At Cedar Point Dentistry, we provide a wide range of cosmetic dental services. Whether you need teeth whitening or dental implants, our specialists are qualified to perform any treatment you might need to look your best. But there is one popular cosmetic procedure you might not think of seeing us for: BOTOX®.
BOTOX treatments and dermal fillers can help adjust your lip shape, sculpt your smile and smooth wrinkles around your mouth. To complete cosmetic adjustments to your smile, you might consider adding these increasingly popular procedures to your treatment plan.
BOTOX is the common name for botulinum toxin, a protein that can be injected into the facial muscles. BOTOX does not affect the muscles themselves—it blocks the transmitters between the nerves that move the muscles so that the muscles cannot contract. This stops the motion that causes wrinkles. Three to 10 days after the treatment, the skin that surrounds these muscles smooths itself out.
Dermal fillers, on the other hand, are injections that can replace the fat and collagen in the skin that naturally diminish as we age, leading to deep wrinkles around the mouth and thinning lips. Dermal fillers can complement cosmetic dentistry procedures to create a truly stunning and youthful smile.
Besides its aesthetic effects, BOTOX has been shown to help patients with TMJ, bruxism and facial pain. It can also help retrain facial muscles for patients with dentures or patients adjusting to certain kinds of orthodontic treatment.
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