Botox in dentistry is used to help repair facial aesthetics. It’s a less invasive way to treat high lip lines for people who have issues adjusting to new dentures, as well as lip augmentation.
Each of our procedures safely uses botox to help our patients feel more comfortable with their bodies. Let Austin Dental help you explore some of the different uses of botox in dentistry, and how it might help you.
Botox is a protein that relaxes muscles and used to reduce wrinkles in the skin. It’s derived from a bacterium, clostridium botulinum, that is found many different natural substances. When receiving a botox treatment, a small dose is given that lasts only temporarily.
High lip lines occur when you smile and a large amount of your gum is exposed above your teeth. This is often known as ‘gummy smile’. Although there is nothing wrong with exposed gums, many people prefer it not to be.
Surgery used to be the main way people fixed high lip lines, usually costing up to $20,000 and a long recovery time. Austin Dental can fix these high lip lines in less than 10 minutes, for $100 without surgery.
Teeth grinding can lead to costly procedures to repair the significant damage.
Using botox, Dr Austin can ease the problem.
TMJ or temporomandibular joint problems occur when facial muscles become tense with stress. Chewing and talking can become uncomfortable.
We use botox to relax these joints and muscles.
Austin Dental is also qualified to provide a range of cosmetic botox treatments. We can remove brow lines, provide brow lifts and migraine treatment.