Using Botox® Injections for a Gummy Smile
- Posted on: Apr 15 2023
Imperfections of the smile can be quickly addressed with cosmetic dentistry procedures such as porcelain veneers, professional teeth whitening, and composite resin bonding. However, some patients may be bothered by the more exposed gum tissue noticed when they smile. Due to the lifting of the upper lift, patients with excess gum tissue may feel self-conscious about how they look when socializing with others. By using injections of Botox®, the team at Golden Dental Solutions of Golden, CO, can reduce the severity of a gummy smile quickly and easily! Instead of costly treatments, Drs. Nancy Gill, Dallas Kenson, and Evelyn Qi may suggest an injection of this popular neuromodulator.
How Are Botox® Injections Used To Address a Gummy Smile?
Botox® injections can be used to address a gummy smile, which is when the gum line shows too much when you smile. When injected into the muscles around your upper lip, Botox® temporarily weakens them, so they do not pull up as far when you smile. This reduces the amount of gum that’s visible and helps create a more balanced and attractive appearance.
How Else Can My Dentist Use Botox® Injections?
Treating a gummy smile is not the only purpose of Botox® injections at Golden Dental Solutions. Botox® injections can also help prevent teeth grinding or clenching associated with bruxism and even reduce tension headaches caused by jaw clenching and conditions such as TMJ/TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder).
How Long Will My Botox® Injections Last?
The effects of Botox® generally last for about three to four months before needing to be repeated. We see many of our patients on a regular basis for the upkeep of their Botox® for a gummy smile, bruxism, or TMJ/TMD.
Talk With Your Dentist About Whether You Are a Good Candidate for This Type of Treatment!
If you are bothered by a gummy smile, chronic headaches, TMJ problems, or even bruxism, our dental team can help with Botox® injections! Call Drs. Nancy Gill, Dallas Kenson, and Evelyn Qi of Golden Dental Solutions in Golden, CO, to learn more about this and other treatments available at our facility. The practice can be reached to book an appointment by calling 303-277-9600.
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