Botox & dermal fillers

Dentist Office in Raytown and Pleasant Hill, Missouri


          A beautiful smile is almost invaluable in today’s service and relationship oriented economy. Perfecting your smith via cosmetic dentistry represents the most effective way to ensure your appearance conveys confidence and allows you to be the best you can be in life.  Not only do your teeth and gums contribute to a beautiful smile, wrinkles and fine lines can detract from that perfect smile.  To remedy the problem, a qualified dentist can inject BOTOX or a dermal filler to optimize your personal esthetic presentation.

          Many well trained cosmetic dentists are able to offer Botox, Restylane and Juvederm to cure or improve unwanted aging of the skin of the facial region.  Although the various BOTOX and dermal fillers focus on varying causes of deep wrinkles and/or fine lines around the mouth, they are all quite effective at creating a more youthful appearance by smoothing the skin. Botox injections and dermal fillers can be exceptionally effective when applied around to lips to alleviate the small wrinkles surrounding your smile, resulting in a truly winning smile. 

            A consultation appointment with a cosmetic dentist can prove very helpful in determining which areas of the face could benefit from dermal filler treatment.  BOTOX and similar treatments can also be effectively used to remove wrinkles in the forehead region, to eliminate crow’s feet and to smooth frown lines in between the eyes.

            BOTOX injections have also more recently proven to be useful in pain reduction for conditions such chronic migraine headaches and temporomandibular joint disorders. There is also promising research into whether products such as BOTOX can be used to treat muscle spasms and eyelid twitching.

            Dermal fillers and BOTOX can be used to fix a multitude of esthetic facial concerns related to aging, but they have differing mechanisms of action.  Dermal filler products are synthetic or naturally-derived materials that when injected into the desired area, cause a plumping which eliminates folds, wrinkles and depressions. The typical duration of action of dermal fillers ranges from 6 months to approximately 2 years, there are even more permanent products now which can provide results for up to 5 years. Botox works differently.  Botox is injected in areas typically around the forehead and eyes, and it works by paralyzing the muscles which create wrinkles.

            If you have an interest in BOTOX or dermal fillers, be sure to find a well-trained cosmetic dentist.  A good start would be to search on the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry website for a dentist near you.