Botox Vs. Fillers: Which One Is Right For You?

You know the dentist’s office as a place to get your teeth cleaned and your cavities filled. But you can also get the best in cosmetic and pain treatment with Botox® and fillers. 

Our dynamic dentists John Sarris, DMD, and Thomas Copulos, DDS, at Dental Designs of Plantation are committed not only to your dental and oral health, but to your overall well-being and beauty. 

We use proven treatments like Botox, cosmetic injectables, and other fillers to address your dental pain and any cosmetic issues you want to get rid of. We can help you decide which treatment is right for you based on your goals and needs. 

Botox and filler basics

Botox is perhaps one of the most famous and most commonly used cosmetic injectables. It comes from a certain kind of bacteria that blocks nerve signals and muscle contractions. Its main use is to prevent and correct wrinkles. 

We also offer Dysport®, which is a very similar type of cosmetic injection that comes from the same bacteria and is also mainly used to treat and stop wrinkles from forming. Both Botox and Dysport are great for alleviating the symptoms of dental pain, as well. 

In addition to cosmetic injections, our dentists also provide Juvéderm® fillers. These fillers restore volume to your face and lips by promoting the production of collagen and elastin that your body has lost over time. 

Deciding which injectable is best for you depends on what your goals and needs are. Here are a few things to consider.

Do you want to feel less dental pain?

There are lots of reasons why your mouth and teeth hurt. You might be suffering from temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, headaches, teeth grinding, or other dental issues. Fortunately, we have a way to treat and manage your pain without prescription medications. 

Botox and Dysport are great pain relievers. When injected, they block your nerve signals and discourage muscle contractions. This helps the muscles in your face relax so you feel less pain. Talk to our dentists about using either Botox or Dysport for your dental pain.

Do you want to get rid of wrinkles?

If your main goal is saying goodbye to wrinkles and fine lines, Botox and Dysport are the right choices for you. Although they are similar injections, they work best on different kinds of wrinkles. 

Botox is best for the fine lines and wrinkles that occur between your eyebrows, at the corners of your eyes, and on your forehead. Dysport has a higher dosage and is meant for more severe wrinkles. It’s typically only used on the area between your eyebrows. 

No matter what your flaw is, we have a treatment option for you. Our dentists can recommend the best option for you based on your specific wants and needs. 

Do you want fuller features?

Maybe you’re less concerned with wrinkles and more worried about thinning lips and sagging skin. If that’s true, you want a filler like Juvéderm. As you age, you start to lose the proteins elastin and collagen in your skin. These two proteins are responsible for giving your skin structure and making your features look full. 

Juvéderm is made of hyaluronic acid, which occurs naturally in your body. When it gets injected into your face and lips, it stimulates your body’s production of collagen so your features become fuller and younger looking. Juvéderm works best in your cheeks, lips, and around your nose and mouth. 

We don’t just want you to have a great, healthy smile. We want you to be confident in your looks and live comfortably without dental pain. That’s why we offer the best and most comprehensive list of treatment options. 

If you’re interested in learning more or want to get started with Botox or dermal fillers, call our office in Plantation, Florida, or schedule an appointment online today.

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