Facial Esthetics in Post Office Square, Boston, MA
A beautiful smile is not just about your teeth. Facial esthetics are also linked to the structural elements of your face, including the bones, soft tissues, and muscles that support your teeth. Today's technological advances allow your Post Office Square dentist to provide you with teeth that have pleasing proportions, color, and contour, as well as to lift sagging facial features, smooth the skin, and create a beautiful smile line.
How Botox Is Used in Dental Treatments
Botox is derived from the clostridium botulinum bacterium that creates a protein that can relax muscles and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
Botox injections are well-known for reducing or eliminating wrinkles, particularly those between the eyebrows and on the forehead. However, dental Botox treatment in Post Office Square can help our patients achieve a more beautiful smile.
Botox can be used to:
- Relax lip muscles in patients that have a higher lip line so they can achieve a more esthetically pleasing smile line.
- Help make the transition to dentures easier and more successful for edentulous patients whose lip muscles have been repositioned because of the decreased vertical dimension after losing their teeth.
- Reshape and enhance your smile by reducing lip lines and wrinkles around the mouth.
Botox is given in small doses, and the results are temporary. You will need regular treatments to maintain the results.
Botox for Pain
In addition to being used for esthetic procedures, Botox is also commonly used in pain therapy. Botox can be used to address:
- Orofacial pain
- TMJ issues, including pain and bruxism
When combined with trigger point therapy and nightguard appliances, Botox has proved to be a powerful tool that your Post Office Square dentist can use to help patients with pain issues that have frustrated patients and dentists alike for decades.
Esthetic Dental Procedures in Post Office Square
In addition to Botox, our dentists can provide a variety of procedures to improve dental esthetics.
If you are missing teeth, we can restore them with dental implants, which look, feel, and function like normal teeth. Besides the fact that a full smile with all your teeth is esthetically pleasing and confidence-boosting, implants can help in another way.
They help preserve your jawbone.
Teeth support the jawbone. When the teeth are gone, the bone eventually and progressively starts to recede, which is why you see so many fully edentulous patients with small jawbones.
Retaining the bone will maintain the structure of your face, preserving your youthful appearance. Whether you are missing one tooth or all of them, dental implants can be used to restore your smile and keep your jawbone healthy and strong.
Porcelain Veneers and Crowns
Veneers and crowns can:
- Correct bite misalignment
- Reshape the teeth
- Fix cracks, fractures, and chips in the teeth
- Eliminate stains
- Help correct the appearance of crooked teeth
Besides being esthetically pleasing, all these features can help with the function of your teeth as well. Additionally, crowns, in particular, can reduce tooth sensitivity from cracked tooth syndrome.
Dental bonding is similar to veneers, except we use composite resin instead of porcelain. After preparing the teeth, we place the composite onto the teeth, shape it, cure it until it hardens, and then polish it. Bonding can help reshape teeth, repair chips, fill cracks, and eliminate stubborn stains.
Professional teeth whitening can dramatically improve the appearance of your teeth, giving you a bright smile that gives you an extra boost of confidence.
Orthodontics and Maxillofacial Surgery
Another way to achieve optimal facial esthetics is with orthodontic treatment, as well as surgical procedures.
Orthodontics will help:
- Correct any bite issues (overbite, underbite, etc.) that can impact the structures
- Straighten crooked teeth
- Fill gaps between the teeth
- Reduce the appearance of crowding
Maxillofacial surgery can also help with TMJ issues that can help realign your bite and reduce pain. Certain surgical procedures can also be used to change certain features of your facial structure.
We Cannot Wait to Help You Achieve the Smile of Your Dreams
We want our patients to have healthy teeth all of their life. But we also want them to feel confident and comfortable with their smile. If you want to improve the appearance of your smile, let us know. Your Post Office Square dentist is happy to discuss all possible treatment options, their pros and cons, and how they will help you reach your dental health and facial esthetic goals.
Are you unhappy with your smile? We can help! Contact us at (617) 426-6011 to schedule a consultation to discuss your options.