Posts for category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Botox can do more than just smooth away lines and wrinkles.
You’ve probably heard of Botox and may even understand the cosmetic benefits that surround this anti-aging treatment; however, are you surprised to discover that our Montgomery, OH, dentist Dr. Janette Williams offers Botox? You shouldn’t be! After all, a dentist has extensive knowledge of the muscles and structure of the face, making them the perfect doctor to administer Botox.
Botox can be used to,
- Smooth away lip lines
- Treat facial pain caused by teeth grinding or jaw clenching
- Eliminate jaw pain and muscle tension caused by temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder
Yes, that’s right! Botox is more than just an amazing cosmetic treatment, our Montgomery, OH, dental team also uses it to treat face and neck pain caused by bad habits such as teeth grinding or from jaw joint disorders such as TMJ.
How does Botox work?
Botox is made from a purified, medical-grade form of botulinum toxin A. When injected into the face, this neurotoxin temporarily prevents the muscles from contracting, which eases any clenching or grinding that you do throughout the day or while you are asleep.
During your routine checkups, our dental team will look for excessive wear on teeth and other signs that you might clench or grind your teeth at night. While there are oral appliances that can also help ease symptoms while you sleep, you may choose to get Botox if you like the idea of not having to wear a dental appliance to bed each night.
How long does it last?
Getting Botox is incredibly simple and easy. It only takes a couple of minutes to administer treatment right here in our office and you can go right back to your normal activities (except strenuous exercise) immediately after. You should start to notice an improvement in your symptoms within 3-4 days with full effects from Botox taking about a week.
Most people experience relief for up to six months. In some cases, patients no longer need additional treatments and find that their facial pain is gone, while others may benefit from maintenance treatments every year. This is something that you can determine with your dentist.
If you want to find out if you are an ideal candidate for Botox, turn to our Montgomery, OH, dental team for an evaluation. Call Montgomery Dental Care today at (513) 793-5703 to find out if Botox is right for you.
How porcelain veneers from your dentist in Cincinnati, OH, can give you an outstanding smile
Are you hiding your smile because of damage, stains, or uneven, chipped tooth edges? If so, it’s time for you to rejuvenate your smile with porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers can give you the smile you deserve, quicker and easier than you’ve ever thought possible. Dr. Janette A. Williams at Montgomery Dental Care in Cincinnati, OH, offers porcelain veneer treatment to give you an outstanding smile.
What veneers can do for you
Porcelain veneers are one of the most versatile cosmetic dental treatments available today because they can hide a number of minor and major flaws, including:
- Stains, blotches, and discolorations from lifestyle habits or genetics
- Chipped, worn down tooth edges due to grinding, aging, or wear-and-tear
- Cracks, fracture lines, or areas of broken tooth structure from trauma or an injury
Porcelain veneers can even minimize the appearance of gaps between your teeth by cosmetically making teeth appear closer together. Veneers can also minimize the appearance of overlapping or rotated teeth by cosmetically making teeth appear straighter.
Another major benefit of porcelain veneers is that they are a conservative treatment. This is because your dentist removes little-to-no tooth structure to apply them—just enough to compensate for the thickness of the veneers.
When you choose porcelain veneers, you are choosing a lifetime of beautiful smiles because porcelain is stain-resistant, allowing your porcelain veneers to stay looking new for years.
Your porcelain veneer treatment will require between two and three appointments to complete, including a consultation appointment. During the first visit, your teeth will be prepared for the veneers, and then models are taken of your teeth. These models are sent to a dental laboratory where skilled dental artisans create your new veneers. Once Dr. Williams receives your new veneers, a cementation appointment will be scheduled and the veneers will be permanently bonded on to your teeth
Interested? Give us a call
To learn more about porcelain veneers and our other cosmetic services, call your dentist, Dr. Janette A. Williams of Montgomery Dental Care in Cincinnati, OH, at (513) 793-5703. Call today!
How cosmetic dentistry procedures from your dentist in Cincinnati, Ohio can enhance your smile.
If your smile needs a little bit of renewed vitality, you need to discover the world of cosmetic dentistry. With so many cosmetic dentistry options to choose from, there is a procedure that is sure to enhance your smile. Dr. Janette Williams at Montgomery Dental Care in Cincinnati, Ohio offers a wide range of cosmetic dentistry options to give you your best smile.
Cosmetic dentistry offers procedures to make your smile more beautiful. If nature didn’t give you a wonderful smile, cosmetic dentistry can change that. Let’s take a look at just a few of the most popular cosmetic dentistry services:
Professional teeth whitening, which is an excellent choice to enhance a dull, aging, yellowing smile; you can whiten your teeth up to 8 shades, and your great results can last for years! Professional teeth whitening products are the safe way to get rid of dark stains and give you a more brilliant, younger-looking smile. The in-office treatment takes only about an hour.
Cosmetic bonding and recontouring, which is the perfect option to repair teeth that are chipped, eroded, worn-down, or broken; bonding uses composite, a liquid material that your dentist can match to the color of your teeth. The composite is sculpted into place and hardened with a blue light. Your bonding treatment will look completely natural and give you a whole, beautiful smile. Bonding is often combined with recontouring to balance out an uneven smile by reshaping jagged, uneven edges of your teeth.
Porcelain veneers, which are a superb choice to hide minor and major areas of tooth damage; they are a versatile, conservative dental treatment and can hide problems like these:
- Chipped, worn-down, or eroded teeth
- Cracked, fractured, or broken teeth
- Blotchy, discolored, or stained teeth
They can even hide some alignment issues including minimizing gaps between your teeth, reducing the appearance of overlapped teeth, and minimizing the look of crowding. Porcelain veneers look completely natural because porcelain is light-reflective and closely resembles tooth enamel. Porcelain is stain-resistant too, so your new veneers will stay looking beautiful for years.
These are just a few of the many cosmetic dentistry options available for you to consider. To find out more about what cosmetic dentistry can do for your smile, call Dr. Janette Williams at Montgomery Dental Care in Cincinnati, Ohio today.
A dental crown from your dentist in Cincinnati, OH, can give you a stronger smile
Did you know that damaging your teeth is easier than you think? It's true! Everyday habits like biting your nails, opening packages with your teeth, and chewing ice cubes can all work to damage your teeth. If you clench or grind your teeth at night, your smile can also suffer major damage.
Fortunately, you can strengthen your teeth and your smile with dental crowns! Here at Montgomery Dental Care in Cincinnati, OH, your dentist, Dr. Janette Williams, offers a wide range of services, including dental crowns to give you a stronger smile. Read on to learn if this treatment could be right for you.
More about dental crowns
Whether your teeth are cracked, broken, or chipped at the edges, dental crowns can help. A dental crown strengthens your tooth by covering its entire visible surface above the gum line, thereby distributing biting and chewing forces across your whole smile. By evenly distributing the pressure and force of chewing, your previously compromised tooth is far less likely to become further damaged.
In addition to strengthening your smile, crowns can also make your smile more beautiful as well! That's because one of the main dental crown materials is porcelain, a light-reflective material that closely resembles natural tooth enamel.
A full porcelain crown can give you the dazzling look you want, and the strength your need for your smile. Furthermore, porcelain is stain-resistant, allowing the crown to stay bright and beautiful for years!
If you need increased chewing strength for your back teeth, you might also consider a porcelain-fused-to-metal crown, also known as a PFM crown. PFM crowns combine the exquisite beauty of porcelain with the strength of a metal underlay, making them a fantastic choice for back teeth.
Need dental work? Give us a call
To find out more about how crowns can strengthen your teeth and your smile, talk with your dentist. Call Dr. Janette Williams of Montgomery Dental Care in Cincinnati, OH, today by dialing (513) 793-5703.