Facial Esthetics Treatments Can Enhance Your Smile and Improve Your Oral Health

Facial esthetics is a relatively new form of treatment that has been recently introduced to the dental industry to help patients enhance their cosmetic dentistry procedures. This form of treatment includes BOTOX® and a range of dermal fillers designed to reduce fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, nose, and smile, while also highlighting your facial contours.

Dr. Jack Haney is trained in administering BOTOX® for patients living in the Knoxville, TN, area. To learn how this treatment can benefit you, read on or contact our office today by calling 865-693-6886.

Reduce Fine Lines and Wrinkles

Fine lines and wrinkles are a natural part of age progression. While you may feel youthful and energetic on the inside, these signs of aging can make you appear tired and much older than your years, resulting in poor self-confidence and a decreased desire to smile. Some of the first places to show wrinkles are around the eyes, lips, nose, and on the forehead. As we age, collagen production decreases and can also cause cheeks to sag, making fine lines and wrinkles even more defined. By choosing a dentist who provides both cosmetic dentistry and facial esthetics, you can dramatically improve your facial features all under the same roof, many times in just one office visit. Patients who combine their newly veneered teeth with facial esthetics can greatly enhance their results and achieve a more attractive and youthful appearance.

Improve Your Smile

Excess gum tissue along the gum line is a common concern for some that can cause what we call a “gummy smile.” This issue is when more than 2mm of gum exposure is seen when the individual smiles. A “gummy smile” is twice as more likely to occur in women than men. While gum contouring is traditionally performed with a scalpel and requires an extensive recovery, patients looking for a minimally invasive treatment find BOTOX® extremely beneficial. By administering a few strategically placed injections into the upper lip, it can relax the lip elevators and decrease the amount of gum exposure shown. If a thin upper lip is the cause of your gum exposure, this is where dermal fillers can be used to not only smooth fine lines around the mouth, but provide more defined lips and less gum exposure when smiling.

Treat TMJ Disorder

Educated in head and neck anatomy, Dr. Haney is qualified at providing BOTOX® as a conservative treatment for addressing TMJ disorder and jaw clenching. Both of these oral conditions can cause jaw pain, lockjaw, and headaches, as well as result in severe tooth damage. TMJ disorder can also keep you from performing basic tasks, such as chewing and talking. When BOTOX® is injected into the surrounding jaw muscles, it immediately relaxes the jaw and minimizes tension to help improve your oral health.

How Can Facial Esthetics Benefit You?

We invite you in to meet with Dr. Haney to learn more about cosmetic dentistry and how facial esthetics can benefit you personally. Please contact our Knoxville, TN office today online or call 865-693-6886 to schedule your consultation.

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