want to enhance your smile by erasing those pesky FINE lines around your forehead and eyes?
BOTOX JUST MAY BE THE ANSWER. AND WHO BETTER TO KNOW THE DELICATE AREAS OF YOUR FACIAL STRUCTURE THAN YOUR TRUSTED PROSTHODONTIST? DR. ARNOLD PREFORMS BOTOX PROCEDURES ON EXISTING PATIENTS TO ENHANCE THEIR SMILES AND EXPRESSION, WITHOUT JEOPARDIZING THE NATURAL CONTOURS OF THE FACE. INQUIRE PRIOR TO YOUR NEXT APPOINTMENT SO WE ARE PREPARED FOR YOUR NEXT VISIT!
The dental field is quickly evolving to accept Botox as a mainstream treatment option, for good reason. Botox has since garnered worldwide favor as the treatment of choice for retaining a youthful appearance. For this reason, it has mainly been administered by plastic surgeons and dermatologists. That is about to change as state dental boards are increasingly in support of allowing dentists to offer Botox treatments to patients.
And while Botox certainly can be used effectively in a dental office for cosmetic wrinkle reduction, its most exciting uses in dentistry aren’t cosmetic at all.
With the proper training that Dr. Hal Arnold has received, he is able to offer his patients a variety of new and effective treatment possibilities including:
- Patients with various types of Temporal Mandibular Joint Disorder can often benefit from Botox treatment. Much of the pain associated with TMJ Disorders is due to muscular pain from hyperactivity of the muscles of mastication. These disorders can cause significant discomfort for patients and treatment options have been limited in the past. By using Botox to relax these muscles, dentists can provide pain relief that has eluded some patients with these conditions.
- Bruxism and clenching can also be minimized with Botox injections by reducing the force of the muscular contractions involved. It can make a useful adjunct therapy to night guard appliances.
- Botox is helpful in reducing a high lip line or “gummy smile” without gingival surgery and crown lengthening. By relaxing the lip muscles, a lower more aesthetic smile line can be achieved in a less invasive manner. While the Botox treatments are temporary, it at least gives patients a more immediate and less aggressive treatment option3.
- Edentulous patients can also benefit from Botox treatment in cases where the lip muscles have become repositioned due to decreased vertical dimension, and it is difficult to accommodate new dentures. Botox can be used to relax and retrain the muscles around a new denture making the transition easier and more successful3.
This list does not even include the cosmetic benefits that Botox can offer patients. Its cosmetic use in dental offices currently may be the most controversial, but could eventually become a mainstream practice in the dental field. We, as dental professionals, know better than anyone that even though dentists have not traditionally performed these treatments in the past, we are highly trained and skilled in the field of facial anatomy and physiology.
We are confident that we are equally, if not more so, as educated in this specialty as practitioners administering Botox injections today. With the belief that our specialty prosthodontic practice is exceptionally qualified to administer facial cosmetic injections with the proper advanced training we. have received. Our experience with the anatomy and function of facial muscles is a valuable asset in the administration of Botox. Our patients are increasingly concerned with the aesthetics of their dental restorations as well as the function. Cosmetic injections can be used to complement dental restorations and give our patients a more visually pleasing result. We heard you, we listened, and we want to be a part of your total esthetic journey.