Every person, regardless of gender, will inevitably experience a situation similar to this: You’re looking at your face in the mirror and you suddenly catch a glimpse of your face in a crystal-clear lighting condition. You look at yourself closer and see faint “11s” between your eyebrows, lines on your forehead, or the beginnings of crow’s feet.
There’s a chance that you’ll shrug it off, but there’s also a chance that you’ll be extremely bothered by those lines. Luckily for you, you have options, and Botox is at the top of that list. Done perfectly, the results will really look natural and beautiful. Here at Suburban Family Dental in Des Plaines, IL, (yes, we tackle anti-aging too!) Dr. Michelle Radeka uses Botox injections to smoothen wrinkles and fine lines to give patients a more youthful appearance.
How Does Botox Work Exactly?
Botox is actually a brand name used for the botulinum toxin that is produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium. This bacterium is found in water, plants, animal intestines, and soil. The toxin is highly capable of blocking the acetylcholine neurotransmitter, resulting in muscle paralysis that can last for a couple of months.
That being said, when utilized for minimizing the look of wrinkles and lines, Botox is administered in small controlled doses. It’s also used for treating certain health conditions. This muscle paralyzing effect is what makes a shot of Botox very effective in smoothening wrinkling and crinkling that naturally occurs with aging and when people make particular facial expressions, such as smiling, frowning, etc. Additionally, some studies have shown that Botox injections could help prevent further creasing.
When Should I Get Botox?
While the “right” time will vary from one person to another, most experts recommend Botox once you see the lines form, which could be around the late 20s to early 30s. Once you hit your 30s, your collagen production and skin cell turnover start to decline so it’s around this time that many people notice the first signs of aging on their faces. That said, some may opt to get Botox injections before this time and that’s totally fine.
The most crucial part of getting Botox is having clear goals, realistic expectations, and working with an experienced doctor, like our doctor here in Des Plaines, IL. Once you’ve shared your goals with your doctor, she will outline all the other options suited to your case, including other treatments that will complement Botox and help maintain its effects for as long as possible.
For More Details About Botox, or Other Anti-Aging Treatments, We Can Help
Reach out to us here at Suburban Family Dental in Des Plaines, IL, by dialing (847) 640-0778 to arrange your appointment with Dr. Michelle Radeka.
How dental bonding from our office in Des Plaines can rejuvenate your smile!
One of today's premier options in cosmetic dentistry, dental bonding is the application of resin material to aesthetically flawed teeth in order to enhance or restore their appearance. Here at Suburban Family Dental in Des Plaines, IL, your dentists, Dr. Roman Dziubyk, Dr. Lorelei Grise', and Dr. Michelle Radeka, use dental bonding to restore patients' smiles—read on to learn more!
Dental Bonding Overview
Dental bonding can be used for a variety of purposes, including to repair broken teeth, form dental cavities, close gaps between teeth, eliminate discolorations, and alter the appearance of misshapen teeth. Dental practitioners also use bonding to protect the exposed roots of teeth.
Dental Bonding Procedure
Your dental care provider will use a shade guide to select a composite resin that matches the shade of your teeth. The tooth surface is then conditioned with liquid, preparing it for the bonding material. Afterward, the resin is applied, shaped, and smoothed to the desired shape on the teeth. Once this is completed, the resin is hardened with a curing light, and your dental care provider trims, shapes, and polishes the tooth to match the gloss of your smile.
Benefits of Dental Bonding
Dental bonding can usually be done in just one visit. The dental bonding procedure takes about 30 to 60 minutes to complete per tooth. Very little enamel is removed during the procedure, which gives it an advantage over veneers and crowns. Moreover, bonding is among the least expensive cosmetic dental treatments.
Your Dental Consultation
A dental consultation is a visit with your dental care provider where you can discuss your issues, concerns, and treatment options. During a consultation, your dentist will perform an exam to check the health of your teeth and gums, as well as talk to you about the changes you would like to make to your smile. They will then determine if your dental problems can be solved with bonding.
Interested? Give Our Office a Call!
Get a brand new smile this year. Call Suburban Family Dental at 847-640-0778 right now to schedule a dental consultation at our office in Des Plaines, IL.
Dental bonding is a simple dental procedure that entails the application of a resin material to bond it to the treated tooth in order to improve or restore its function and appearance. It is one of the most affordable and easiest cosmetic dentistry treatments available today. Dr. Roman Dziubyk, Dr. Lorelei Grise', and Dr. Michelle Radeka, our dentists here at Suburban Family Dental in Des Plaines, IL, use dental bonding for repairing minor teeth concerns.
Why You Might Need Dental Bonding
Your dentist might recommend bonding if you have:
- Cracks and/or chips in your teeth
- Discolored teeth
- Small spaces in between teeth
- Shorter than normal teeth that need elongating
- Unevenly shaped teeth
- An exposed tooth root that requires protection due to receding gums
Your dentist in Des Plaines, IL, may likewise suggest dental bonding as an alternative to a traditional dental filling.
The Dental Bonding Procedure
Due to the simplicity of the procedure, bonding doesn’t really require extensive preparation. Anesthesia is usually not needed unless the procedure will be used for filling a decayed tooth and the chip is close to a nerve or if the tooth requires buffing to modify its shape before bonding. Your dentist will ensure that the shade of the bonding will blend seamlessly with your natural tooth color.
Your tooth’s surface will then be buffed slightly to make it more adherent and applied with a conditioning agent to ensure that the bonding will adhere better to your tooth. The bonding material, a putty-like, tooth-colored resin will then be applied, shaped, and smoothened to the proper shape, after which a laser or blue light will be used for hardening the material and securing it in place.
Once the material has hardened, it will be further shaped, trimmed, and polished to perfectly match the shade and sheen of your tooth. In general, bonding will take 30 minutes to an hour per tooth depending on the extent of the procedure.
Caring for Your Newly Bonded Teeth
Bonded teeth don’t really need special care. You just need to follow proper hygiene practices. This includes brushing your teeth twice daily and flossing them once daily. You should likewise rinse your mouth with mouthwash once a day at least and visit your dentist for routine examinations and cleanings.
In addition, since the dental bonding material can chip, it’s vital to avoid habits that can damage it, including biting your fingernails and chewing on hard items like ice, pens, candies, and others. In the event that you feel sharp edges on your bond tooth or you feel that something’s off with it when biting down, visit your dentist for a checkup.
Interested in Getting Dental Bonding?
Arrange a consultation with one of our dentists, Dr. Roman Dziubyk, Dr. Lorelei Grise', or Dr. Michelle Radeka to learn more about the procedure. Call Suburban Family Dental in Des Plaines, IL, at (847) 640-0778 for more details.
Many people don't really give much thought to their oral health until something goes wrong. However, just like other areas of your health, waiting until you experience symptoms like pain or infection leaves you open to such negative consequences such as permanent damage (including tooth loss) and more expensive/time-consuming treatment. Accordingly, the goals of preventive care are to keep your teeth/gums healthy and to catch potential problems as soon as possible. Here at Myers Family Dental in Martinez and Augusta, GA, Drs. Alan and Eliza Myers offer a range of preventive and general dentistry services to protect your smile—read on to learn more!
Protect Your Smile and Oral Health with Preventive Dental Care from our Offices in Martinez and Augusta, GA
The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that most people go to the dentist every six months for a dental exam and professional cleaning. Because oral health issues like tooth decay and gum disease tend to be progressive (meaning that they develop slowly over time), skipping your preventive care could heavily cost you down the road, especially if you smoke, drink alcohol, fail to practice good oral hygiene, and have a family history of oral health problems.
Oral cancer screenings are another important, although often overlooked, aspect of preventive care. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), oral cancers are the sixth most common type of cancer in the United States. They can develop on the tongue or on the soft tissue/membrane of the oral cavity.
Certain types of oral bacteria have also been linked to general health issues like diabetes and heart disease. Going to the dentist for regular preventive care is one of the best investments you can make in your overall health and wellbeing.
Find a Dentist in Martinez or Augusta, GA
Preventive care can protect you from a number of common oral (and general) health problems, such as tooth decay and gum disease. For more information, contact Myers Family Dental today by dialing (706) 738-7742 to schedule an appointment with one of our dentists.
Sometimes a few minor cosmetic improvements are all it takes to revitalize your appearance, boost your confidence, and improve your overall quality of life. That's why Dr. Michelle Radeka here at Suburban Family Dental in Des Plaines, IL, now offer a number of advanced cosmetic services to help you look and feel your best! Read on to learn how botox treament from Dr. Radeka can benefit your wellbeing.
Cosmetic Botox in Des Plaines, IL
Botox has become a household name in recent years, thanks in large part to the many celebrities who use it to keep up a fresh, smooth, and youthful appearance. (Fun fact: Botox also has a number of additional medical applications and is used to treat everything from migraines to excessive sweating).
The most common use for Botox is to relax the look of fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth/eyes, on the forehead, and along the creases on the neck. Botox is also used to treat a number of medical issues and symptoms like TMJ, incontinence, and muscle contractions among others.
Benefits of Botox
Whether you're looking for cosmetic improvements or treatment for a specific symptom or condition that Botox can relieve, it's important to always go to a licensed and trained professional with experience in administering Botox and other cosmetic treatments.
Botox injections work by temporarily preventing muscle contractions so as to provide relief from the constantly creasing facial expressions that contribute to lines and wrinkles, or to relieve muscle spasms or contractions due to neurological conditions or injuries.
A typical Botox injection lasts between three-to-six months, and in many cases, people find that their wrinkles and lines appear less pronounced after time with continued treatment.
Find a Cosmetic Dentist in Des Plaines, IL
For more information about Botox and other cosmetic and general dentistry services, contact Suburban Family Dental today by dialing (847) 640-0778 to schedule an appointment with one of our dentists.
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