Glamorgan Dental

Aesthetic Neuromodulating Injections

Veneers

Also referred to by the more general term of dental veneers, this is primarily a cosmetic service, though it can help restore the function of your smile in minor ways too.

Veneers are essentially thin coverings that are placed over the external surface of your smile in order to hide teeth that are irregularly shaped, severely stained, fragmented, or that have noticeable gaps between them.

When you come in to receive dental veneers near you, your dentist will take molds and x-rays of your smile and send this information to the dental lab. This information allows them to create veneers that match your oral dimensions exactly. Veneers are typically designed from porcelain since this material looks natural, is stain-resistant, and is durable. If you take care to look after your veneers, they can last up to 10 years, perhaps longer.

Before your veneers are attached to your teeth, a bit of your enamel may need to be etched off so they will bond better. For more details about this treatment, feel free to reach out to our staff today.

Aesthetic Neuromodulator Injections – Cosmetic Injections

Dr. Kreuz is certified in injectable treatments as part of her practice. Whether you want to soften your worry and frown lines or relax facial wrinkles, we can discuss all of the options available and will deliver treatments based on your individual goals to achieve results that are natural, refined and beautifully you in a safe and painless manner.

Aesthetic Neuromodulator Injections

What to expect:

Prior to administering injections, we need to check your suitability for treatment. There are certain medications that may interfere with the injectables efficacy, and the desired results may not be achieved. It is exceptionally important, therefore, to be honest about prior medical history. These products are not recommended for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

The injections take 10-20 minutes to administer, depending on the amount required, and are no more painful than a bug bite or pinprick. Normal activity can be resumed immediately after treatment, but strenuous activity and massages should be avoided for 24 hours after treatment. It may take 3-10 days to see the full effect of the treatment, but it will continue to work for anywhere between 3-6 months.

Neuromodulator Injections – Therapeutic Injections

Although most known for their aesthetic applications, neuromodulating injectables have become an increasingly popular modality to assist in the management of Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) disorders. Injectables are not the only solution for TMJ disorders, and it is important to examine the root cause of these issues, prior to proceeding with treatment.  Not all patients are candidates for the treatment, but those who are can experience the following benefits through injectable therapy:

  • Decrease in headaches caused by nighttime grinding/clenching
  • Minimizes Lockjaw
  • Reduction in discomfort when using the jaw
  • Reduction in shoulder and neck pain
  • Substantial reduction in jaw tension

How do these types of injectables work for TMJ disorders?

The Temporomandibular Joint is constantly being used for a variety of daily activities, such as chewing, biting, speaking, and swallowing. The most common causes of TMJ disorders that neuromodulating injections can help with are jaw displacement and stress-related involuntary jaw movements. The injections work to alleviate TMJ tension by relaxing the jaw muscles, preventing unconscious jaw movement, and minimizing grinding related headaches. One of the major advantages of this treatment modality is that normal functions such as speaking, swallowing, and biting are left unaffected. The only major change is the reduction in discomfort. In addition, managing the symptoms of TMJ disorder can also help to prevent serious dental problems from occurring later. Disorders of the TMJ can contribute to periodontal disease, dental decay and the loosening of teeth.
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