive experience in treating the oral and maxillofacial areas, and they specialize in these areas at a higher level than any other practitioner, making dentist uniquely suited to administer Botox treatment. Who else but dentists work exclusively and daily on the mouth and face? Dentists give targeted anesthetic injections safely in the cranial nerves to prepare patients for dental procedures.
Besides finely honed technical skills, cosmetic dentists are highly adept at assessing balance to improve facial aesthetics for a refreshed, younger appearance. Your dentist understands how your face will look with cosmetic dentistry changes, and how your teeth relate to the soft tissue around your mouth. Using Botox to supplement these improvements in a natural-looking way creates a truly rejuvenated look, safely and effectively.
Botox is known for smoothing facial wrinkles and tightening up collagen. When Botox is injected into the facial muscles, the botulinum toxin blocks the communication between nerves and muscles so the muscles cannot contract.
Botox is commonly used in the following areas:
- Between the eyes.
- Around the corners of the eyes (crow’s feet).
- Around the lips.
- To curb worry lines and laugh lines.
Essentially, Botox stops wrinkles and smooths out the skin. The effects of Botox usually last for three to four months.
See Your Cosmetic Dentist for Botox
Dentists can help their patients in multiple ways, going beyond creating healthy and beautiful smiles. At Bedminster Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we are in the business of transforming lives, and we do that by offering procedures that will give you confidence in yourself and happiness about your appearance.
Botox is available as a stand-alone treatment so you can get the smoother, younger look you crave. We also offer Botox in conjunction with cosmetic and restorative dentistry procedures for a well-rounded smile makeover.
Contact Bedminster Dental to schedule your consultation. Learn more about Botox, fillers, and all the cosmetic procedures that are right for you.