Artisan Dental has been providing exceptional quality care for generations, and through the cosmetic expertise of Dr. Andersen, our dentists are able to administer Botulinum Toxin, or Botox, for dental therapy and esthetic purposes. Our practice provides cosmetic Botox treatments for our patients to help create better facial esthetics, meet your cosmetic dental needs, and give you comprehensive treatment plans that improve your oral health.
Why Use Botox in Cosmetic Dentistry?
Botox in dentistry has been expanding over the last few years. While primarily used to treat wrinkles and fine lines, Botox in a medical context has been used to help treat various conditions, including TMJ disorder, bruxism, and even facial muscle training for fitting dentures. Botox can provide patients with not only relief to their medical issues but also provide better facial symmetry and complexion through its use.
For dental treatment, patients with a number of cosmetic problems can find a long-term solution with Botox. Studies have shown that Botox can be applied to both medical and cosmetic reasons due to how it essentially slows down muscle contractions and glandular secretions by inhibiting the acetylcholine neurotransmitter. When injected into the muscle, it reduces the contractions and tone of the muscle and shows promise for treating dental conditions affected by muscle and skin formations, including:
Often, the appearance of a gummy smile can be visually displeasing to some patients. Patients who wish to correct this issue can receive Botox as a potential option. Through this treatment, a small amount of Botox is injected into the muscle responsible for lifting the upper lip while smiling to reduce the visibility of the gums.
Wide Jaw Line
For those who wish to slim down the appearance of their jawline, Botox can also be used to reduce the muscle mass of the masseter’s muscle and create a slimmer facial jaw. The injection will be used primarily as an esthetic or cosmetic treatment but can also be used as a form of therapy.
Wrinkles, Lines, and Creases
With the appearance of fine lines, dimples, creases, and wrinkles, Botox therapy can provide a sense of relaxation and help remove these lines as a form of facial rejuvenation. All areas of interest should be discussed with your facial esthetician or dentist for more information.
Denture and Restoration Transition
Patients receiving dentures, implants, or other orthodontic devices may need to have adjustments to their facial features, especially if the shape or placement of their teeth causes discomfort throughout the mouth and jaw. Botox injections can help relieve any pain or discomfort felt from post-restorative treatment.
Through our training in facial esthetics and dental care, you will receive exceptional quality, esthetically beautiful dental care that has proven results. Contact Artisan Dental today to learn more about our Botox treatments.