At our practice, we are delighted to be able to offer you a complete smile makeover that our patients love.
As well as providing a beautiful smile of healthy, straight, white teeth, we can also frame those teeth with beautiful lips and help to remove or decrease facial lines to maintain a youthful, healthy smile and expression.
These facial lines or depressions can be treated with anti-wrinkle injections or dermal fillers.
Injectable medication can be used to relax muscles. Dentists are able to use this reliable medication in the treatment of any health or aesthetic problem a patient may be experiencing in the face and neck.
Anti-wrinkle injections relax the muscles under the surface and help to fade the hyperdynamic lines in the skin caused by muscles that are not fully relaxed. These hyperdynamic lines tend to deteriorate the skin, they appear to ‘age’ the person and certainly decrease their self-esteem.
Traditionally, lines appearing on the forehead, between the eyes, (frown lines), around the eyes, (crow’s feet), and ‘bunny lines’, across the bridge of the nose, are the most common areas to be treated for aesthetic reasons. But new uses for this remarkable medication have expanded to include other uses that are vitally important to dentists.
The treatment of headaches, or facial pain, through treatment of Temporomandibular disorders (TMD), tooth grinding (or Bruxism), ‘Gummy smiles’, where too much gum is shown when smiling, or indeed where one side of the lip does not rise as much as the other side, giving a lop-sided smile. These problems are easily solved with a less invasive method, such as muscle relaxing injections.
As well as muscle relaxing injections, dermal fillers can make a significant difference to your smile.
As we age, the skin loses elasticity, volume and structural support which leads to the formation of deep lines, grooves and folds – especially around the mouth. In addition, our lips begin to lose volume and become thinner and less well defined. Lines are formed by skin folds commonly running between the nose, mouth and chin. These furrows are among the first to appear on the ageing face. These, together with lip enhancements are the primary areas treated by dermal fillers to improve facial aesthetics.
Dermal fillers are a temporary treatment method that provides immediate results for eliminating these facial lines. They consist of a substance that naturally occurs in our bodies and is therefore broken down by natural means and also hypo-allergenic.
Dermal fillers can also be used to correct some spaces between teeth, easily and safely. Until now, this has been a more difficult problem to correct.
Why go to the dentist for my injectables?
Thanks to our understanding of facial anatomy, daily practical experience dealing with the functional and aesthetic aspects of the muscles of the face and our ability to provide accurate and comfortable injections. We believe that dentists are the most qualified people to be providing facial injections in a clinical, safe environment.