Benefits of Botox injections used in Dentistry
Your smile is the first impression you give to others, but so is the face as a whole. Patients unhappy with the slow progression of aging that forms fine lines and wrinkles on the face may want to ask about the benefits of solutions such as Botox. Botox injections are available with Sandy, Utah area dentists Drs. Michelle and Glenn Taylor of Taylor Dental Care.
What is Botox, and how is Botox used in dentistry?
Drs. Michelle and Glenn Taylor describe Botox as an injectable medication made from botulinum toxin type A. It sends chemical signals to the nerves of the muscles to prevent contraction. When injected into specific muscles of the face, it can smooth away dynamic wrinkles and folds that contribute to an aged appearance. Additionally, patients who have conditions such as TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder) may benefit from injections in the jaw muscles to relax them and reduce damage to the smile.
Is Botox safe?
Botox is approved by the FDA for cosmetic and medical purposes, making it safe and effective for many patients interested in injections.
How long does Botox last?
Most patients will experience the benefits of Botox for several months following their initial injections. To maintain the results, however, patients will want to visit their dentist regularly for injections. Without further injections, the chemical signals will return and result in the return of fine lines and folds.
What does Botox do?
Botox can be used not only for patients with TMD but those seeking cosmetic enhancement. It is commonly used on the face to treat:
- Forehead folds
- Glabellar lines
- Crow’s feet
How much does Botox cost?
The cost of treatment changes depending on how many vials of Botox are used to achieve desired results.
How do I learn more about Botox?
The team at Taylor Dental Care provides Botox along with other solutions for the smile. If you want to find out if you are a candidate, call the Sandy, Utah area practice at (801) 285-6607. A consultation appointment can be scheduled at the office, conveniently located at 9924 South 700 E. Taylor Dental Care accepts new patients.