BOTOX AND FILLERS IN TIGARD
HOW ARE BOTOX AND FILLERS USED IN DENTISTRY?
Botox and fillers are facial injectables that contribute to a more youthful and aesthetic appearance. In Cosmetic Dentistry, Botox is used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and facial lines, while dermal fillers are used to increase volume in the face, such as in the lips.
However, botox and fillers have uses in dentistry that extend past mere cosmetics.
Botox has been shown to offer patients relief from bruxism, muscular pain from Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMJ), assist in fitting new dentures into the mouth, and improve gummy smiles. If you’re interested in getting Botox or dermal filler, schedule a consultation with us at The Smile Lounge to find out if it’s right for you.
Botox is a brand-name product for Botulinum Toxin. There are other products that contain Botulinum toxin that may be more appropriate for your case. Dr. Henderson will discuss which neurotoxin may be best for you during the consultation.
DID YOU KNOW…
Injecting Botox into the muscles that move your jaw can reduce teeth grinding and clenching.
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How It Works: The Teeth Cleaning Process
During your consultation, your dentist will go over your dental history with you and ask about your goals in achieving the perfect smile and whether Botox or fillers are right for you.
A thorough oral exam will be performed to check for any other dental issues such as decay before carrying out the treatment. If you suffer from certain muscular disorders or suffer from bruxism that you are hoping Botox will address, your dentist will examine the effect this has had on your teeth.
After the oral exam, the dentist will determine which procedure will garner the best results, whether that be Botox, Dermal filler, a combination of the two, or some other combination.
Botox is injected into the desired areas of the face to freeze the muscles and prevent the formation of wrinkles. Dermal fillers are also injected into the desired area to create plumpness. It contains hyaluronic acid and other substances to create volume in the face where volume has been lost, such as in the lips, cheeks, or around the mouth.