Botox injections are a well-known solution for cosmetic needs, such as wrinkles and fine lines. However, people may not be aware, that injections of botulinum toxin could help people with dental issues such as mouth pain or headaches.
As a means to reduce pain, tension, and spasms, Botulinum toxin is injected into the affected area, such as the face or head. The form of purified protein attaches to the endings of motor neurons in the muscle, essentially blocking transmission and paralyzing them. Results usually last for 3-4 months and require additional doses if needed/desired.
Crowns & Caps
The terms dental crowns and caps are synonymous. If dental decay, cracked fillings, root canals, clenching or grinding the teeth have caused extensive damage to the underlying tooth structure a dental filling may not be a sufficient restoration. The only way to completely restore the cosmetic appearance and function of this tooth is often full coverage with a dental crown. The good news is that a completed dental crown looks and feels like a natural tooth.
In addition to restoring a single natural tooth, crowns can be used in other situations, including supporting ends of dental bridge, covering dental implants, or covering a cracked tooth to prevent further breakdown. A crown may also be indicated when a discolored or stained tooth needs to be restored to its natural appearance. Crowns can be made of either porcelain baked onto a metal substrate, all-porcelain, or many of the new ceramic materials that have been developed.
If your teeth suffer from gaps, chips, stains, or discolorations, you may be a candidate for porcelain veneers, a highly effective and minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that can achieve beautiful results.
Porcelain veneers are thin facings custom-made of the highest quality ceramic materials that are designed to fit perfectly over the front of your teeth. One of the most conservative cosmetic treatments available, veneers can mask a host of dental imperfections to give you a smile that you have always wanted. Porcelain veneers enhance and improve the shape of your teeth, but they can also create an overall whiter and brighter smile.
One of the most appealing aspects of the process of fabricating porcelain veneers is that they involve minimal tooth preparation and take just a few visits. Porcelain veneers, once they are made and fitted, are permanently bonded to the underlying teeth. The result is a naturally pleasing smile that is both strong and durable.
Teeth that have been stained or darkened by food, tobacco use, age, medications, or injury can be lightened and brightened by means of a non-invasive process known as teeth whitening.
Teeth whitening or bleaching simply refers to any process that will make the teeth appear whiter. While there are many over the counter options for teeth whitening, the most effective and safest teeth whitening systems are the professional strength ones available at the dentist’s office. A dental professional whitening system offers a higher concentration of whitening components and delivers them to the teeth in the most efficient manner to achieve optimal results.
At our office, we offer two exceptional options for tooth whitening. You can choose either an in-office tooth whitening procedure or a professional take-home system. Both of these are top-of-the-line systems. However, the most significant advantage of the in-office procedure is that in as little as one hour, you can achieve a smile that is several shades whiter and brighter than the original color of your teeth.
Our professional strength take-home system also produces excellent results. However, this is achieved by way of a more gradual process. Our take-home kit may be prescribed alone, or after an in-office treatment to perfect or maintain the in-office result.